Strictly Come Dancing 2011

This entry was posted on Monday, October 10th, 2011

Three Rules for Betting.

Don’t get sucked in by the comedy acts:

Yes yes – we all enjoy a bit of John Sergeant or Anne Widdecombe (not all bits might I add), but these types never win the thing. Effectively, the producers and the viewers have an unwritten contract – you keep them in for a bit to generate some good newspaper headlines/ amusing television, and then they are dumped just as the show gets serious so it can maintain its integrity. In fact, so binding is this contract that Sergeant was virtually forced to withdraw in 2008 as it became apparent he might win. In other words, don’t get sucked into backing Russell Grant.

Pretty women win:

Whilst fairly average looking males (no disrespect to Darren Gough) can win this competition, females have to be hot stuff. From Natasha Kaplinksy in the opening series, through Jill Halfpenny and Alesha Dixon to last year’s victor Kara Tointon, all four were unquestionable easy on the eye, as well as light on their feet. That makes Holly Valance one to watch, and undoubtedly worth a nibble at 2.14 with Betfair.

Sportspeople are no longer in vogue:

Colin Jackson, Denise Lewis, Darren Gough, Matt Dawson and Mark Ramprakash all nabbed top three finishes in the first four series. Since then, the likes of Logan, Shilton and even dear old Willie Thorne have emerged with nothing but shattered dignity. It is unclear whether either Robbie Savage or Audley Harrison actually count as sportsmen, but lets give them the benefit of the doubt, and count them out.

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