Strictly Come Dancing: Lancashire's AJ Odudu is the new favourite

AJ Odudu is the new favourite to win Strictly Come Dancing after the second weekend of live performances.

Monday, 4th October 2021, 4:26 pm
Updated Monday, 4th October 2021, 4:28 pm

The Blackburn TV presenter followed up her high score of 34 on week one with another strong showing of 31 for her Foxtrot, which has seen her shorten into 5/2 from 4/1 with BoyleSports to go all the way to the glitterball.

There were however a pair of surprising names at the top of the leaderboard as Tilly Ramsay and Sara Davies were awarded a total of 34 points each.

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AJ Odudu is the new favourite to win Strictly Come Dancing

TV Dragon Sara had started the week as the favourite to be eliminated but is now 66/1 from 100/1 to win, while chef Tilly has made a move up the betting to 33/1 despite being an 80/1 outsider before her Charleston went down a storm with the judges.

Lawrence Lyons, spokesperson for BoyleSports said: “AJ Odudu started out in the middle of the pack at 12/1 but has been very popular with punters after two weeks at the right end of the leaderboard. She has been backed all the way down to 5/2 favourite, although it looks like a very close race this year with John Whaite and Rose Ayling-Ellis also attracting their fair share of supporters.”

Strictly Come Dancing winner odds

5/2 AJ Odudu

11/4 John Whaite

7/2 Rose Ayling-Ellis

6/1 Adam Peaty

10/1 Rhys Stephenson

12/1 Tom Fletcher

20/1 Robert Webb

25/1 Dan Walker

33/1 Tilly Ramsay

66/1 Ugo Monye

66/1 Sara Davies

66/1 Judi Love

100/1 Katie McGlynn

150/1 Greg Wise

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