Latest 2010 Strictly Come Dancing odds and market moves...
November 5th, 2010: Ann Widdecombe has been cut TWICE on Friday to win Strictly Come Dancing 2010 with bookmaker William Hill, who have reported a sustained gamble from punters and now make her just 7/1 to win the show.
Hill's spokesman Joe Crilly told Oddspreview: "We would have thought that the only tumbling Ann would be doing would be on the dance floor, however it is in the betting markets where she is really falling down."
Ann is currently just 11/4 to be Strictly's top female this series.
November 3rd, 2010: William Hill are offering 11/4 that the BBC will include a same sex couple for Strictly Come Dancing 2011 after Israel became the first country to do so.
Hill's spokesman Rupert Adams told Oddspreview: "I'm not sure how Brucie would take it but it would be a great opportunity for the BBC to show that they are not stuffy old suits after all!"
November 1st, 2010: Ann Widdecombe has been cut again to win Strictly Come Dancing and is now just 14/1 with bookmakers William Hill after earlier being cut to 20/1.
Hills make Ann 4/1 to make it through to the final and spokesman Rupert Adams told Oddspreview on Monday: "Ann is without doubt the story on Strictly and punters are quite convinced that she can win this!"
William Hill at time of writing make Scott Maslen their 7/4 favourite ahead of Matt Baker (15/8), while Kara Tointon is 9/2.
Michelle Williams is the 11/8 favourite to be next to leave the show this weekend.
October 30th, 2010: Ahead of tonight's edition of Strictly, William Hill report that punters have continued to get behind Ann Widdecombe who is now 22/1 to win the show - in from 100/1 prior to the series getting underway.
Hills offer 9/1 that Anne is voted off the show this weekend, but she's 4/1 to make it all the way to the final week.
Hill's spokesman Rupert Adams told Oddspreview: "This is the most popular strictly we have ever bet on and we have Ann to thank for that.
"As a result we will be very happy if she makes it to the final week but hope that she will not win it!"
October 28th, 2010: Despite being cut to win this year's edition of Strictly Come Dancing by some bookmakers, Coral have shortened Anne Widdecombe's odds to 12/1 (from 16/1) to be the next celebrity voted off the show.
Coral spokesman Gary Burton said: "Ann’s entertainment value has proved a winner so far, and although she clearly can’t dance, it’s a big surprise to see her backed to leave."
Matt Baker is Coral's 2/1 favourite at time of writing.
October 25th, 2010: Anne Widdecombe has again been cut to win Strictly Come Dancing after surviving another week.
Peter Shilton became the latest act given the boot as William Hill on Sunday night cut Anne from an original 100/1 to 25/1.
Hills make Matt Baker their 7/4 favourite and spokesman Rupert Adams told us: "Matt is the man but Anne is the dark horse, be it a cart horse."
October 23rd, 2010: Ahead of tonight's edition of Strictly, Ann Widdecombe, who is set to enter the Strictly ballroom from the ceiling, is 33/1 with William Hill to have one of her Trapeze wires snap as she is being winched down to perform her Tango with Anton.
Anne is 6/4 to be awarded one point from Craig and Hill's spokesman Joe Crilly said: "Ann will have to unleash her inner Kelly Brook in order to add a little heat to the tango and tempt Craig to give her top marks."
Hills make Michelle Williams and Peter Shilton their 9/4 favourites to get the boot this weekend.
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October 21st, 2010: Scott Maslen has been well backed to win Strictly Come Dancing by punters ahead of this Saturday's show, with the Eastenders actor in to 3/1 with Coral from 10/1 when the series began.
Matt Baker remains Coral's 9/4 favourite and spokesman Gary Burton said: "Unlike Matt, Scott’s scores have increased every week and with Eastenders stars proving popular in the past, he must have a great chance."
Michelle Williams has been well backed to be the next celebrity voted off the show and on Thursday was cut to 15/8 (from 9/4) to go this weekend.
October 20th, 2010: William Hill make Michelle Williams and Peter Shilton 9/4 joint favourites to be eliminated from Strictly this weekend. The pair have both survived being in the bottom two in recent weeks and are out to 40/1 and 100/1 respectively to win the show.
Hill's spokesman Joe Crilly said: "Shilts has played against some of the best footballers in the world, however it appears he has met his match in the shape of his Strictly competitors."
Ann Widdecombe is set to tackle the Tango this week and Hills offer 6/4 that Craig gives her just one point and 11/4 that he gives her two. She is priced at 9/4 to get ten or less points this week from all four judges.
October 17th, 2010: Scott Maslen and Pamela Stephenson have been cut to win Strictly after they scored the highest marks on Saturday night. Scott has been cut from 7/1 to 3/1 second favourite with William Hill, while Pamela is in to 5/1 (from 8/1).
Matt Baker remains the 2/1 favourite, but he does not look as comfortable as he did at the start of the weekend.
Hill's spokesman Joe Crilly said: "Scott and Pamela are not the youngest competitors in the show, however, Saturday’s show saw them blow the younger competitors out of the water."
