STRICTLY stars Emma Barton and Anton Du Beke could be poised to swipe the Glitterball trophy from Kelvin Fletcher and Oti Mabuse, according to bookies.
A flurry of bets suggest the pair are now threatening to spoil the former Emmerdale star’s path to the winner’s crown, Coral has insisted.
Spokesman John Hill said: “The momentum behind Emma and Anton is gathering serious pace ahead of Saturdays Strictly final.
“The betting suggested Kelvin had this wrapped up a couple of weeks ago. However, this gamble certainly indicates that is not the case.”
Emma, 42, and 53-year-old Anton‘s odds have gone to 3/1 to 5/2 – meaning bookies think they are more likely than ever to take the trophy.
Nonetheless, Kelvin and Oti remain the odds-on favourites at 2/5 while Karim Zeroual and Amy Dowden are the outsiders to triumph this weekend, at 12/1.
It would be the first time Anton has won Strictly Come Dancing
The celebrities will each perform three dances on Strictly’s grand final – and only two of them have so far been announced.
They will perform a Judge’s Pick – with Emma doing the Charleston to Thoroughly Modern Millie, Karim doing the Quickstep to Mr Pinstripe Suit and Kelvin the Rumba to Ain’t No Sunshine.
Then they will do a Showdance – for which Emma will perform to Let Yourself Go by Irving Berlin, Karim to A Million Dreams by Pink and Kelvin to Shout by the Isley Brothers.
Then they will each do a Favourite Dance, the names of which have not yet been revealed.
Kelvin and Oti are dancing their sexy rumba again as the Judge’s Pick
The final will air live as opposed to the results being pre-recorded on Saturday afternoon and screened on Sunday – meaning no pesky spoilers can leak out.
It will be a bumper-length edition of Strictly Come Dancing, airing on Saturday for more than two hours on BBC One, from 7.05pm to 9.10pm.