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Strictly Come Dancing 2013: Rachel Riley, Abbey Clancy, Ben Cohen Named Early Favourites To Win

Tony Jacklin and Vanessa Feltz's chances aren't fancied


Rachel Riley is the early favourite with bookies to be crowned the winner of Strictly Come Dancing, after the full line-up of competitors was unveiled tonight.

The Countdown brainbox is 4/1 frontrunner with Ladbrokes, with 'Groovejet' singer Sophie Ellis-Bextor close behind on 5/1.

Abbey Clancy completes an all-female Top 3 on 7/1, tied with Hollyoaks hunk and former allSTARS popstar Ashley Taylor-Dawson.

Rachel Riley is the early frontrunner (BBC)

Ben Cohen and Natalie Gumede are also viable choices on 8/1, while BBC golden girl Susanna Reid has been instaled on 10/1.

Patrick Robinson and Julien Macdonald are both on 12/1, while Fiona Fullerton - the first former Bond Girl to appear on the show - is at 20/1.

Mark Benton of Waterloo Road has been handed 25/1 odds, while Dave Myers of the Hairy Bikers is close behind on 33/1. Dragon's Den star Deborah Meaden can be backed on 40/1, as can broadcaster and Celebrity Big Brother legend Vanessa Feltz.

Tony Jacklin is considered the outsider, having been given distant odds of 50/1 to waltz to victory.

The stars will be assigned to professional partners in this week's launch show, which will be broadcast on Saturday.

Meet the line-up

Abbey Clancy is ready to hit the dancefloor (BBC Pictures)

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