As Strictly Come Dancing 2019 reaches the semi-final stage this weekend, Max Liu updates us on the odds for next elimination and over all winner...
"Once again Chris Ramsey is the favourite to be eliminated, at 1.251/4 on the Betfair Exchange... "
Nothing hurts more than losing in the semi-finals - at least that's what athletes often say. This weekend it's the turn of Strictly contestants to try to avoid bowing out at the penultimate stage as the BBC show shimmies towards its conclusion.
Once again Chris Ramsey is the favourite to be eliminated, at 1.251/4 on the Betfair Exchange, having upset the odds by surviving the previous round's Musicals Week.
Ramsey and dance partner Karen Hauer performed a nifty foxtrot to defeat ex-footballer Alex Scott and Neil Jones, although there wasn't a lot in it, with Shirley Ballas casting the deciding vote in favour of the comedian.
Could that experience stand Ramsey in good stead for this weekend's drama? In just over 24 hours, we'll find out, as the remaining four contestants take to the floor for the show in which they'll each perform not one but two routines.
After Ramsey, Emma Barton is next in the elimination betting at 5.49/2 so seriously appealing odds for anyone who does anticipate another Strictly surprise. Beyond that, it would be a massive shock if Karim Zeroual 7.26/1 - who's already had to survive one dance-off, let's not forget - and Kelvin Fletcher 13.012/1 failed to make it to the final.
Zeroual scored this series' first Karim first perfect 40 last weekend, while Fletcher is the runaway favourite to win the glitterball at 1.42/5.