Banjo to body pop the Olympic ceremony into life

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ASHLEY BANJO is odds-on to choreograph the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics, according to Ladbrokes.

The Diversity star leads the betting at 1/2 as Danny Boyle starts to orchestrate his plans for the show-stopping opening ceremony. Bets are being taken on which dance moves will feature and it’s just even money that the head spin is used and 6/1 Michael Jackson’s famous moonwalk makes an appearance.

New Dancing On Ice judge Louie Spence is the second favourite for the job at 4/1, followed closely by former X Factor choreographer Brian Freedman (6/1).

Jolly Mayor of London Boris Johnson is also chalked up by the bookies at 250/1 to perform the worm at some point during the ceremony.

Jessica Bridge of Ladbrokes said: “Banjo’s got it in the bag as far as we’re concerned. Punters tuning in all over the globe would love to see Boris do the worm.”

Ladbrokes latest betting

Who will choreograph the London Olympics opening ceremony
Ashley Banjo – 1/2
Louie Spence – 4/1
Brian Freedman – 6/1
Ray Leeper – 8/1
Arlene Philips – 10/1
Laurieann Gibson – 20/1
Anne Teresa de Keesmaeker – 50/1
Steve Nester – 50/1

Which dance moves will be used during the opening ceremony
Head spin – Evens
Robot – 6/4
Chair – 3/1
Moonwalk 6/1
Worm – 10/1

Olympic ceremony specials
Sir Steve Redgrave to moonwalk at the opening ceremony 250/1
Boris Johnson to do the worm at the opening ceremony 500/1

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Craig Kemp

Craig has written for Ladbrokes since the 2010 World Cup, having previously gained a Media & Sports Journalism degree and contributed to publications including the Racing Post. His main areas of interest are horse racing and UFC, but he is also an avid X Factor gambler and likes nothing more than indulging in a spot of Hip Hop Karaoke.