Strictly Shamazing? Odds slashed on Nicole Scherzinger to be Strictly judge

Our traders have slashed the odds on Nicole Scherzinger joining the Strictly Come Dancing judging panel.

Having been a 25/1 shot yesterday, we’ve now cut odds to just 8/1, putting the former Pussycat Doll right among the frontrunners for the job.

Elsewhere, Anton du Beke and Karen Hardy continue to head the betting at 5/1 and 6/1.

Alex Apati of Ladbrokes said: “This is by far the biggest move we’ve seen in the market since Darcey Bussell announced she was leaving the show. Punters are clearly convinced Nicole’s judging experience coupled with her dancing past puts her right among the frontrunners.”

Ladbrokes Latest Betting

To replace Darcey Bussell as Strictly Come Dancing judge

Anton Du Beke – 5/1
Karen Hardy – 6/1
Alfonso Ribeiro – 7/1
Nicole Scherzinger – 8/1
Helen Richey – 8/1
Ian Waite – 10/1
Gary Edwards – 12/1
Caroline Flack – 12/1
Joanne Clifton – 12/1
Oti Mabuse – 12/1

20/1 bar

View the latest Strictly Come Dancing odds at Ladbrokes.

All Odds and Markets correct as of date of publication

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