Odds on Russell Grant being next Strictly judge are slashed


RUSSELL GRANT is one of the favourites to become a judge on Strictly Come Dancing according to Ladbrokes.

The firm have seen money laid on the astrologer who has been slashed to just 2/1 (from 40/1) to replace Alesha Dixon on the judging panel. However Kara Tointon remains the favourite at 7/4 and Karen Hardy has been pushed out to 4/1.

Jessica Bridge of Ladbrokes said: “Russell was a firm punters favourite and ratings would surely rocket if he joined the judging panel.”

Ladbrokes latest betting

Next permanent judge on Strictly Come Dancing

Kara Tointon – 7/4
Russell Grant – 2/1
Karen Hardy – 4/1
Chelsee Healey – 10/1
Arlene Phillips – 10/1
Ola Jordan – 12/1
Jennifer Grey – 16/1
Darcey Bussel – 25/1
Ann Widdecombe – 100/1
John Sergeant – 100/1