Strictly Come Dancing (often referred to as 'Strictly') is a British Dancing competition that has graced our televisions since 2004. Celebrity contestants and their professional dance partners are assigned a style of dance each week, which they then prepare for a full live performance in the Strictly Come Dancing grand ballroom. After their performances they are scored out of ten by a panel of judges, followed by a public vote to save one of the two lowest scored dancers. The competition has become hugely popular at the bookmakers, with Strictly betting markets offered every year.
To make the competition that even more exciting, Strictly Come Dancing betting has become increasingly popular throughout the series. As has many other television series such as the X Factor and Love Island. The aim of the game is to predict the winner as early in the competition as possible. But rest assured you can place your wagers on your favourite contestant right up until just before the grand finale.
A crucial part of having a positive Strictly Come Dancing betting experience is understanding the odds. Strictly betting odds are set by the top specials bookmakers who determine them largely by the perception of the public of each of the dancing contestants. The better the dancer and more likely to win the competition, the higher their odds will be. If a contestant has two left feet and not a lot of public support, then they will have lower odds because they are less likely to win.
Now that you understand how to work out the odds for each contestant, the next step is to try and make the most knowledgeable decision as possible. Strictly speaking (excuse the pun), there are only a couple of options to use when trying to make an informed decision.
Firstly, there is always the clear choice in the competition. The dancer who is the most famous of the ‘celebrities’ and can, quite luckily, throw a few shapes. This will more than likely be the dancer with the highest odds. You may not win a lot of money with this bet, but you will have a better chance of success.
If you want a better return for your money on the other hand, then you need to choose a contestant that isn’t the favourite with the public. Choosing the dark horse in the competition will increase your chance of a big win. This is where an informed decision on Strictly betting will result in a better value. However, there are a couple of factors to consider before fox trotting to collect your winnings.
|2017||Joe McFadden and Katya Jones|
|2016||Ore Oduba and Joanne Clifton|
|2015||Jay McGuiness and Aliona Vilani|
|2014||Caroline Flack and Pasha Kovalev|
|2013||Abbey Clancy and Aljaž Škorjanec|
|2012||Louis Smith and Flavia Cacace|
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