Normal Service Resumed

Aug 4, 2021 by

Normal Service Resumed

With Eurovision 2021 now consigned to the dim and distant past, thoughts turn to the next big tv betting event on the horizon, namely, Strictly Come Dancing, which will return for its 19th season next month.

After last year’s Covid-interrupted shortened run, the good news is, it should be back to business as usual, more or less, with 15 celebrities promised for series 19, and a full run of shows, minus Blackpool Week.

Shirley Ballas appeared on ‘Loose Women’ earlier this week to announce that 13 shows are planned this year. It’s unclear whether she was referring to live shows but that has been the traditional format with 15 contestants taking part.

It should be back to business as usual, more or less, with 15 celebrities promised for series 19

With the final pencilled in for December 11, this could mean we see the, pre-recorded launch show on September 11, when the pairings are revealed, before the first live show on September 18, presuming they are replacing Blackpool Week with a regular week at the Elstree studios.

It is all-change on the show with Anton replacing Bruno on the judging panel. Janette Manrara takes over presenting duties from Zoe Ball on the spin-off show It Takes Two. Ian Waite, whose training room analysis has been an invaluable tool in the armoury of serious Strictly traders over the years, has also left ITT.

Four new pro dancers are joining the show this year – 3 male, 1 female which means, along with the established pros list of 14, there will be an even balance of 9 female pros and 9 male pros in the running to earn a celeb partner with 3 missing out.

Male pros: Aljaz Skorjanec, Giovanni Pernice, Gorka Marquez, Graziano Di Prima, Johannes Radebe, Neil Jones, Kai Widdrington (newcomer), Nikita Kuzmin (newcomer), Cameron Lombard (newcomer).

Female pros: Amy Dowden, Dianne Buswell, Karen Hauer, Katya Jones, Luba Mushtuk, Nadiya Bychkova, Nancy Xu, Oti Mabuse, Jowita Przystał (newcomer).

Oti will return looking to win a 3rd successive series in what will be her last year on the show.

It was reported earlier in the year by The Sun, the show is hoping to cast both a same sex female couple, and same sex male couple this year.

The autumn 2021 tv betting subscription is officially open, and it will remain the same price as last year of £50. It will be the usual format of subscribers receiving exclusive investment advice via email.

A Strictly pre-lives analysis will be offered, along with weekly email updates seeking to identify the elimination and highest scorer/lowest scorer value throughout the series run, with an ‘in-running’ email update sent on the Saturday evening immediately following the live show.

Last year subscribers were advised Bill Bailey at 20-1 to win the show, and 12-1 to be Top Male.

The site has now made a profit of +689pts to a 1pt level stake since the start of 2014. Strictly analysis offered to subscribers extends beyond the bottom line of profit/loss shown at the end of the season run, with trading advice throughout the series helping to shape Betfair positions.

Last year subscribers were advised Bill Bailey at 20-1 to win the show, and 12-1 to be Top Male

As well as Strictly, the autumn subscription will cover all things ‘Specials’ in the lead up to Christmas including SPOTY 2021 (Sunday December 12), the Primetime Emmys 2021 (Sunday September 19), the Mercury Music Prize (Thursday September 9) and NTAs (Thursday September 9) presuming we see some prices issued. I’m A Celebrity… will be returning to North Wales, usually commencing in mid-November, and there will be some pre-lives analysis of that show offered as well.

Be sure to sign up as soon as possible by clicking on the link below as the aim will be to send subscribers a first email covering the Primetime Emmys markets, an early heads-up on the state of play in the SPOTY 2021 market, and, whisper it, possibly even a Love Island 2021 pick ahead of the final which looks like taking place on Monday August 23.

***Updated list of Strictly 2021 contestants:

Tom Fletcher – 36, McFly musician
Robert Webb – 48, actor and comedian
AJ Odudu – 33, tv presenter
John Whaite – 33, Great British Bake Off Winner and TV chef
Rhys Stephenson – 28, CBBC presenter
Sara Davies – 37, Dragon’s Den entrepreneur
Katie McGlynn – 28, former Coronation Street actress
Dan Walker – 44, BBC Breakfast presenter

Tilly Ramsay – 19, social media influencer
Greg Wise – 55, actor
Nina Wadia – 52, actress
Judi Love – 41, stand-up comedian
Ugo Monye – 38, former rugby player
Adam Peaty – 26, Olympic swimmer
Rose Ayling-Ellis – 26, Eastenders actress

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