Strictly Come Dancing 2021: When is the final, how to watch and what couple are the bookies favourites to win?

THE Strictly Come Dancing finale is only a week away but which couple will dance their way to victory?

Sunday, 12th December 2021, 10:11 am

The dancing competition has left viewers on the edge of their seats this year, with fans attempting to work out who will take home the coveted disco ball trophy.

14 celebrities have tangoed and cha-cha'd their way through the competition but as the show enters its final few weeks, viewers are now placing their bets on who they think could win.

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The Strictly Come Dancing final will air just before Christmas. Pictured: Giovanni Pernice and Rose Ayling-Ellis.

Here's everything you need to know about the finale and who's most likely to win according to the bookies:

When is the Strictly final?

The final of Strictly Come Dancing will air on Saturday, December 18.

In last year's competition, there were three couples who fought their way for the winning title in the final episode of the season.

Due to the pandemic, this could change for this year's final in case anyone has to isolate.

How can I watch the final?

Episodes of Strictly Come Dancing air on BBC One on Saturday nights, where the couples compete for a place in next weeks show.

On Sunday nights the results show takes place, eliminating the couple who haven’t made it to the next stage of the competition.

Timings for each episode vary, with this Saturday's show airing at 6:35pm and the Sunday show taking place at 7:15pm.

Who is still in the competition?

The remaining contestants in this year's Strictly include:

- John Whaite and Johannes Radebe

- AJ Odudu and Kai Widdrington

- Rhys Stephenson and Nancy Xu

- Rose Ayling-Ellis and Giovanni Pernice

The semi-final got under way last night and the results show will take place tonight.

What couple are the current favourites to win?

According to the betting site, Betfair, Rose Ayling Ellis and partner Giovanni Pernice are the current favourites to win.

Odds on Ayling-Ellis are 1/5 and the current odds for the other couples are as follows:

AJ Odudu- 7/1

John Whaite- 9/1

Rhys Stephenson- 100/1

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