Judy Murray facing Strictly Come Dancing fan backlash?

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 19 September 2014
Judy Murray holding score panel

Judy Murray

Judy Murray has seen her odds of becoming the first contestant booted out of this year's 'Strictly Come Dancing' slashed by one bookmaker after her son Andy Murray hinted he was voting for Scotland to be an independent country

Judy Murray has become one of the favourites to be booted off 'Strictly Come Dancing' following Andy Murray's 'Yes' vote in the Scottish referendum.

Bookmaker William Hill has slashed its odds on the 55-year-old tennis coach being the first celebrity to get voted off the BBC One ballroom dancing show this year after her son Andy revealed he was voting for Scotland to become an independent country in yesterday's (18.09.14) polls.

William Hill spokesman Rupert Adams said: "Andy Murray's decision to back the 'Yes' vote in the Scottish referendum could well affect Judy's chances of winning Strictly and she might even be the first contestant voted off."

Andy took to Twitter yesterday to strongly hint he had voted for Scotland to go it alone.

He wrote: "Huge day for Scotland today! no campaign negativity last few days totally swayed my view on it. excited to see the outcome. lets do this! (sic)"

Judy's odds of being the first contestant eliminated were reduced from 16/1, which they were before her tennis playing son Andy's revelation, to 10/1, meaning she is the sixth favourite to get the boot from the programme.

But she might not have anything to worry about as 'Bargain Hunt' presenter Tim Wonnacott is currently 9/4 favourite to have the gavel slammed down on his stint in the series.

Masterchef's Gregg Wallace is 3/1 second favourite to leave the programme first, but a more positive bet might be to have a wager on the winner.

Pixie Lott is currently 3/1 favourite to win with William Hill, closely followed by former rugby player Thom Evans (4/1) and The Saturdays singer Frankie Sandford (9/2).

Those who don't expect a fan backlash against Judy can back her to triumph on the show at 22/1, while Tim is not expected to be lifting the Glitterball Trophy in December as he is a huge 100/1 shot for victory.

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