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Bookmakers predict this popular contestant is favourite to LEAVE Strictly Come Dancing this weekend

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The competition is getting tough now...

This weekend marks the 10th week of Strictly Come Dancing, and as we edge ever closer to the Christmas final, the competition is definitely heating up.

Last week, fans said goodbye to newsreader Kate Silverton at Blackpool, after her American Smooth failed to wow the judges.

She faced up to cricket player Graeme Swann in the dance off, with the judges eventually deciding that he gave the better dance.

But bookmakers reckon that it'll actually be Graeme whose luck runs out on the show this week - stating that he is 4/7 'odds-on' favourite to be kicked off.

Betfair have predicted that if it isn't Graeme, paralympian Lauren Steadman is second favourite to leave, while Ashley Roberts and Faye Tozer are apparently the least likely to be voted off.

Speaking to The Mirror, Betfair spokesperson Katie Baylis revealed, “Having faced more than dance-offs than anyone else on the show, Graeme Swann will surely exit this weekend – or at least that’s what punters think, and he’s the 4/7 odds-on favourite to leave.

"Lauren at 2/1 is next in the betting followed by Charles at 4/1 and then it’s all the way back to the four favourites with Joe 25/1 to leave. The you-tuber has now overtaken Stacey as favourite at odds of 6/4 with Ashley at 11/2 and Faye at 6/1.”

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However, as viewers will well know, Strictly Come Dancing can be one of the most unpredictable shows on TV. So although Graeme may be the bookie's favourite to leave, it certainly doesn't mean he'll be the one to go this week!

The cricketer has proved very popular on the BBC dancing show, winning a huge amount of praise from fans for his routines with partner Oti Mabuse.

This week, Graeme and Oti will be performing the Quickstep to Sing Sing Sing by The Andrews Sisters.

So do you think Graeme will go through to next week? Who do you think will leave the competition this week?

Strictly Come Dancing continues on BBC One tonight at 6.50pm.