Louis Smith and Denise van Outen lead Strictly Come Dancing betting
Gymnast Louis Smith and actress Denise van Outen are joint favourites to win the upcoming series of Strictly Come Dancing following the announcement of the latest batch of contestants.
Olympic bronze medallist Smith and theatre star Van Outen are both offered at a best price of 7/2 to claim the Strictly crown, according to odds comparison website Oddschecker.
Girls Aloud singer Kimberley Walsh comes next in the betting at a top price of 5/1, ahead of former Westlife member Nicky Byrne at 15/2.
The best price available on Olympic gold medal cyclist Victoria Pendleton sealing the series is 10/1, while Tracy Beaker star Dani Harmer can be backed at best odds of 14/1.
A total of 14 entrants are taking part in the contest, which begins on 15 September on BBC One with the celebrities discovering the identity of their professional dance partners.
The last series of the popular show was won by McFly drummer Harry Judd.