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Winkleman clear favourite to host Strictly Come Dancing

| 08.04.2014

Claudia Winkleman is now the clear favourite to replace Sir Bruce Forsyth as Strictly Come Dancing co-host, according to the latest betting from bookmaker Coral.

Following a rush of bets, the bookies slashed the 42-year-old’s odds into 1-2 from 9-2 to join Tess Daly on the BBC ballroom show. Alan Titchmarsh is next best at 8-1, while early favourite Graham Norton has drifted out to 10-1 from 2-1 to land the role.

Despite Sir Bruce Forsyth’s absence from the show next season, Coral believe Strictly Come Dancing is here to stay, offering odds as big as 16-1 on it being axed.

“Claudia’s name was always linked with the role, but initially we thought that the BBC would opt for a male/female hosting partnership. However, the latest odds now suggest that Claudia is a shoo-in to succeed Sir Bruce,” said Coral’s Nicola McGeady.

**Strictly Come Dancing to be axed by the BBC after 2014 series – 16-1

**Next Strictly Come Dancing Host

1-2 Claudia Winkleman, 8-1 Alan Titchmarsh, 9-1 Jason Manford, 10-1 Graham Norton, 12-1 John Barrowman, 14-1 Emma Willis, 16-1 Anton du Beke, 20-1 Vernon Kay, 25-1 Holly Willoughby, 33-1 Abby Clancy, Philip Schofield,  40-1 James Corden, 50-1 Davina McCall, 66-1 Ronnie Corbett, 80-1 Paul O’Grady,  Terry Wogan, 100-1 Ant and Dec, Chris Evans, Jonathan Ross, 250-1 Susanna Reid

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Nicola McGeady

Nicola joined the PR team in January 2013 from Boylesports. Moving across the water from Ireland, she has taken on the role of PR Manager, dealing with all aspects of media activity, as well as taking on the responsibility of a number of the firm's key
partnerships such as At The Races and RUK. Nicola has been in the bookmaking industry for over six years,with a wide range of experience in radio and TV broadcasting, but you can also check out Nicola's lastest blog posts right here at the Coral news site. Like many of her Irish compatriots, Nicola is a huge Manchester United fan, and when not working, she can be found on a tennis court or enjoying the London social