It is that time of the year when Strictly Come Dancing makes a very welcome return to the TV screens across the UK, and as this year’s Strictly contestants have now been revealed, many betting sites are of course offering odds on who the likely winners will be!

It is of course going to be as series that is tinged with sadness, for one of the much loved ex-presenters of the show that being Bruce Forsyth sadly passed away the other day! However, we just know that the BBC will be dedicating this series to the great and now late man himself!

As is always the case as soon as the contestants are all named, many people immediately make up their own minds as to whom they hope or think will win!

As such you may be prepared to put your money where your mouth is and place a small wager on which contestant you think will win the show this year, and if that is something you are interested in doing below are the very latest odds generally available at several different betting sites.

Just keep in mind that the following odds are of course going to become quite volatile as the series gets under way, so try and secure the best odds possible if you do want to place a bet on the show by placing your bets and wagers as early as possible!

In regards to the male contestant who will win this series of Strictly Come Dancing, if the betting markets are a good indication that may just be Aston Merrygold, for his odds on winning are currently very, very low at even money!

The remainder of the constantans however do have some quiet reasonable odds attached and associated with them at this early stage of the show and as such Davood Ghadami is 9 to 2, Jonnie Peacock is 5 to 1, Joe McFadden is 7 to 1, Brian Conley is 10 to 1 and Richard Coles is currently available at odds of 16 to 1.

The current outside is Simon Rimmer who is currently on offer at many betting sites at odds of 33 to 1! I you fancy placing a bet on which female contestant is going to be the winning one then please do read on for a full overview of their current odds.

The current favourite to win for the ladies is Mollie King at odds of 2 to 1 closely followed by both Alexandra Burke at odds of 5 to 2 and Gemma Atkinson whose odds are currently 3 to 1!

Charlotte Hawkins is next currently in the betting markets at odds of 8 to 1 closely followed by Debbie McGee who is available at odds of 10 to 1!

There are some bigger odds available on the other ladies and those odds are Chizzy Akudolu at 33 to 1, Susan Calman at odds of 33 to 1 but if you fancy the chances of Ruth Langsford you will find odds available at many betting sites as high as 40 to 1!