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Strictly 2019: Saffron Barker due for tragic exit after placing bottom in the leaderboard?

Strictly Come Dancing 2019 has been an interesting year for Strictly fans, as the BBC show has thrown a lot of curveballs at the contestants. Last week saw the tragic exit of Michelle Visage, after fans rallied around her the week before. This week, following on from the iconic Blackpool episode, saw the contestants struggle to find their feet again.

The challenging week left some contestants a little worse off than others, but ultimately, it was a low-scoring week on the show.

YouTube star and youngsters’ favourite Saffron Barker struggled to keep it together alongside her partner AJ Pritchard.

The 19-year-old took on the Samba to Walking on Sunshine this evening, which wowed crowds and fans, but didn’t do too much for the judges.

Unfortunately for Saffron, this performance left her joint last with Alex Scott and her partner Neil Jones.

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Both pairs were left with scores of 26, which is considered quite low at week ten.

Since then, bookmakers have been furiously adjusting their odds – and things don’t look good for Saffron.

According to Coral, Saffron and AJ are the evens favourite to be eliminated from the results show this evening.

This would be a dreadful loss for Saffron, who has consistently worked her way up through the show over the past ten weeks.

However their luck may not be entirely out just yet, as Alex and Neil aren’t far behind them.

The pair have been given a 2-1 odds on leaving the show this evening – which, although better than Saffron and AJ, certainly isn’t the greatest odds.

Coral’s John Hill explained: “Saffron survived the dance-off last week, however, our betting suggests she will have no such luck this week as she is the favourite in our elimination market following the latest performances.”

Meanwhile, things haven’t changed for Kelvin Fletcher, who is still the odds-on favourite to win the competition outright with 2-5 to claim the Glitterball Trophy.

Karim Zeroual, despite having a tough night as well, is still sitting with an impressive 4-1 odds on winning as well.

OddsMonkey spokesperson Peter Watton recently spoke about last week’s results, and how this week could indeed follow the same pattern.

Speaking exclusively to, Peter said: “Many people might have been shocked by Michelle Visage, Bookmakers included.

“But the Social Media stats tell us otherwise. In the week she went she gained less than one per cent, the same as Saffron Barker who was in the dance off with her.


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“Whilst firm favourite to leave Chris Ramsey – who continues to attract sizeable new followers, was not even in the bottom two.”

Peter added: “Now things could be looking bad for Saffron again after a week which saw her once again pick up less than 1% of new followers.”

Could these odds be pointing towards the end of Saffron’s journey in the show?

Strictly Come Dancing continues tonight at 7.15pm on BBC One.

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