Balls will fight another day but Antastacia faces Strictly exit



Strictly Come Dancing Winner: Anastacia

Ed Balls will make it through this week’s edition of Strictly Come Dancing and that spells bad news for a certain crocked contestant. 

At least, that’s what the latest odds suggest with our TV traders indulging in some crystal-ball gazing ahead of this weekend’s action on the dance floor.

The bookies reckon new cult hero Ed Balls (2/1) will escape the bottom two, despite his questionable skills, with Anastacia the favourite to be eliminated next at 5/4.

Lesley Joseph is chalked up next in the betting at 5/1, or it’s then a 7/1 chance that any other contestant is given their marching orders.

Danny Mac is flying high at the other end of the market with his odds of winning rated at just 2/1.

However hot on his heels is Louise Redknapp at 4/1, followed by Robert Rinder, Will Young and Claudia Fragapane (8/1).

Jessica Bridge of Ladbrokes said: “Ed might be the rank outsider for glory, but punters reckon he’s got a fair few more weeks in him yet and unfortunately for Anastacia it doesn’t look like she’ll escape for the second week running.”

Ladbrokes Latest Betting:

Strictly Come Dancing winner 2016

Danny Mac 2/1

Louise Redknapp 4/1

Robert Rinder 8/1

Will Young 8/1

Claudia Fragapane 8/1

Daisy Lowe 10/1

Greg Rutherford 10/1

Laura Whitmore 12/1

Ore Oduba 16/1

Naga Munchetty 33/1

Lesley Joseph 40/1

Anastacia Newkirk 50/1

Tameka Empson 66/1

Ed Balls 100/1

Next elimination

Anastacia Newkirk 5/4

Ed Balls 2/1

Lesley Joseph 5/1

Any other contestant 7/1

Click here for the latest Strictly Come Dancing odds.

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


William Geldart

Having graduated with a degree in English Literature from the University of Wales, Bangor, William contributed to a number of online football blogs before finally finding his pot of gold at the end of the rainbow alongside the rest of the Ladbrokes News team. Now indulging passions for football, horse racing, greyhounds, boxing and political betting. Supports Wycombe Wanderers and can be spotted at various lower league and non-league grounds across the country.