Strictly Come Dancing Odds : Abbey Clancy & Susanna Reid look backable in Final as punters wade in

Strictly Come Dancing odds with Susanna Reid, Abbey Clancy, Sophie Ellis-Bextor and Natalie Gumede all vying to take the BBC crown tonight.

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Its certainly going to be a night to remember, with plenty of activity from punters looking to cash in on the BBC Bonanza.



Latest Odds: Susanna Reid 8/11, Clancy 13/5, Ellis-Bextor 5/1, Gumede 14/1
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Yes, that’s right. Whatever you are doing on Saturday, cancel it. It’s the Strictly Come Dancing final and everyone is invited.

It’s a four way go for the prize with Susanna Reid, Abby Clancy, Sophie Ellis Bexter and Natalie Gumede all vying to be the top dancer.

As with all public-vote based competitions, rarely does the best person come out on top.

That looks the case in this year’s final with everyone’s favourite diminutive and overly smiley newsreader Reid topping the bookie’s list after she was saved from elimination by the public despite being bottom of the judges’ score cards for the last three weeks.

The bookies are running scared of her public campaign to win the famous trophy and have her at just 11/10 to become the third BBC News reader to win the coveted prize, following in the footsteps of Natasha Kaplinsky and Chris Hollins, who were also both by far the most limited in terms of dancing ability.

Second in the betting is Scouse sensation Clancy, whose relationship with the paying public is growing week by week as she has finally removed the tag of being a talentless footballers wife.

Her husband Peter Crouch will no doubt be getting the whole of Stoke to get voting for his Mrs and the double of him scoring v Villa and Clancy winning may be worth a few bob.

She is trading at 5/2 behind Reid in the betting and with her having the potent combo of good judges scores and a strong PR campaign behind her, we’re liking the look of her at the advertised price.

The best dancer on the show is the outsider of the four, Gumede, whose background of being in a stage school hasn’t sat well with the public.

If this was all about judges votes then she would be a 1/4 shot to land the spoils but due to the current format, she is a bulky 12/1. Despite being up with the best dancers all the way through the show, she has been in the bottom two twice.

The public just aren’t picking up the phone.

Ellis-Bexter, a 4/1 shot, is more boring than an Uncle Albert war story so you can rule her out. Stick with Clancy to bring home the trophy.

Lewis Jones has a wealth of experience in both online and offline sports media despite his young age, and has worked at a variety of well known brands and publications in the UK.