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Strictly Come Dancing 2014 tips – Thom Evans rock solid at 9/2

Personality-wise, it helps for a winner to be modest and Evans seems self-deprecating enough to keep the voters onside

Thom Evans can win 2014 SCD due to his smouldering looks and stylish dance moves

The latest series of Strictly Come Dancing has just started and we’re siding with Thom Evans to bank us a tidy profit ahead of Christmas, with the former rugby player set to rack up the votes on a weekly basis.

Evans is a 9/2 chance with bet365 and the former Scotland international has already wowed female viewers with his dashing looks and physique, something which should serve him well in the competition.

Personality-wise, it helps for a winner to be modest and Evans seems self-deprecating enough to keep the voters onside, with Kelly Brook’s former squeeze set to reach the business end of the competition.

Sixteen celebrities will set out to win the glitter ball although you can immediately draw a line through the names of Gregg Wallace and Judy Murray, while even Mark Wright is unlikely to cut the mustard after admitting that he’s not blessed with good dance moves.

The market leader is currently Pixie Lott who is a best price 7/2 with Sky Bet and the singer will surely be able to strut her stuff after a successful pop career with a string of hits.

However, viewers don’t always love the fact that celebrities who have previously had training, with Denise Van Outen a notable example after she reached the final only for people to rebel against her.

It’s a similar story with Frankie Bridge who has enjoyed a pop career with S Club Juniors and The Saturdays, with the odds of 11/2 reflecting that she has a strong chance of going all the way.

Simon Webbe from boyband Blue also features near the head of the market and he’s a 7/1 poke to claim the famous glitter ball although the singer is of the arrogant variety and it’s worth backing Evans to be Top Male in what could turn out to be a match bet between the pair.

Presenter Caroline Flack is the other contestant to be given single figure odds and looks likely to have decent coordination, with Wright claiming never to have danced before and we can probably “Wright” him off for that reason.

Thom Evans to win @ 9/2 with bet365
Thom Evans to be Top Male @ 7/4 with betfair

All odds were correct at time of posting.