£1k bet staked on Alexandra Burke waltzing to Strictly victory
Alexandra Burke may not be favourite to win Strictly Come Dancing, but that hasn’t stopped one speculative punter wagering £1K on the former X Factor winner.
The bet was struck at odds of 5/1 in what is the largest stake placed on any contestant to date.
Support has been pouring in for the Broken Heels singer and her odds have come tumbling in to 9/2 as a result.
Even so, the 29-year-old is still only the third favourite for Glitterball glory.
Former JLS frontman Aston Merrygold remains on course for a ballroom blitz at 3/1.
However, if you don’t want to Take a Chance on him, Saturdays singer Mollie King is 4/1.
If McGee wins it truly would be magic.
Jessica Bridge of Ladbrokes said: “Alexandra’s clearly got the X Factor with punters, and our high staker will no doubt be shouting hallelujah should she triumph on the dancefloor in a few months.”
Strictly Come Dancing Betting:
Strictly Come Dancing winner 2017
Aston Merrygold – 3/1
Mollie King – 4/1
Alexandra Burke – 9/2
Gemma Atkinson – 6/1
Davood Ghadami –10/1
Jonnie Peacock – 10/1
Joe McFadden – 16/1
Debbie McGee – 20/1
Charlotte Hawkins – 25/1
Richard Coles – 33/1
Brian Conley – 50/1
Chizzy Akudolu – 50/1
Ruth Langsford – 50/1
Susan Calman – 50/1
Simon Rimmer – 66/1
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All Odds and Markets correct as of the date of publication