Twirls, tangos, and tantalising tension can only mean one thing. Strictly Come Dancing is back, and it’s bigger than ever!
This TV show has not only captured the hearts of millions across the nation but has also spun its magic around the globe, with versions in Australia and America.
From the sequins to the sambas, the cha-chas to the Charleston, Strictly is a dazzling spectacle that has us all on the edge of our seats.
But there’s more to this dance extravaganza than meets the eye. It’s also a fascinating betting opportunity.
So, whether you’re a die-hard fan or a casual viewer, join us as we dive into the latest betting on Strictly Come Dancing and make our predictions for this year’s champion. Ready to rumba?
A Look Back at Last Year
As we twirl into the 2023 edition of Strictly Come Dancing, we can’t help but look back at the glittering triumph of the previous season.
The 2022 season was a whirlwind of some truly unforgettable performances. The dance floor was set ablaze by the dynamic duo, wildlife cameraman and presenter Hamza Yassin and his professional partner Jowita Przystał.
Their journey from the first tentative steps to lifting the glitter ball trophy was nothing short of inspiring.
The 2023 Strictly Line-Up
As the anticipation builds for the rest of the 2023 season of Strictly Come Dancing, we were thrilled at the stars who have been lighting up the dance floor this year.
From beloved TV presenters to athletes, this year’s line-up is as diverse and exciting as ever.
Here is the full list of Strictly Come Dancing 2023 Celebrities:
- Adam Thomas – an actor known for his roles in Waterloo Road and as Adam Barton in the ITV soap opera Emmerdale
- Amanda Abbington – an award winning stage and screen actor who fans will recognise from her role in the hit drama, Sherlock
- Angela Rippon – an award-winning journalist, TV presenter, newsreader, and author
- Angela Scanlon -a TV presenter many will know from the home renovations series, Your Home Made Perfect
- Annabel Croft – a former British Number One tennis player
- Bobby Brazier – a model and actor whose parents are Jeff Brazier and the late Jade Goody
- Eddie Kadi – a comedian who is also a BBC Radio DJ and panelist on the iTV show, Sorry, I Didn’t Know
- Ellie Leach – an English actress best known for her role as Faye Windass on Coronation Street
- Jody Cundy – a World and Paralympic champion who has represented Great Britain at seven Summer Paralympics winning eight Gold medals
- Krishnan Guru Murthy – a journalist and broadcaster
- Layton Williams – a film and theatre actor is known for playing the role of Stephen Carmichael in the series Bad Education
- Les Dennis – a TV personality and actor known for hosting the game show Family Fortunes and starring in Coronation Street
- Nigel Harman – former EastEnders star known for his role as Dennis Rickman, Nigel is ready to swap Albert Square for the Argentine Tango.
- Nikita Kanda – a radio host and TV presenter
- Zara McDermott – in a Strictly first, Zara is the first ever Love Island contestant to take part in the show.
Betting On Strictly Come Dancing
Pretty much all of the online bookmakers offer Strictly Come Dancing Odds, and with millions of viewers, it makes sense.
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Just check out Betfred. They will offer bets on Strictly, X-Factor, Love Island and much more.
But what is the best betting tactic for betting on Strictly Come Dancing? Well, this may seem obvious, but you must make your choice early in the competition.
The odds are going to shorten significantly as the field reduces. On top of that, there will always be a clear favourite.
Let’s say that there is an incredibly popular celebrity who is paired up with the best partner. Then, in the first show, they dance like a pro.
It goes without saying that the odds are not going to be amazing – it would be like choosing the favourite horse in a race.
However, the favourite does not always win. So, keep your cool and work out who is not quite as obvious but does have the ability, consistency, and is working hard.
The chances are you could pick the winner and get a much better payout by doing this.
Generally, it’s a good tip to listen to the judges, the responses of the audience, and not just their dance moves.
Strictly Come Dancing 2023 Odds (Betfred 14th November 2023)
Who Has Been Eliminated From Strictly In 2023?
Week 2: Les Dennis and Nancy Xu were the first to leave the competition following a Dance Off with Nikita Kanda and Gorka Marquez.
Week 3: Nikita Kanda and Gorka Marquez left the competition following a Dance Off with Zara McDermott and Graziano Di Prima
Week 4: Jody Cundy and Jowita Pryzstal left the competition following and Dance Off with Eddie Kadi and Karen Hauer
Week 5: Eddie Kadi and Karen Hauer left the competition following a Dance Off with Zara McDermott and Graziano Di Prima
Week 5: Amanda Abbington left due to medical reasons.
Week 6: Zara McDermott was ousted after the Halloween dance off against Adam Thomas.
Week 7: At the half way mark it was Adam Thomas who had to leave Strictly in week 7.
Week 8: Krishnan Guru-Murthy went in week 8 after he found himself at the bottom of the leaderboard and found himself in the dance-off alongside Angela Rippon.
When Is Strictly Come Dancing Back on TV?
Get ready to dust off your dancing shoes and polish your scorecards because Strictly Come Dancing returned to our screens in September 2023.
Throughout 12 to 13 weeks, these celebrities will be waltzing, tangoing, and giving us saucy sambas in a bid to top the leaderboard.
Each week, they’ll be tested as they learn new dances, face the judges’ critiques, and vie for the public’s votes. It’s a journey of transformation, perseverance, and, above all, dance.
As the weeks progress, the competition will get tougher, the dances will get more complex, and the stakes will get higher. But through it all, one celebrity and their professional dance partner will rise above the rest, ultimately crowned this year’s Strictly Come Dancing champions.
So, mark your calendars and prepare for a season full of glitter, glamour, and unforgettable routines.
As the sequins sparkle and the celebrities cha-cha-cha, we can’t wait to see how the 2023 season of Strictly Come Dancing unfolds.
Who will surprise us with their dance skills? Who will capture the hearts of the viewers and judges alike? And most importantly, who will lift the glitter ball trophy?
Only time will tell. But one thing’s for sure – we’ll be glued to our screens every step of the way. So, grab your scorecards and get ready to cha-cha-cha!
Previous Strictly Winners 2004-2022
|2004||Natasha Kaplinsky and Brendan Cole|
|2004||Jill Halfpenny and Darren Bennett|
|2005||Darren Gough and Lilia Kopylova|
|2006||Mark Ramprakash and Karen Hardy|
|2007||Alesha Dixon and Matthew Cutler|
|2008||Tom Chambers and Camilla Dallerup|
|2009||Chris Hollins and Ola Jordan|
|2010||Kara Tointon and Artem Chigvintsev|
|2011||Harry Judd and Aliona Vilani|
|2012||Louis Smith and Flavia Cacace|
|2013||Abbey Clancy and Aljaž Škorjanec|
|2014||Caroline Flack and Pasha Kovalev|
|2015||Jay McGuiness and Aliona Vilani|
|2016||Ore Oduba and Joanne Clifton|
|2017||Joe McFadden and Katya Jones|
|2018||Stacey Dooley and Kevin Clifton|
|2019||Kelvin Fletcher and Oti Mabuse|
|2020||Bill Bailey and Oti Mabuse|
|2021||Rose Ayling-Ellis and Giovanni Pernice|
|2022||Hamza Yassin and Jowita Przystał|
Don’t forget that all major bookmakers in the UK will also be offering odds on a host of other events.