Strictly Romance is burning up the dancefloor
Kara Tointon is said to be "smitten" with her Strictly Come Dancing partner Artem Chigvintsev, and William Hill have slashed the odds of them announcing that they are a couple from 7/4 to 8/11. Gavin Henson and his partner Katya Visrshilas are the second favourites to hook up, priced at 13/8 with Hills. Kara Tointon is currently the 9/2 second favourite to win Strictly just behind 4/1 favourite Matt Baker.
"Kara and Artem have been getting close recently and so we had no choice but to make them the favourites to dance the dance of love," said Hill's spokesman Joe Crilly.
First Dancing Partnership To Announce They Are A Couple: 8/11 Kara Tointon/Artem Chigvintsev; 13/8 Gavin Henson/Katya Virshilas; 10/1 Matt Baker/Aliona Vilani; 10/1 Tina O'Brien/Jared Murillo; 12/1 Goldie/Khristina Rihanoff; 14/1 Michelle Williams/Brendan Cole;16/1 Jimi Mistry/Flavia Cacace; 20/1 Scott Maslen/Natalie Lowe; 25/1 Felicity Kendal/Vincent Simone; 25/1 Patsy Kensit/Robin Windsor; 66/1 Pamela Stephenson/James Jordan; 66/1 Ann Widdecombe/Anton du Beke;66/1 Peter Shilton/Erin Boag; 100/1 Paul Daniels/Ola Jordan
Strictly Come Dancing Outright: 4/1 Matt Baker; 9/2 Kara Tointon; 5/1 Jimi Mistry; 7/1 Michelle Williams; 7/1 Felicity Kendal; 8/1 Scott Maslen; 12/1 Tina O'Brien; 20/1 Gavin Henson; 20/1 Patsy Kensit; 25/1 Goldie; 50/1 Pamela Stephenson; 66/1 Peter Shilton; 66/1 Ann Widdecombe; 66/1 Paul Daniels