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Strictly Come Dancing 2016

Discussion in 'Special & Novelty Betting' started by Steve_uk, Oct 4, 2016.

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    Steve_uk Well-Known Member BANNED

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    A mini-shock tonight as Danny Mac found himself for the first time in the dance off, though survived to the detriment of Claudia. I still would put money on Danny for next week's Final as he has been the most consistent performer since the show started in September.
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    All eyes will be focussed on Danny Mac tomorrow night, the deserved favourite to lift the Glitterball Trophy after thirteen gruelling weeks of practice and performing live each Saturday night at Elstree Studios, Hertfordshire. Like the Agatha Christie novel fifteen contestants started the journey with one shuffling off the stage each week, leaving us with the three Finalists: Hollyoaks' best Danny Mac, BBC Sports presenter Ore Oduba and ex-Eternal singer Louise Redknapp. Danny has quite simply been Strictly's best ever performer in the whole twelve years' history of the competition, with his Charleston performed at the Tower Ballroom, Blackpool reminiscent of Fred Astaire and worthy of a West End or Broadway show. Ore Oduba has had his wobbles, but might have won in any other year, with a particularly memorable American Smooth which Gene Kelly's widow felt moved to compliment. Louise Redknapp has been the surprise of this competition but at 41 her knicker elastic will surely be stretched to breaking point with the three dances she will have to cope with tomorrow night, though she may remain housewives' favourite.

    This will sadly be Head Judge Len Goodman's last performance, exuding as he does a reassuring avuncular persona along with a gruff sandpaper voice, a dash of cantankerousness and unsurpassed knowledge of ballroom dancing, which combine brilliantly with the other judges' skills-Darcy's ballet, Craig's musical theatre and Bruno's choreography. It might not be too much of an exaggeration to say that Strictly's future may even be in doubt should the producers fill the void with the wrong person, faced already with the crushing blow of Bruce Forsyth's departure last year and an ever cringeworthy Tess as she asks the distraught reject couple each week to "come on over" and forgetting sometimes to vary the "how do you feel?" patter as Claudia does her best with a superior brain to counteract and engage the audience with a seemingly impromptu comedy routine.

    Danny Mac 8/11 Louise Redknapp 6/4 Ore Oduba 6/1
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    Some good money now for outsider of the three Ore Oduba, 13.0 into 4.6

    1.86 Danny Mac
    3.75 Louise Redknapp
    4.6 Ore Oduba
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    I still think Danny has had the edge over the fifteen weeks. True he was in the bottom two last week but so was Abbey Clancy in 2013. The difficulty is knowing where the housewives' votes will go-they may go proportionately more to Louise Redknapp, who is the weakest of the three.
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    Ore Oduba wins, the betting patterns were a little bit suspicious there and I strongly suspect insider trading on Betfair. Mainly small amounts being matched on Redknapp and Oduba until out of the blue a £5k bet matched on Oduba and then another £2k forcing the price down. Every time his price tried to bounced out it was backed back in.
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    He was a worthy winner, but my sympathy lies with Danny, the better showman and dancer overall.
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    I've no idea whether or not he deserved to win as I was trading on the market without watching the show, but the betting patterns suggested that someone 'knew' he had a better chance than his odds implied.
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    I think people were voting more than once, and Danny and Louise must have cancelled each other out. I won't spoil the Christmas show but a similar scenario happened there.

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