The BBC has just confirmed the line up of professional dancers for the 17th series of ratings-topper Strictly Come Dancing, but which celebrities they will partner is still shrouded in secrecy. William Hill has just updated its odds on the Strictly line-up, and there are some intriguing new candidates.
Television presenter and mindfulness advocate Fearne Cotton now heads the list at 2/1, with presenter and model Rylan Clark-Neal at 4/1. The previous favourite, journalist Steph McGovern, has maintained her odds of 5/1 and sits in third place.
Also still in the running are singer Olly Murs at 6/1, actor Samantha Womack at 7/1 and comic actor and reality show veteran Emily Atack at 8/1.
Call Us, Louis
One of the more unusual possibilities has emerged with the inclusion of Louis Theroux among the potential candidates. The journalist and documentarian appears an unlikely ballroom dancer, but is known to be a fan of the show.
Last December he took to Twitter to congratulate previous winner Stacey Dooley on her victory, jokingly suggesting that he would be next. The official Strictly Twitter account responded quickly suggesting he call them to discuss it. William Hill has set the odds of a Theroux appearance at 10/1.
— BBC Strictly ✨ (@bbcstrictly) December 16, 2018
Presenter Chris Evans is not available for bets, having already confirmed that he will be taking part in the programme.