Gillian Taylforth is the bookies’ favourite to get the boot on this weekend’s Strictly Come Dancing, as the ladies make their dancefloor debut.

Paddy Power are offering odds of 5-2 on the former EastEnders star being eliminated, with model Jodie Kidd next in the betting at 10-3.

Jessie Wallace is next favourite to go at 7-2, followed by Heather Small at 9-2. Rachel Stevens and Lisa Snowdon are the outsiders for elimination.

Last week actor Phil Daniels became the first celebrity of the series to be voted off the show.

Saturday’s show will see the ladies competing for the first time. Last week they appeared only in a group dance. The remaining men will perform a group routine this week.

Meanwhile rugby star Austin Healy has become the new favourite to win the series after receiving the highest score on last week’s show.

Healy is 3-1 to take the title, followed by Rachel Stevens at 7-2.