Strictly set to beat X Factor - how good is Gumede?
The X Factor & Strictly go head to head for the first time on Saturday night. The latest odds suggest that it is Strictly (4/7) that will be the greater draw, with the X Factor offered at 5/4.
We also get our first view of the Strictly contestants and their dancing skills. The bookies will have their eye on Natalie Gumede who has been the subject of the biggest pre-season gamble in the history of Strictly Come Dancing.
"The word is that Natalie is going to blow us away. We have not even seen her dance and we have nearly racked up a five figure liability!" said William Hill spokesman Rupert Adams.
Which Show Will Have The Most Viewers On Saturday 7th September?: 4/7 Strictly Come Dancing, 5/4 The X Factor
William Hill Strictly Come Dancing: 9/2 Natalie Gumede, 5/1 Rachel Riley, 6/1 Ashley Taylor-Dawson, 13/2 Sophie Ellis-Bextor, 8/1 Susanna Reid, 9/1 Abbey Clancy, 9/1 Ben Cohen, 12/1 Patrick Robinson, 16/1 Julien McDonald, 25/1 Fiona Fullerton, 40/1 Mark Benton, 50/1 Dave Myers, 50/1 Deborah Meaden, 66/1 Vanessa Feltz, 80/1 Tony Jacklin
X Factor 2013: 6/1 Tamera Foster, 7/1 Sam Bailey, 10/1 Hannah Barratt, 20/1 Luke Friend, 25/1 Rielle Carrington, 50/1 Alejandro Fernandez, 50/1 Siana Schofield, 50/1 Tom Mann, 100/1 Euphoria Girls, 100/1 Rachel McCauley