Ugo a go-go? Former England rugby star favourite to be Strictly Come Dancing’s first elimination

Monye in trouble after sorry Samba but Wise money is on Sense and Sensibility star being the first to go.

Strictly Come Dancing got off to its usual glitzy start last weekend, with the 15 celebrities showcasing their moves (or lack of them) for the first time in front of the judging panel.

Great British Bake Off champion John Whaite, comedian and former EastEnders star Nina Wadia and Olympic breaststroke champion Adam Peaty were among the more high-profile names who can rest easy after week one.

TV presenters AJ Odudu and Rhys Stephenson sandwiched Whaite and Peaty at the top of the leaderboard and should also be safe when viewers finally get to have their say this weekend.

However, for one of the following five stars, their Strictly journey could be over before they've barely had time to fasten their seatbelts.

Strictly week one cast

Ugo Monye

The former England and Harlequins rugby union player could be heading back to life as a sports pundit earlier than expected, despite his partnership with reigning champion Oti Mabuse.

Taking on a tough Samba, Monye lacked fluidity and looked panicked. A lower profile figure than many of his fellow competitors, it is not so much a Question of Sport but a question of talent. And he doesn't appear to have any.

Sara Davies

Despite her bubbly, infectious personality, audiences saw exactly why Davies is an entrepreneur and not a professional dancer when she attempted a Cha-Cha-Cha with partner Aljaz Skorjanec, scoring just 17 out of 40 with the judges.

Not as bad as watching your mum dance, more like watching your aunty. But not your favourite one.

Greg Wise

Karen Hauer Greg Wise Strictly week one

Judge Shirley Ballas was not at all impressed with what this British actor brought to the competition, telling him that she needed some "fundamentals" in his future performances.

It is those comments which have led to him being as short as 6/1 with Planet Sport Bet to be eliminated first.

He may prove a wise choice in this market, though, as Ballas' comments tend to be held in high regard by the viewers.

Not surprisingly, he topped his own leaderboard.

Judi Love

Graziano di Prima and Judo Love Strictly week one

Among the favourites when it comes to the first elimination, we'd be shocked if the judges decided to kick her out at such an early stage.

They had a lot of praise for the Loose Women panelist who showed she can not only outdance some of her more fancied rivals but outsass them too. This comedian is worth taking seriously.

Tilly Ramsay

Tilly Ramsay Strictly week one

The professional chef and television personality gave a stunning, yet simple performance in the show's first week. Despite that, she is among the favourites to go home first-up.

The marmite personality of her father, Gordon Ramsay, may have something to do with that, with a whole army of embittered restaurant staff now having an opportunity to exact revenge on the foul-mouthed Scot.

Yeah, vote for Tilly's rivals and she'll be booted out in the first week, that'll show him.

Your food's still s**t, though.