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Spectacular Jay McGuiness new bookies evens favourites

| 11.10.2015

The betting for Strictly Come Dancing has flipped on its head, according to leading bookmaker Coral following Jay McGuiness’ spectacular performance last night on the show. The former Wanted pop star is now the evens favourite to lift the Glitterball trophy at the end of the series, but was as big as 3-1 before picking up the first 10 from the judges this year.

Peter Andre has drifted out to 4-1 in the outright betting for the show, Katie Derham is the best of the women at 7-1, while Helen George can be backed at 9-1.

“The crowd, judges, punters and bookmakers were all blown away with Jay’s performance. It was described as one of the best dances ever on Strictly and we were forced to act by making the former Wanted pop star the new short priced favourite to go all the way, where he could prove hard to beat,” said Coral’s John Hill.

Anthony Ogogo became the second contestant to leave this year’s show last night and was the 5-2 favourite to leave before he lost the dance off.

**Strictly Come Dancing winner

Evs Jay McGuiness, 4-1 Peter Andre, 7-1 Katie Derham, 9-1 Helen George, 11-1 Anita Rani, 14-1 Georgia May Foote, Kellie Bright, 66-1 Bar.


Further contact information:

John Hill 07889 645520



John Hill

John is the newest member of the PR team having joined in April 2014. In his previous role he worked as a broadcaster where he could be heard building up to the action in horse racing, greyhounds and a range of sports.
As a PR manager he will be responsible for Coral's news website providing the latest market movers, as well as various other media relations, including Box Nation and RPGTV.
John is a proud Rochdale fan having been born in the town which has produced the likes of Gracie Fields and Lisa Stansfield.