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Judy backed for Strictly exit in Blackpool this weekend

Judy Murray has been backed into 7-4 (from 2-1) with bookmaker Coral to be eliminated from Strictly Come Dancing this weekend when the television show travels up to Blackpool. Despite starting at 100-1 to win the competition when the names for the current series were announced, she is now as short as 25-1 to go all the way ahead of the latest round.

Meanwhile, the firm is offering odds of 4-1 that Judy’s son Andy is in the audience on Saturday to watch her perform at the Tower Ballroom.

“Punters are thinking this week could be the week that Judy’s run comes to an end in Strictly. With Scott and Alison both biting the dust in recent weeks, the competition is now starting to heat up so is likely to be under pressure. If Judy is in the bottom two ahead of the dance-off, she will be a short odds-on favourite to depart,” said Coral’s John Hill.

Zoe Ball is expected to co-host the show for third consecutive week and Coral has cut her into 2-1 to take over from Claudia Winkleman for the rest of the series. The ‘It Takes Two’ presenter was 33-1 when betting was opened up, while she has also had her odds trimmed into 4-1 (from 10-1) to replace Claudia for the 2015 series.

**Strictly Come Dancing winner

2-1 Frankie Bridge, 3-1 Jake Wood, 3-1 Pixie Lott, 13-2 Caroline Flack, 15-2 Mark Wright, 25-1 Judy Murray, 33-1 Simon Webbe, 50-1 Steve Backshall, 66-1 Sunetra Sarker.

**Next elimination

7-4 Judy Murray, 3-1 Sunetra Sarker, 3-1 Steve Backshall, 7-1 Simon Webbe, 11-1 Caroline Flack, 14-1 Mark Wright, 20-1 Jake Wood, 50-1 Frankie Bridge, 50-1 Pixie Lott.

**Zoe Ball specials

2-1 To take over from Claudia Winkleman fro the rest of the series

4-1 To replace Claudia Winkleman permanently for the next series

12-1 To replace Tess Daly permanently for the next series

**Andy Murray special

4-1 To be in the crowd at Blackpool to watch his mother on Saturday

ENDS

Further contact information:

John Hill 07889 64520