Strictly... A Battle Of The Babes
Strictly Come Dancing: More Money For Artem & Natalie
Natalie Gumede is definitely the one to beat, according to William Hill, who make her their standout 5/2 favourite. Ashley Taylor-Dawson is the only man quoted in the top six, he is second favourite at 4/1, closely followed by Rachel Riley at 5/1.
"The opening night just could not have gone worse, we had already built up a substantial liability on Natalie and were hoping that she drew badly," said William Hill spokesman Rupert Adams.
"We were hit with a double whammy when Artem came out of the hat. As Artem is a previous winner they are going to be almost impossible to beat."
William Hill Strictly Come Dancing: 5/2 Natalie Gumede, 4/1 Ashley Taylor-Dawson, 5/1 Rachel Riley, 6/1 Susanna Reid, 10/1 Sophie Ellis-Bextor, 12/1 Abbey Clancy, 12/1 Ben Cohen, 12/1 Patrick Robinson, 20/1 Fiona Fullerton, 25/1 Julian McDonald, 25/1 Mark Benton, 50/1 Tony Jacklin, 50/1 Dave Myers, 100/1 Vanessa Feltz, 100/1 Deborah Meaden,
Strictly Battle OF The Babes: 11/8 Natalie Gumede, 3/1 Rachel Riley, 7/2 Susanna Reid, 7/1 Sophie Ellis Bextor, 8/1 Abbey Clancy, 14/1 Fiona Fullerton, 66/1 Deborah Meaden, 66/1 Vanessa Feltz