Comedian Eddie Kadi is reportedly the favorite to be the next contestant eliminated from this season of Strictly Come Dancing.
The 40-year-old entertainer found himself in the dance-off against Paralympian Jody Cundy during the previous weekend’s episode, and it appears that more disappointment may be in store for him.
The Challenging Samba Routine
Research from William Hill Vegas suggests that Eddie’s decision to perform the Samba on Saturday, October 21, could significantly impact his fate on the show.
The Brazilian Samba, known for its complexity, has been associated with a staggering 20.6% of eliminations over the past six series, including Les Dennis in the second week of this year’s edition.
Risk Factors in Dance Genres
According to data from William Hill Vegas, the Jive is the second riskiest dance routine out of the 15 available genres, contributing to 15.5% of eliminations since 2018.
The Cha Cha Cha rounds off the top three with 12% of eliminations linked to it.
Eddie’s Ominous Position
With Eddie Kadi facing the Samba routine after scoring an underwhelming 24 points alongside his dance partner Karen Hauer last weekend, the outlook seems ominous for the comedian.
He is currently the 13/8 favorite with William Hill to be the fourth contestant eliminated from the 2023 series.
Other Contenders and Favorites
Love Island star turned documentary maker Zara McDermott is the second favorite to depart the show at 7/4, with actor Adam Thomas coming in third on the list at 10/3. Meanwhile, EastEnders star Bobby Brazier is now the joint favorite to win the series, trading at 9/4 alongside Casualty’s Nigel Harman.
William Hill spokesperson Lee Phelps pointed out the challenges of the Samba dance and its surprising association with eliminations on Strictly Come Dancing. Eddie Kadi will need to deliver a standout performance to stay in the competition.
Stay Tuned for Strictly Come Dancing
Eddie will perform the Samba to “Calm Down” by Rema ft Selena Gomez for his week five dance with his partner Karen Hauer.
The outcome of their performance will determine whether he advances to week six. Strictly Come Dancing airs on weekends on BBC One and BBC iPlayer.Share on Facebook «||» Share on Twitter «||» Share on Reddit «||» Share on LinkedIn