Strictly elimination shocker shakes up odds of who will lift the Glitterball

After EastEnders star Nina Wadia's early elimination, could Ramsay serve up a tasty surprise at 40/1?

Strictly Come Dancing viewers were left with their jaws on the floor last weekend, as former EastEnders star Nina Wadia was sent straight out of the competition despite being one of Anton Du Beke's "biggest surprises" with her Cha-Cha-Cha in Week One.

Unfortunately, her Tango with professional partner Neil Jones left a lot to be desired, landing Nina in the dance-off alongside fellow soap star Katie McGlynn before the judges decided to send her home.

Now, we're turning our attention to the remaining contestants and just who has the best chance of lifting the Glitterball Trophy at the end of this year's competition.

AJ Odudu

Kai Widdrington AJ Odudu Strictly

The smart early money is on television presenter AJ, who sits at 5/2 to be crowned. She has delivered both a high-intensity number with a Jive on Week One, before showcasing a classier side with her Foxtrot, proving to be an all-rounder.

She's somebody northerners will be getting behind, but whether or not those down south will take to her broad Lancashire accent remains to be seen.

Let's face it: Strictly's a popularity contest as much as it is about dance ability.

John Whaite

John Whaite Johannes Radebe Strictly

Having already made history as one half of Strictly's first-ever male same-sex couple, John and professional partner Johannes Radebe are now second favourites at 3/1 to take their story one step further and waltz out of the ballroom with this year's title.

From baking cakes to shaking his hips, it seems there is nothing John can't do; except keep his cool when sent a video message from Olly Alexander…

Rose Ayling-Ellis

Rose Ayling-Ellis Giovanni Pernice Strictly

Rose and Giovanni Pernice may not be taking the highest scores home each week, but their undeniable chemistry and Rose's determination to succeed in spite of her deafness, is something that's clearly struck a chord with audiences.

She's been a firm favourite with viewers from the off and was an early market leader. And while the actor has drifted out to 10/3 with Planet Sport Bet, she remains a lively contender for the trophy.

Tilly Ramsay

She may be a rank outsider at 40/1 to win, but hear us out. The UK loves an underdog story and, following on from her impressive Charleston on this weekend's show, she and partner Nikita Kuzmin sit at fourth overall when all the scores are averaged out.

Reducing her famous father Gordon to tears with her performance this week, could she also soften the hearts of those watching?