When it comes to choosing contestants for the upcoming edition of Strictly Come Dancing it would appear that the BBC is pretty comfortable looking close to home.
This weekend saw Proms presenter Katie Derham become the latest star with links to the broadcasting giant sign-up for the 2015 edition.
And it’s a trend that’s not gone under the radar at Ladbrokes.
Following the inclusion of Derham, television chef Ainsley Harriott, Jeremy Vine and Eastenders actress Kellie Bright the bookmaker has priced up the possibility of more past and present Beeb talent signing up for a stint on the ballroom floor.
Ladbrokes make it even money that one or two more BBC celebrities put their hat into the ring in a bid to claim the Glitterball trophy.
Meanwhile, it’s a current ITV star who holds early favouritism with Coronation Street’s Georgia May Foote the 6/1 market leader.
Jessica Bridge of Ladbrokes said: “Strictly’s in danger of BBC celebrity overload, and as far as the odds are concerned there’s still more come.”
Ladbrokes latest betting:
Strictly Come Dancing winner 2015
Georgia May Foote 6/1
Ainsley Harriott 8/1
Katie Derham 10/1
Jeremy Vine 16/1
Kellie Bright 16/1
How many more BBC celebrities will appear as a Strictly Come Dancing contestant?
Zero – 2/1
One or two – Evens
Three or more – 5/1
All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.
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