Time for our penultimate look at the finalists ahead of Saturday’s final. This time it’s the turn of Katie and Anton. Yes you read that right, Anton is in his first ever final!!!!! Not sure if that’s been mentioned before on the show or not…..
Unsurprisingly both of their highest scoring routines were ballroom dances. The first was their American Smooth during week 9 at Blackpool which scored 35 (8,9,9,9). They matched that score during week 11’s Quarter Final with their Foxtrot with the judges scoring it an identical 35 (8,9,9,9)
Anton may be the king of Ballroom and it suits Katie too but their latin has not been as good. Week 3’s Cha Cha scored just 20 points (4,6,5,5)
Ignoring pointless elements like the Quickstepathon, Katie and Anton have amassed 364 points across 13 routines making for an average score of 28. This is the lowest average of the four finalists and a lower average than Peter and Janette, Anita and Gleb and Helen and Aljaž all of whom have been eliminated!
Number Of Times In The Dance Off
Katie and Anton have survived one dance off during last week’s semi final which they survived by 3 votes to 1 (Craig) against Anita and Gleb. During the Dance Off they chose to redo their Waltz which previously scored 31 (8,9,7,7)
Odds Of Winning
At the time of writing Katie and Anton are the least likely to win at 18-1 and are favourites to finish in fourth place at 8/11. If you fancy a flutter Coral will give new customers a £20 free bet when you stake £5 on Strictly or any other market.
They are currently sitting in 3rd on my poll of who you want to win with 12% of the vote and 3 votes ahead of Kellie and Kevin in 4th place.
Can they win? It would probably take a very strong final for them to do so and the only way they can do that is if they only have Ballroom. I don’t doubt for one minute that their show dance and their choice routines will be Ballroom but the judges choice may throw a spanner in the works. We probably shouldn’t underestimate Anton’s popularity though and I’m sure many of his fans will be voting for him in his first final so even though they may be the weaker couple on paper we probably shouldn’t discount them. 18-1 is a quite attractive price and it may be worth a couple of quid just in case they do have a good final and the public gets behind them. Everyone loves an underdog right?
Do you agree? Do you want Katie and Anton to win? Let me know in the comments.