Aston Merrygold leads Mollie King in Strictly Come Dancing betting

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The return of Strictly Come Dancing is finally upon us and this year’s line-up looks as dazzling as ever.

And while there may be no Len Goodman this time around to dish out the sevens it should still be a tremendously entertaining series.

With 15 contestants ready to don the famous leotards and sequins, Saturday nights are set to get a whole lot brighter.

But who has cha-cha’d their way to the top of the early market betting…

Well, Aston Merrygold is the narrow 3/1 favourite.

Boyband members tend to fare well on Strictly, as demonstrated by Jay McGuinness’ success in 2015.

The former JLS frontman has the looks, the rhythm and the moves to dance away with the prize.

But will you take a chance on him?

He’s followed closely by Mollie King who stole the show at Monday’s launch night.

The Saturday’s singer King twerked for the cameras as she proved she has the moves to lay down a serious challenge.

At 4/1 she offers good value in a competitive field.

Fellow singer Alexandra Burke continues the theme of short-priced singers at 5/1.

It’s 6/1 that actress and glamour model Gemma Atkinson impresses the judges through to the end.

Meanwhile, in a first for Strictly, Jonnie Peacock will become the first ever disabled contestant on the show.

Peacock is a double-gold medal winning Paralympian and will certainly have the speed and fitness to lay down some serious Latin dance moves.

We make him a 9/1 shot to land the prize.

British actor Davood Ghadami takes us into the double figures prices at 10/1, as does TV presenter Charlotte Hawkins at 12s.

Heading further down the betting and we like Brian Conley to get into the groove at 25/1.

A pantomime star for many years, Conley is used to the stage and will relish the opportunity to strut his stuff to a large audience.

Reverend Richard Coles should provide the John Sargeant comedy angle at 40s, while Susan Calman and Simon Rimmer are no-hopers at 50/1 and 66/1 respectively.

Ladbrokes Latest Betting:

Strictly Come Dancing 2017 Winner

Aston Merrygold – 3/1

Mollie King – 4/1

Alexandra Burke – 5/1

Gemma Atkinson – 6/1

Jonnie Peacock – 9/1

Davood Ghadami – 10/1

Charlotte Hawkins – 12/1

Joe McFadden – 16/1

Debbie McGee – 20/1

Brian Conley – 25/1

Richard Coles – 40/1

Chizzy Akudolu – 50/1

Ruth Langsford – 50/1

Susan Calman – 50/1

Simon Rimmer – 66/1

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All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing

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