Who is favourite to win Strictly 2023? The odds on all your favourite stars

Is your favourite looking set to win?

Strictly Come Dancing 2023 line up
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Strictly Come Dancing is back and the celebrities have been paired up with their professional dance partners hoping to impress judges over the coming weeks with their dance floor moves. We look at who is favourite to win Strictly 2023?

Now fans of the BBC One dance show know who is doing Strictly Come Dancing 2023, all eyes are on the scoreboards, the judges' remarks from Shirley Ballas, Craig Revel Horwood, Motsi Mabuse, and Anton Du Beke plus the dance partnerships that ooze that Strictly magic.

Viewers who tuned into the Strictly launch show will have witnessed the pairings, but for anyone who missed the show, we won't spoil it just yet in case you plan to watch it on catch up but we do come to the pairings a little later in this article.

In its 21st year, the popular show hosted by Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman has a mixture of dance abilities, and previous show winners like 2022 Strictly winner wildlife photographer Hamza Yassinprove it's not only those with previous dancing experience that can make the final.

And while we all might have our own favourites, we look at who the bookies predict will come out victorious...

Who is favourite to win Strictly 2023?

The most likely celebrity to win Strictly 2023 according to online betting site BetVictor's spokesperson Sam Boswell for the second week running is still EastEnders star Bobby Brazier.

He explained, “EastEnders star Bobby Brazier has been backed to land the Glitterball trophy at 11/5, he’s been the favourite since the market went live! Bobby and Dianne are set to dance to the Charleston, to Do Your Thing by Basement Jaxx.”

“Former EastEnders bad boy Nigel Harman comes in as the new second favourite, with odds of 7/2. His price has been cut as he was originally coming in at 8/1. Nigel and Katya are going to dance the Viennese Waltz to Until I Found You by Stephen Sanchez.”

“Journalist Angela Scanlon comes in as third favourite. Her odds have drifted slightly since last week as she was coming in at 4/1, but now she comes in at 11/2. We will see Angela and Carlos Jive to the song Trouble by Shampoo.”

In the elimination market, the favourite star to be voted out this weekend is Nikita Kanda at 11/8. Partnered with Gorka, they are dancing the Charleston to Single Ladies by Beyonce.”

Close behind Nikita, Les Dennis has odds of 15/8 to be eliminated first. Dancing the Samba to Rock the Boat by Hues Corporation, can he steady the ship to safety?”

Paralympian champion Jody Cundy is third favourite to be eliminated first, with odds of 7/1. Jody and partner Jowita are dancing the Paso Doble, to Thunderstuck by AC/DC.”

Bobby Brazier, Strictly 2023 contestant

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Strictly Come Dancing winner 2023 odds

The Strictly Come Dancing odds are changing daily so it's always best to check with individual bookmakers. The current odds for outright winner held by BetVictor are as follows* (*odds correct at the time of publishing):

  • Bobby Brazier – 11/5
  • Nigel Harman - 7/2
  • Angela Scanlon – 11/2
  • Ellie Leach – 7/1
  • Annabel Croft – 9/1
  • Layton Williams – 12/1
  • Amanda Abbington – 14/1
  • Angela Rippon – 18/1
  • Eddie Kadi – 20/1
  • Zara McDermott – 25/1
  • Jody Cundy – 50/1
  • Adam Thomas – 50/1
  • Krishnan Guru-Murthy – 66/1
  • Les Dennis – 100/1
  • Nikita Kanda – 100/1

Strictly Come Dancing 2023 couples

  • Amanda Abbington and Giovanni Pernice
  • Zara McDermott and Graziano Di Prima
  • Jody Cundy CBE is paired with Jowita Przystał
  • Krishnan Guru-Murthy is dancing with Lauren Oakley
  • Angela Rippon CBE is with Kai Widdrington
  • Layton Williams and Nikita Kuzmin
  • Nigel Harman is dancing with Katya Jones
  • Bobby Brazier is with Dianne Buswell
  • Eddie Kadi and Karen Hauer
  • Annabel Croft is dancing with Johannes Radebe 
  • Ellie Leach was paired with Vito Coppola
  • Adam Thomas is dancing with Luba Mushtuk
  • Angela Scanlon has professional dancer Carlos Gu
  • Nikita Kanda and Gorka Márquez
  • Les Dennis is dancing with Nancy Xu

Strictly Come Dancing airs on Saturday, 30th September at 6.20pm and Sunday 1st October at 7.15pm on BBC One and BBC iPlayer.

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Selina Maycock
Senior Entertainment Writer

Selina is currently a Senior Entertainment Writer for Goodto.com, formerly Senior Entertainment writer for Woman&Home, and My Imperfect Life and has more than 16 years of experience in newspapers, magazines and online. She currently writes a mix of Entertainment news - including celebrity births, weddings and reality show line-ups including Strictly, Dancing On Ice and The Great British Bake Off, reporting the the latest news about the Royal kids Prince George, Charlotte, Louis, Archie and Lilibet as well as Family news stories from baby names to store closures and product recall warnings. Before joining Future Publishing, Selina graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2006 with a degree in Journalism. She is fully NCTJ and NCE qualified and has 100wpm shorthand. When she's not interviewing celebrities you can find her exploring new countryside walking routes, catching up with friends over good food, or making memories.