Who will win Strictly 2021? Rose strong favourite despite passe Paso Doble

  • Max Liu
  • 3:00 min read
Claudia Winkelman and Tess Daly
The Strictly final is on 18 December and Rose is firm favourite to win

EastEnders star is still the heavy odds-on favourite with bettors despite a below par week while John Whaite comes next. Max Liu has the latest prices including the Christmas special odds...

The EastEnders actress is 1.241/4 to hold aloft the illustrious prize - previously won by Stacey Dooley and Bill Bailey, among others - at the climax of the final on 18 December.

Bettors think there's no stopping Rose Ayling-Ellis as she dances her way to the Strictly glitterball even after a week that was below her own high standards.

The EastEnders actress is 1.241/4 to hold aloft the illustrious prize - previously won by Stacey Dooley and Bill Bailey, among others - at the climax of the final on 18 December.

Rose and partner Giovanni performed a Paso Doble in Week 10 but only scored 33, falling some way short of the efforts that have seen them wow judges and viewers in recent weeks.

But everyone is entitled to an off-week and bettors aren't wavering their view that Rose is destined for Strictly glory.

John Whaite tops leaderboard

John Whaite has been consistently excellent and topped the leaderboard on Saturday night.

He's all the way out at 15.5 on the Exchange, however, and AJ Odudu is Rose's nearest rival, according to the Exchange odds, at 9.28/1

AJ also had a strong week, scoring 36 as she and partner Kai danced the Couple's Choice to 'Make Me Feel' by Janelle Monáe.

Last night, Tilly Ramsay became the ninth celebrity to be voted off this series.

Rob Furber will be back to preview next weekend's action on Saturday as Strictly enters its final three rounds.

Anne-Marie favourite for Christmas special

Pop star Anne-Marie 6/4 is the favourite to win this year's Christmas special after the six contestants were revealed.

She leads a market where Fred Sirieix 5/2, from Channel 4's First Dates, is also thought to be a strong contenders.

Mel Giedroyc 11/2, Jay Blades 5/1 and Moira Stewart 20/1 are the other contestants for the special which will air on Christmas Day followed by the results show on Box Day.

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