Stacey Dooley has again emerged as favourite for Strictly Come Dancing, but that is with the Bookmakers – what about the public?
OddsMonkey has looked into the ‘Google Trends’ for the weekend, and seen who actually the most popular contestant was.
Stacey finished third in the voting overall after a Minnion themed Jive but she was beaten by Ashley Roberts’s Dirty Dancing Salsa and Faye Tozer’s Grease based Quickstep.
And whilst the Bookmakers are going with Stacey – it seems the public were more taken by Faye, as the judges were as she top-scored.
And looking at the weekends trends for Strictly – we looked at the top-five in the betting, which is Stacey, Ashley, Faye, Vick Hope and previous favourite Joe Sugg.
Faye touched 100 in terms of popularity via Google Trends, followed by Joe on just over 80, and then Ashley – with Stacey and Vick coming up some way short.
We looked at the Betfair exchange on the betting so far, which has seen over £200,000 gambled on the Strictly winning contest in just three weeks, and it does show Stacey as favourite at 4/1 just ahead of Faye at 5/1 along with previous favourite Joe.
Ashley – despite her excellent showing – is out to 7/1 whilst pre-show favourite Vic is now as long as 12/1.
OddsMonkey spokesman Peter Watton commented: “We have been really interested to see the trends, and were a bit shocked to see Faye topping it, we assumed it would be Stacey given how popular her dance seemed to be, and with the Bookmakers slashing their price.
“As we stated in a previous feature, we believe Joe is the one to watch with his social media following – but also Faye needs to be respected, her performances have been top notch and now as we see via Google Trends, there is some real popularity there and the public are engaging with what she is doing, and it is hard to believe that is not converting into public votes.”
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