October 15th, 2010: Coral on Friday pushed Matt Baker out to 15/8 (from 13/8) to win Strictly Come Dancing following reports that he may be struggling with the quickstep this week.
Pamela Stephenson has been backed in from 33/1 to just 9/1, while Ann Widdecombe on Friday afternoon was in to 33/1 (from 150/1).
Coral spokesman Gary Burton said: "Both Ricky Whittle and Austin Healey were head and shoulders above the rest at this stage, and they failed to win, so maybe Matt is feeling the favourites curse.
"While Pamela Stephenson looks to be having a great time, and she is the best backed with us, cut to just 9/1 from 33/1, and along with Ann she will be a poor result."
October 11th, 2010: She may have received the lowest ever total for a dance last weekend on Strictly, but Ann Widdecombe is 14/1 with William Hill to be the next contestant to get the boot from the show.
Peter Shilton is the 6/4 favourite to go this weekend, while in the Outright Winner market, Matt Baker is the 2/1 favourite to win the show, with Kara Tointon 7/2.
Hill's spokesman Joe Crilly told us: "It is safe to say that Ann has not set the dance floor on fire in her short tenure on the show, however, it is not her dancing ability, but her quick wit which has endeared her to fans of the show and we can see her staying for a few weeks yet."
October 9th, 2010: Following Saturday night's edition of Strictly Come Dancing, Matt Baker is the 2/1 favourite at William Hill to win this year’s competition.Kara is 7/2 second favourite with Scott 5/1 third favourite.
Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly told us: "As the show progresses, we are beginning to get feel for who is going to be there or thereabouts at the end of the show.
"The contestants at the top of the betting will more than likely be around in the last weeks, but let’s not forget that Chris Hollins was 16/1 at this stage of last year’s show."
October 8th, 2010: William Hill believe Strictly Come Dancing is shaping up to be one of the closest series in the programmes history and on Friday afternoon make Matt Baker their 2/1 favourite to win, with Peter Shilton 15/8 favourite to get the boot this weekend and Ann Widdecombe 8/1 to be eliminated.
Hill's spokesman Rupert Adams said: "Turnover for this years show is excellent and the early signs are that this will be the closest Strictly so far."
October 7th, 2010: Ahead of this Saturday's edition of Strictly Come Dancing, Welsh rugby international Gavin Henson has been cut by Coral to 11/1 (from 14/1) following his impressive start last week.
Matt Baker is the 2/1 favourite.
Coral spokesman Gary Burton said: "Few gave Gavin a chance, and we saw no money for him at all before he danced, but since last week he has been the best backed by far."
October 6th, 2010: William Hill make former England keeper Peter Shilton their 13/8 favourite to be the first contestant booted off Strictly Come Dancing this weekend.
Paul Daniels is next in the betting at 3/1, with Goldie 4/1 and the lovely Ann Widdecombe 8/1.
Hill's spokesman Rupert Adams told us: "Peter Shilton did not look impressive last weekend and he will be seriously up against it at the weekend!"
October 3rd, 2010: Matt Baker and former Eastenders actress Kara Tointon impressed the bookmakers following Saturday's edition of Strictly Come Dancing.
Coral have cut Baker to 5/2 (from 4/1) with Tointon now 3/1 (from 7/2).
Former politician Ann Widdecombe has been cut from 100/1 to 50/1 and Coral spokesman Gary Burton said: "Widdy is never going to win on her dancing ability, but similar to John Sergeant before her, she will be a big hit with viewers and her involvement could last a good few weeks."
September 30th, 2010: With reports that Kara Tointon is said to be "smitten" with her Strictly Come Dancing partner Artem Chigvintsev, William Hill have slashed the odds of them announcing that they are a couple to 8/11 (from 7/4 to 8/11).
Kara Tointon is currently the 9/2 second favourite to win Strictly, just behind 4/1 favourite Matt Baker.
September 29th, 2010: Coral report early money from punters for Jimi Mistry to win the latest series of Strictly Come Dancing which starts on Friday, with the Bollywood actor cut to 11/2 (from 9/1).
Coral spokesman Gary Burton said: "Mistry must be showing encouraging signs in training, as we have taken more on him than the rest put together, and if the amount of bets taken so far are a sign of things to come, we are in for another record breaking year of turnover."
Kara Tointon is the 7/2 favourite at time of writing ahead of Matt Baker at 4/1.
September 28th, 2010: William Hill have cut Matt Baker in the race to win Stricly Come Dancing.
Baker is Hill's new 4/1 favourite, overtaking Kara Tointon who is now 9/2.
Latest odds from William Hill (prices correct at time of writing): 4/1 Matt Baker; 9/2 Kara Tointon; 5/1 Jimi Mistry; 7/1 Michelle Williams; 7/1 Felicity Kendal; 8/1 Scott Maslen; 12/1 Tina O'Brien; 20/1 Gavin Henson; 20/1 Patsy Kensit; 25/1 Goldie; 50/1 Pamela Stephenson; 66/1 Peter Shilton; 66/1 Ann Widdecombe; 66/1 Paul Daniels.