Strictly Come Dancing 2022: Ellie Taylor dealt devastating blow hours before live show

As the competition begins to draw to an end and with the final just weeks away, the Strictly Come Dancing stars are beginning to feel the pressure. Putting on their best performance this weekend is comedian Ellie Taylor and partner Johannes Radebe as they’ve been dealt a pretty hefty blow as bookmakers reveal she is the favourite to be eliminated next.

Tonight, Ellie and Johannes will be performing the Jive to Brown Eyed Girl by Van Morrison, after a stunning performance at Blackpool last weekend.

However, if she doesn’t impress the judges and the public tonight, she could be at risk of being eliminated from the competition.

Bookmakers Ladbrokes has revealed her odds of being the next star to leave stand at 4/6, with Molly Rainford following closely behind at 11/4.

Alex Apati of Ladbrokes said: “We’re firmly into the business end of this year’s Strictly, and the latest odds suggest Ellie Taylor looks set to miss out on a place in the final five

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At the other end of the board, Hamza Yassin sees odds of 3/10 to take home the Glitterball Trophy, followed by Helen Skelton at 7/2.

Alex added: “It’s no surprise to see Hamza Yassin continue to head the betting, given the interest we’ve seen in him from punters… but if anyone is going to challenge him for the Glitterball Trophy, it’ll be Helen Skelton.”

Last week, Ellie and Johannes performed the American Smooth to You’re My World by Cilla Black and scored 31 out of a possible 40 from the judges.

When it was revealed that the dancing duo had made it into the next week, Ellie’s face was of pure shock which host Claudia Winkleman picked up on.

Touching on his journey and thanking Dianne for her patience with him, Tyler told Tess Daly: “I’m more than a two-step now! When you watch the show at home, you wonder what it must be like to dance on it.

“It’s everything and more, it’s changed my life. This girl here has changed my life for sure. This show has changed my life in the sense it’s given me confidence.

“A newfound family, every dancer, everyone in hair and make-up, costume. This girl here, I have been blessed with the best.

“She is what Strictly is about and she’s changed my life, I have no doubt she will be in my life forever.”

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