Strictly week 7: Kellie Bright is falling down the pecking order

Wowee! This year’s edition of Strictly Come Dancing was becoming painfully predictable but the latest dance-off may just have breathed fresh life into the old dog.

Having been 2015’s dark horse Eastenders actress Kellie Bright is in danger of falling off a proverbial cliff, at least according to the latest odds.

Less shocking was Carol Kirkwood’s elimination but Jeremy Vine survives and Jay McGuiness remains untouchable at the top of the market.

Pause for breath.

As always we’re on hand to round-up the latest talking points…

Kellie’s odds are getting longer and longer

What’s Kellie done wrong? While it was refreshing to see Jamelia avoid the bottom two for a change, the fact that Ms. Bright was forced to dance for her life against Carol seemed a little unfair.

Having scored a respectable 32 points few were expecting Kellie and Kevin Clifton to suffer the ignominy of the dance-off.

But that’s how it transpired and the actress is now a whopping 25/1 to claim the Glitterball trophy having been as short as 10/1 just a fortnight ago.

There are at least three acts worse than Kellie left in the competition but try telling that to the voting public.

Are we guilty of underestimating Peter?

The ‘we’ in the question posed above refers to the bookies more so than the judges who were particularly smitten with Peter Andre’s latest performance.

His cheeky Charleston to Basement Jaxx’s Do Your Thing received rave reviews and perfect 10s from both Len Goodman and Darcey Bussell.

Yet the pop singer-turned TV presenter still can’t get near 4/7 favourite Jay.

Odds of 7/1 for Peter and dance partner Jeanette Manrara to emerge triumphant are looking pretty tempting right now if you want to back a long shot.

Snap them up before they disappear in a few weeks’ time.

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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.