One of the most popular shows around, Strictly Come Dancing betting odds are now huge with reality TV fans. Check out our Strictly odds guide here…
・Strictly Come Dancing first aired in 2004 and it is now one of the most popular shows on television
・Bill Bailey and Oti Mabuse defied the Strictly odds to win the Glitterball trophy last year
・Strictly is now one of the top reality TV betting shows
One of the most popular shows on television, Strictly Come Dancing consistently attracts plenty of attention throughout the year. Rumoured contestants have an impact on Strictly Come Dancing odds months in advance but the main Strictly betting markets open once the line-up is officially confirmed.
Here, we look at some of the most important Strictly Come Dancing betting trends – from popular professional dancers to former Strictly winners. Check out these betting tips when looking at Strictly odds to win markets and hopefully your pick can lift the famous Glitterball trophy at the end of the season!
Strictly Odds – Strictly Come Dancing Tips
・Strictly Come Dancing History
・Strictly Come Dancing Pros
・Strictly Come Dancing Winners
・Strictly Come Dancing Rumours
・Strictly Come Dancing Betting Odds
Bill Bailey and Oti Mabuse were crowned Strictly Come Dancing champions in 2020, much to the delight of dance and comedy fans across the United Kingdom. A popular winner, Bill exceeded expectations from start to finish and his positive attitude sat well with the British public, earning the comedian plenty of votes.
Oti is one of only two professional dancers to win the Glitterball more than once a fact that is worth remembering when betting on Strictly Come Dancing. Without further ado, it is time to take a closer look at the most important trends and Strictly statistics that could help you with your next Strictly Come Dancing bet.
Strictly Come Dancing History
The first season of Strictly Come Dancing took place in 2004 and the show commands prime time status on a Saturday evening during the competition. At the time of writing, 349 episodes of Strictly have aired since 2004 and a number of spin off shows have also enjoyed success, including It Takes Two and various Christmas specials.
In modern times, celebrities and professionals have often signed up to represent the show on the Strictly Come Dancing official tour – which usually takes place a few months after the competition. Sir Bruce Forsyth will be forever remembered for his influence on Strictly Come Dancing, with his hard work and dedication helping to take the show to new heights. Tess Daly has been an ever-present on Strictly, firstly presenting alongside Forsyth before Claudia Winkleman joined the show ahead of series 13.
The Strictly Come Dancing judges panel is made up of four experts, two of which (Craig Revel Horwood and Bruno Tonioli) have been on the show since day one. Motsi Mabuse, sister to Strictly professional Oti, and head judge Shirley Ballas complete the line-up and the current set of judges are a huge hit with Strictly Come Dancing fans.
Strictly Come Dancing Pros
There are currently 12 professional dancers on Strictly, though many pros are hired for supporting roles throughout the season. Oti Mabuse became the first pro to win back-to-back Glitterball trophies in 2020 and you can bet she will be a short price in Strictly odds to make it three in a row next year.
In 2020, Katya Jones became the first professional dancer to have a same sex partner. The Strictly veteran was paired up with double Olympic boxing champion Nicola Adams but the duo were forced to leave midway through the competition. Anton du Beke deserves a special mention here. The Strictly Come Dancing legend has been on the show since the first series but is yet to lift the Glitterball trophy.
Could 2021 be his year? As always, Anton will be popular with the public but his Strictly odds to win will hang on the balance of his partner for the season.
Strictly Come Dancing Winners
Winning the Glitterball trophy is a dream come true – both for the celebrities and professionals. Here, we look at the previous winners of the famous Strictly title. Male celebrities have been more successful on Strictly than females, winning 11 of the 18 seasons to date – including five of the last six years.
That is a significant Strictly betting trend that might be worth following in 2021 and beyond…
Strictly Winner Odds
Never write off an outsider. Bill Bailey was a 25/1 chance in Strictly odds for 2020 but he quickly blossomed into a fan favourite – it isn’t always a case of the ‘best dancer’ wins. In fact, Strictly odds to win on a number of previous winners have been favourable. When betting on reality TV, it is important to remember that public perception can change very quickly.
So, our main tip when looking at Strictly Come Dancing betting odds is to consider the target audience. The British public love a Strictly betting underdog story so bear that in mind…
Strictly Come Dancing Rumours
Newspaper gossip columns will start to pick up pace as Strictly 2021 edges closer. There are a few rumours floating about already, with Strictly odds priced up on potential contestants. Ben Shephard is just one of the names linked with appearing on Strictly Come Dancing, with reports stating that he has previously claimed he would love to go on the show.
Shephard has a dance background and would be able to gain invaluable insight from ITV colleagues and previous Strictly contestants Susanna Reid and Ranvir Singh. Strictly betting and reality TV odds will chop and change based on Strictly Come Dancing rumours – be sure to do your own research and wait for official confirmation from the BBC.
Strictly Tips & Strictly Betting Odds
Avid Strictly fans will be checking the latest line-up news and rumours and punters may be able to find favourable Strictly Come Dancing odds in ‘to be a contestant’ markets. It may prove prudent to back a younger, social media savvy celebrity – the likes of Joe Sugg, Karim Zeroual and HRVY have all defied Strictly betting odds to reach the final.
Strictly odds to win for 2021 will be available with 888sport once the celebrity line-up has been confirmed.