Will AJ Odudu, Rhys Stephenson or Rose Ayling-Ellis be Strictly Come Dancing winners?

Strictly Come Dancing winners: Bookies reveal favourites to claim Glitterball trophy

Who are your picks to win?

The odds for who could be the Strictly Come Dancing winners have been released and soap actress Rose Ayling-Ellis and her pro partner Giovanni Pernice are favourites.

According to Betfair, the EastEnders star and Italian dancer are heavily tipped to bag the Glitterball trophy.

Has a recent dip in form for AJ Odudu and John Whaite gone against them?

Or has Rose had the series win all sewn up since she and Giovanni blew away viewers with their ‘silent’ dance?

John Whaite
Could John win? (Credit: BBC)

Strictly Come Dancing winners: Latest bookies’ odds

The bookies have priced Rose and Giovanni as being almost unbeatable at 1/5.

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AJ and pro partner Kai Widdrington are second favourites to win at 7/1.

Will AJ Odudu and Kai Widdrington be Strictly Come Dancing winners?
AJ Odudu and Kai Widdrington have stumbled (Credit: BBC iPlayer)

And John and dance partner Johannes Radebe (9/1) are reckoned to be third most likely to emerge victorious.

And despite his recent impressive showings, Rhys Stephenson and his partner Nancy Xu are considered rank outsiders.

Will Rhys Stephenson and Nancy Xu be Strictly Come Dancing winners?
Rhys and Nancy score well but can they win over viewers? (Credit: BBC iPlayer)

‘No chance for Rhys’

Rhys and Nancy have very lengthy odds of 80/1 to beat out the other competitors.

Have the bookies confused Rhys with Richard Madeley somehow?

To be in the semi-final and rated so lowly must be a blow for Rhys’ confidence.

Rose Ayling-Ellis remains the strong 1/5 favourite.

However, will he even make it to the final?

Not according to Craig Revel Horwood, who is backing the other three couples to make it to the final stage.

Will Rose Ayling-Ellis and Giovanni Pernice be Strictly Come Dancing winners?
Giovanni and Rose are favourites (Credit: BBC iPlayer)

‘Odds-on for weeks now’

Meanwhile, a Betfair spokesperson indicated recent fluffs for AJ and John could have ended their chances of victory.

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They said: “Rose Ayling-Ellis remains the strong 1/5 favourite to waltz her way to the Strictly crown this year as we reach the semi-final stage.

“She has been odds-on for the Glitterball trophy for weeks now.

Will Johannes Radebe and John Whaite be Strictly Come Dancing winners?
Will Johannes and John be crowned winners? (Credit: BBC)

“AJ Odudu and John Whaite are a way behind Rose at 7/1 and 9/1 respectively after both struggled with lifts on the dance floor.”

In addition, they said: “And despite wowing the judges at the weekend with his Argentine Tango, Rhys Stephenson is a long way off at 80/1.”

Strictly Come Dancing next airs on Saturday December 11 on BBC One at 7.05pm.

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