'Dancing with the Stars' returned to our screens last night for a brand new season as another batch of celebs take to the dance floor.
This year's lineup of 11 celebrities consists of recently retired RTÉ presenter Mary Kennedy (who is already proving popular) as well as 'Fair City' star Ryan Andrews, former Miss Universe Ireland Grainne Gallanagh, B*wtiched singer Sinead O’Carroll, Kilkenny hurler Aidan Fogarty, 2019 'Love Island' star Yewande Biala, radio star Lottie Ryan (daughter of the late Gerry Ryan), Olympic boxer Michael Carruth, TV presenters Glenda Gilson and Brian Dowling while there's even a famous priest, Fr. Ray Kelly.
Boylesports have released the figures on who is currently the odds-on favourite to win the Glitterball Trophy. Unsurprisingly, it's 'Fair City''s Ryan Andrews who has come out on top with 7/4 odds. Ryan scored the highest with the judges last night earning 21 points for his cha cha cha with partner Giulia Dotta.
He's followed by Lottie Ryan at 9/4, despite the fact that the ladies haven't performed with their partners yet, while Brian Dowling is behind her at 11/2.
Spokesperson from Boylesports Lawrence Lyons said in a statement, "Ryan Andrews is 7/4 favourite from 2/1, but the big mover after opening weekend was Aidan Fogarty at 9/1 from 14/1. Michael Carruth is going the wrong way at 28/1 from 16/1.
"It’s no surprise to see money for Ryan Andrews after he topped the leaderboard, but it seems Aidan Fogarty has caught the eye of punters too and he looks the early dark horse in the competition. He was the standout bet amongst the others and we’ve had to cut him into 9/1 from 14/1 as a result."
See the odds* for all 11 contestants below:
7/4 Ryan Andrews
9/4 Lottie Ryan
11/2 Brian Dowling
7/1 Sinead O’Carroll
9/1 Aidan Fogarty
9/1 Mary Kennedy
16/1 Glenda Gilson
22/1 Yewande Biala
25/1 Grainne Gallanagh
28/1 Michael Carruth
66/1 Fr Ray Kelly
*Odds correct at time of writing.