Widdy’s X-Factor Has Fans Flocking To Strictly
Hills believe that the for the first time in the two programmes history, the Widdecombe factor could trump the X-Factor and are offering 3/1 that Strictly manages a higher peak rating than its ITV rival this series.
The former politician has astounded bookmakers having been as long as 150/1 to win the show and she is now 9/1 to win the show.
"Ann Widdecome may not have the moves, but she certainly has the X-Factor for entertaining and it could be this that pulls the crowds and finally usurps the ITV flagship," said Hill's spokesman Joe Crilly.
Matt Baker has moved back to the top of the Strictly betting market and has been cut from 2/1 to 13/8 following bets of up to £1000, with Scott Maslen (now 2/1) going the other way. Kara Tointon heads up the girls and she is the 5/1 third favourite to win the show.
Ann Widdecombe is 9/1 to win the show. If you are a fan of both Strictly and the X Factor then William Hill are offering 9/1 that the current belles of the reality TV ball, Matt Cardle and Matt Baker, both win their respective shows.
Michelle Williams, who sang the US national anthem at Wembley last week, is the 11/8 favourite to fox-trot off the show, with Felicity Kendal and Gavin Henson the 7/2 joint second favourites to go.
William Hill Strictly Come Dancing Odds:
Outright: 13/8 Matt Baker; 2/1 Scott Maslen; 5/1 Kara Tointon; 7/1 Pamela Stephenson; 9/1 Ann Widdecombe; 16/1 Jimi Mistry; 40/1 Gavin Henson; 40/1 Felicity Kendal; 50/1 Patsy Kensit; 80/1 Michelle Williams
Next Elimination: 11/8 Michelle Williams; 7/2 Gavin Henson; 7/2 Felicity Kendal; 6/1 Patsy Kensit; 10/1 Jimi Mistry; 12/1 Anne Widdecombe; 40/1 Pamela Stephenson; 50/1 Kara Tointon; 100/1 Matt Baker; 100/1 Scott Maslen
9/1 - Matt Cardle and Matt Baker to win Strictly and X-Factor
3/1 - Strictly gets a higher peak rating than X-Factor this weekend