Bill, 55, was unveiled as the seventh celebrity to be taking part in this year’s edition of Strictly Come Dancing and fans are certainly excited to see him strutting his stuff on the dance floor. For years, the comedian has been wanting to showcase his talents and next month, he will perform for BBC viewers and the judging panel for the very first time. However, there has been some doubt about his participation in the competition, with some believing he could be the first casualty of the season. It Takes Two presenter Zoe Ball, 49, is backing the funny man as she has predicted her winner for the upcoming run of the programme.
Speaking on Friday’s edition of The One Show, the presenter spoke about her thoughts on this year’s line-up of all-stars.
Host Alex Jones, 43, asked her colleague: “It’s difficult, but if you had to predict a winner at this stage…” but before she could finish, Zoe jumped in.
“A winner? I haven’t seen them dance yet,” she explained but stated: “Bill Bailey, all the way. Come on Bill, you’ve got this.”
“Can you imagine when he’s moving his hair - it’s going to sway around. He’s going to be phenomenal,” the former contestant added.
So, despite what some sceptics are saying, could the comedian go all the way and claim the Glitterball Trophy?
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Strictly Come Dancing 2020: Bill Bailey is going to be taking part in this years series (Image: GETTY)
The latest odds from Coral bookmakers have Bill as one of the celebrities most likely to leave the competition first.
Matching the odds of former Home Secretary Jacqui Smith, 57, the comedian is at 50/1 to take the crown from reigning champion, Kelvin Fletcher, 36.
Spokesperson Harry Aitkenhead said: “We think Bill and Jacqui [Smith] are going to be battling it out for who is the first to be voted off and sent packing.”
Even though he has Zoe’s support, it seems the presenter thinks another famous face could also go all the way.
Strictly Come Dancing 2020: Zoe Ball said she was backing