WHAT?! Alexandra Burke is no longer tipped to win Strictly

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by Siam Goorwich |
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In another shock twist, Alexandra Burke is no longer the bookies favourite to win Strictly Come Dancing 2017!

If, like us, you're still reeling from Aston Merrygold's elimination from Stritcly 2017, you might want to sit down, because we have yet more SHOCKING Strictly Come Dancing news.

It turns out Alexandra Burke - who dances like an ANGEL - is no longer tipped to win the series.

We know, it's ridiculous!

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11 hilarious Strictly moments SLIDER

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Ann Widdecombe as Big Bird

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Bruce Forsyth shooing McFly off the dancefloor after Harry Judd won in 2011

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Gavin Henson snogging Bruno Tonioli

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Mrak Ramprakash getting tangled up with his partner Karen Hardy

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Russell Grant emerging from a seashell

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Nancy Dell'Olio's terrible Halloween performance

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Quentin Wilson gets the lowest score ever. Erm, 8 out of 40...

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Ann Widdecombe's Paso Doble

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John Sergeant's wasn't much better, mind you...

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Bruce Forsyth and Anton du Beck join forces

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Russell Grant gets shot out of a cannon

According to the guys atOddsMonkey, Holby City actor Joe McFaden has pulled ahead and is now the favourite to win.

Talking about Joe's change of fortunes, Peter Watton, spokesman at OddsMonkey, explained: “This is a dramatic change in the market, Joe was as long as 20/1 just a couple of weeks ago – but now, he is as short as 9/4, a remarkable turnaround – although that is still on a 30% probability of winning, so not a certainty by any stretch,

“With Joe becoming favourite, taking over from Debbie McGee we have seen some of the odds on the other contenders come out, and the 10/3 on offer for Alexandra Burke would of been unthinkable just weeks ago."

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Although, if you're the betting type, Peter reckons you should put your money on someone else altogether - ex-Hollyoaks actress and Key 103 presenter, Gemma Atkinson!

He explained: "The 6/1 on Gemma Atkinson – who was brilliant in Blackpool – is a huge price, she has not been in the bottom two yet, which suggests she has some real public support, and she looks great value."

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Aston was dynamite on the dancefloor! ©BBC

Of course, originally it was Aston - who had moves we could only dream of - who was expected to take home the glitterball trophy.

After he left, bookies said his fellow X Factor alumnus Alexandra Burke was firm favourite.

While we'd like to see Alexandra win, the way this series has panned out, we reckon the glitterball trophy could be anyone's for the taking.

Watch this space...

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