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Ed Balls odds-on to be eliminated from Strictly this weekend

| 30.09.2016

Ed Balls is odds-on at 4-6 with leading bookmaker Coral to be the first contestant eliminated this weekend from this year’s series of Strictly Come Dancing. The former Shadow Chancellor tops the betting ahead of radio DJ Melvin Odoom who is 7-4 to be the first to be voted out, while Lesley Joseph is 10-1 to exit the show this weekend.

In the outright betting for the series, Danny Mac continues to be supported and is the 3-1 favourite to lift the Glitterball trophy, Louise Redkanpp can be backed at 9-2 and Will Young is 5-1 to go all the way.

“Danny Mac looked very comfortable on the dance floor in his opening performance last weekend and that has prompted a big gamble on the soap star going all the way on this year’s show where he is now the clear favourite to lift the Glitterball trophy,” said Coral’s John Hill.

“Sadly for Ed Balls, the betting suggests his participation on this year’s series is not going to last any longer than this weekend as he is odds-on to be the first contestant eliminated,” added Hill.

**Strictly Come Dancing winner – Coral bet
3-1 Danny Mac, 9-2 Louise Redknapp, 5-1 Will Young, 8-1 Claudia Fragapane, 9-1 Robert Rinder, Greg Rutherford, Ore Oduba, 14-1 Daisy Lowe, 16-1 Laura Whitmore, 25-1 Naga Munchetty, 40-1 Anastacia Newkirk, Tameka Empson, 50-1 Lesley Joseph, 100-1 Melvin Odoom, Ed Balls.

**First elimination
4-6 Ed Balls, 7-4 Melvin Odoom, 10-1 Lesley Joseph, 20-1 Naga Munchetty, 25-1 Anastacia Newkirk, 33-1 Robert Rinder, 40-1 Bar


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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.