Isn’t the winner of Strictly Come Dancing already Tom Fletcher’s favourite for the trophy?
With Ladbrokes, RHYS STEPHENSON is now the new second favorite to win this year’s Strictly Come Dancing.
In recent days, the CBBC presenter’s odds have dropped to 7/1, propelling him into second place in the betting with the bookies. With odds of 4/1, Tom Fletcher remains the hot favorite. “Punters are getting increasingly confidence in Rhys and his ability to lift the glitterball trophy this year,” stated Jessica O’Reilly of Ladbrokes. If the support continues, he has a good chance of unseating Tom as the favorite.”
Tom Fletcher is best known as the guitarist and lead vocalist for the pop band McFly, so he’s no stranger to the spotlight.
The singer was the first celebrity to be revealed as one of this year’s Strictly Come Dancing’s 15 contestants.
Tom will be following in the footsteps of fellow band member Harry Dudd, who competed and won the ninth series of the competition in 2011.
With his works The Christmasaurus, The Creakers, and There’s a Monster in Your Book, he is also a best-selling children’s novelist.
The show announced Tom as the first star to join the 2021 lineup on their Twitter page on Wednesday, August 4th.
“I think the reality that I’m truly going to be dancing on Strictly this year has only just started to hit in while I’m writing this!” the musician exclaimed. Of course, I’m quite excited, but I’m also very scared!
“My kids were also excited until I started showing them my finest dad-dancing in the kitchen,” he continued. I’m not sure how far they’ll take me in the competition, but I’m looking forward to learning some new routines to add to my embarrassing dad-dancing repertoire.”
With his work as a children’s television presenter, Rhys Stephenson is a well-known face on CBBC.
He’ll forego hosting Blue Peter and Saturday Mash-Up in order to compete for the Glitterball trophy.
The 27-year-old is also an actor who has already graced the stage; his roles in Alice in Wonderland and At the Feet of Jesus may prove he doesn’t have two left feet.
As the ambassador for Place2Be, a charity that provides mental health services in schools, Rhys has taken delight in his charitable efforts.
He added that being a part of the Strictly Come Dancing line-up in 2021 was a lifelong dream come true for him. “Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”