Alan Dudman's betting brain is looking loose, limber and lithe for another series of Strictly Come Dancing and he forecasts more public embarrassment for Audley Harrison
It's sequins and spandex time ladies and gentlemen, as the ninth series of BBC1's flagship show Strictly Come Dancing kicks-off properly this Friday, plus a Saturday shindig, and the results programme on the Sunday. Enough time surely for part-human/part-robot Tess Daly to recharge for each evening of the weekend extravaganza?
The 14 contestants will be split over the weekend, with seven dancing on Friday and the other seven the day after. Each pairing have either the Waltz or the Cha Cha Cha and, if you are looking for an exit bet for the first round, target the men tackling the latter. The women with the Waltz will get an easier ride - all will be explained later.