Strictly Come Dancing

John Whaite Takes Over As Strictly Come Dancing Favourite At 6/4 From 11/4

John Whaite is the new favourite to win Strictly Come Dancing after an eye-catching performance during the third week of live dances.

The Chorley baker was awarded a perfect ten from three of the four judges and ended the week with a series high score of 39 for his Paso Doble to ‘Hes a Pirate’ from Pirates of the Caribbean.

The impressive display has seen the former Bake Off winner gambled into 6/4 favourite from 11/4 to go all the way to the glitterball

…putting him ahead of other leading contenders Rose Ayling-Ellis (9/4) and AJ Odudu, who has now been eased to 4/1 from 11/4.

Katie McGlynn was the second casualty of the new series after losing to dance-off with Judi Love, who remains a 100/1 outsider.

Adam Peaty found himself at the bottom of the leaderboard with only 20 points awarded for his Rumba and the Olympic swimmer has now made a worrying slide down the betting from 6/1 to 16/1.

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