Bobby Brazier dealt major blow ahead of this weekend's Strictly Come Dancing
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Bobby Brazier has been dealt one hell of a blow as he’s knocked off the bookie’s top spot by an emerging Strictly Come Dancing rival.
Since making his BBC ballroom debut last month, the 20-year-old has become a firm fan favourite, as well as a hit with judges Motsi Mabuse, Craig Revel Horwood, Anton Du Beke and Shirley Ballas.
After collecting 29 points for both his Foxtrot to ‘All About You’ by McFly and Charleston to ‘Do Your Thing by Basement Jaxx, Brazier and his partner Dianne Buswell, 34, currently sit in sixth place on the Strictly leaderboard.
Despite achieving solid scores, the son of the late Jade Goody is no longer the bookie’s favourite as we head into week three of the competition.
As per Metro, Nigel Harman and partner Katya Jones have emerged as the new frontrunners and are reportedly the most likely to lift the elusive Glitterball Trophy.
In week one, the Casualty star's Paso Doble to ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ by Nirvana was the only dance to breach the 30-point barrier.
Last week, his and Jones’ Viennese Waltz to ‘Until I Found You’ by Stephen Sanchez earned him an impressive 27 points.
Combining both scores sees Harman, 50, sitting in an impressive joint-fourth in the leaderboard. He shares the position alongside Rip-Off Britain presenter, Angela Rippon.
Discussing the actor’s efforts, a spokesperson from Ladbroke said that Harman has more than earned himself an army of fans.
“Punters have seen enough after two weeks and they seemingly reckon Nigel is now very much the one to beat.
“Having been there or thereabout in the betting since he was revealed as a contestant on this series, he’s now leapfrogged long-time favourite, Bobby.”
However, Brazier will not be willing to go down without a fight as excitingly, week three of Strictly is Movie Week.
Choreographer and professional dancer Buswell has been teaching Jade Goody’s son to Samba to ‘Young Hearts Run Free’ from the Romeo and Juliet soundtrack.
Downton Abbey’s Harman and partner Jones will hope to keep up their winning ways by performing a Jive to The Batman theme.
Week three of Strictly Come Dancing series 21 commences on BBC One on Saturday, 7 October.