Strictly Come Dancing Betting Specials: Bookies now offer odds on who will appear on this year's Strictly with Ted Lasso star Hannah Waddingham 4/7 FAVOURITE!

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Ted Lasso star Hannah Waddingham is the early favourite to be a contestant on this year's Strictly Come Dancing with bookies now offering odds on who will be on the show

Strictly Come Dancing Betting Specials: Bookies now offer odds on who will appear on this year's Strictly with Ted Lasso star Hannah Waddingham 4/7 FAVOURITE!

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  • Ted Lasso star Hannah Waddingham is the 4/7 favourite to appear in this year's Strictly Come Dancing
  • Former Strictly spin-off presenter Rylan is an 11/2 entry into the betting market
  • Ellie Leach was the winner of last year's series of Strictly Come Dancing

Ted Lasso star Hannah Waddingham is the 4/7 favourite to appear in this year's Strictly Come Dancing

We're now around four months away from Strictly Come Dancing 2024 kicking off and bookies are now offering betting odds on who will be a contestant on the show this year.

Big names feature in the market with one of the biggest actually sitting as favourite with actress and singer Hannah Waddingham currently top of the betting odds at 4/7.

Waddingham is best known for playing businesswoman Rebecca Welton in the Apple TV series Ted Lasso which was a massive hit around the world during its airing.

Now William Hill's odds suggest that she's the odds-on favourite to appear in the new season of Strictly Come Dancing with now the time where BBC bosses will be trying to get big stars signed up.

Following Waddingham in the odds list are radio personality and presenter Roman Kemp and presenter Sophie Morgan who is a disability advocate and would be the first contestant on the show in a wheelchair.

To appear on Strictly Come Dancing 2024OddsProbability
Hannah Waddingham4/763.6%
Roman KempEVS50.0%
Sophie Morgan11/1047.6%
Munro Bergdorf11/1047.6%
Tom Malone Jr6/545.5%
Andrew Ridgeley7/436.4%
Zara Tindall7/436.4%
Rosie Jones7/436.4%
Perrie Edwards2/133.3%
Will Young2/133.3%
What the expert says...

Actress Hannah Waddingham is the odds-on favourite to appear in this year's Strictly Come Dancing with BBC bosses starting to pick who will be a contestant on the famous show this season! Waddingham would be a big coup for the show with her popularity soaring after starring in hit Apple TV show Ted Lasso.

Jake Ashton - Entertainment Betting Expert - OLBG.com

Former Strictly spin-off presenter Rylan is an 11/2 entry into the betting market

Rylan Clark is a popular name that features on the market with the television presenter previously being a presenter of Strictly spin-off show It Takes Two.

Rylan presented the show as a co-host alongside Zoe Ball back in 2019 and stepped down from the show four years later with an announcement in April 2023.

Bookies put him as one of the outsiders in this market to appear in the show this year alongside Michelle Keegan and Tommy Fury at the bottom of the betting odds.

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Ellie Leach was the winner of last year's series of Strictly Come Dancing

Former Coronation Street actress Ellie Leach won the 2023 series of Strictly Come Dancing after one of the most competitive finals in the show's history.

Leach was a long-time favourite as the show went on with bookies shortening her odds week-by-week and that eventually was proved to be right when she lifted the glitterball trophy.

The actress was partnered alongside Vito Coppola and won the show ahead of Bobby Brazier and Layton Williams who both also had massive Final performances.

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