Bobby Brazier almost avoided elimination from Strictly Come Dancing last week in the Blackpool ballroom.
Despite progressing to the next round when Angela Rippon was eliminated, the 20-year-old may still be ‘nervously looking over his shoulder,’ according to experts.
Bobby scored highly with the judges as the tournament reaches its closing weeks, but his jive couldn’t save him from the bottom two.
All of this indicates that, coming into week 10, the EastEnders actor may have a lot to worry about if his opponents improve around him.
While Angela Scanlon and Annabel Croft are the favourites to be in the bottom two this week, if one of them survives, Bobby and Nigel Harman would most likely be next on the chopping block.
Lee Phelps, a spokesperson for William Hill said: ‘We’re very much in the business end of proceedings in this year’s edition of Strictly Come Dancing, with Angela Scanlon our favourite to depart.’
Angelo, who got 38 points last week, is the frontrunner to be the ninth competitor removed this weekend, according to Phelps, while ‘Annabel Croft will equally have to put in a solid performance to guarantee her way to the final five.’
If either Angela or Annabel make it through, Bobby and Nigel are the favourites to fall into the bottom two, which might mean two dance-offs in a row for Bobby.
Bobby mentioned on It Takes Two on Wednesday that his forthcoming performance with partner Dianne Buswell on Saturday would pay tribute to his late mother Jade Goody.
He told Fleur East: ‘I am a child [in the routine]. Well, there is me as a child and I come out as me now. I have got Dianne, who replicates a woman, let’s say my mother probably.’
Jade, who gave birth to Bobby in June 2003, died in 2009 at the age of 27 from cervical cancer, after spent the last months of her life raising awareness of the condition.
Angela and her companion Carlos Gu, on the other hand, had an emotional reaction to the judges’ score of 38, falling into tears in response.
Carlos explained, ‘[Angela]’s been down for quite a few weeks, and hearing that, I’m just really happy,’ before going on to say the score was ‘unexpected’.
Strictly Come Dancing continues Saturday at 7.30pm on BBC One.