By Shaun Kitchener On September 2, 2013

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

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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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