The Strictly Odds Are In! But Has The Ballroom Winner Already Been 'Fixed'?

The bookies may have named their favourites for this year's competition but have producers already chosen the winner?

Strictly Come Dancing 2016 Will Young

All that glitters under the disco ball, might not be gold, as 'Strictly Come Dancing' has already been hit with 'fixing claims' after it returned to screen on Saturday night.

Will Young may already be the current bookies favourite to be crowned king of the ballroom, but fans are now questioning whether the producers of the show have already picked a winner after sensational claims made by ex-dancer James Jordan.

James may no longer be on the show, but it appeared he wasn't willing to let the show return without scandal as he hinted that the show is "fixed" in favour of certain couples.  

In a live-tweet during the show, James wrote:"Did anyone notice some pros always get celebs that have had loads of dance training. Not fair on other pros. Not been challenged. (sic)"

Karen Clifton was paired with 'Pop Idol' winner Will Young, who is a trained dancer, and her husband, Kevin Clifton, has been partnered up with Louise Redknapp.

Louise also has dancing experience and was even a judge on 'So You Think You Can Dance' in 2010 and 2011.

James added: "The producers have been trying for years to get one of them to win.

"I really like Louise but she is already an amazing dancer and also was a judge on SYTYCD judging pro dancers. Final for sure!

"Will Young has also had lots of dance experience….. Lots.”

Since the bizarre rant, the beeb have furiously denied the claims, calling Jordan's comments "complete and utter rubbish".

The news comes as bookies revealed that Will Young is the new favourite to win the show, after previous favourite Louise Redknapp failed to win over audiences on the opening night.

Betway’s Alan Alger, said: “Despite being well-backed before the weekend, the betting suggests Louise Redknapp didn’t sparkle during the launch show and her odds have drifted out from 6/1 to 8/1. 

“All the money has been for Will Young. The 37-year-old looked evergreen on the dancefloor and has been backed from 4/1 into 7/2.”

 The odds so far are as follows:

Will Young

7/2

Claudia Fragapane

9/2

Ore Oduba

5/1

Louise Redknapp

8/1

Danny Mac

8/1

Robert Rinder

10/1

Naga Munchetty

10/1

Laura Whitmore

12/1

Greg Rutherford

16/1

Tameka Empson

25/1

Anastacia Newkirk

25/1

Melvin Odoom

33/1

Daisy Lowe

33/1

Lesley Joseph

50/1

Ed Balls

250/1

 Who will you be placing your money on?

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