Strictly: Jo favourite for the chop

Strictly Come Dancing contestant Jo Wood is the bookies’ favourite to get the boot from the show this week.

Paddy Power are offering odds of 3-1 on the ex-wife of Rolling Stone Ronnie Wood being voted off, with actress Lynda Bellingham the second favourite to go.

Jo – who is partnered with Brendan Cole – finished bottom of the judges’ scoreboard after she made her dancefloor debut last weekend, but was saved by public vote.

Hollyoaks star Ricky Whittle is currently the favourite to win the series, followed by actress Ali Bastian.

Meanwhile the Mirror also reports that Jo has undergone hypnosis in a bid to conquer her dancefloor nerves.

The paper says that the 54-year-old had a session on Friday to try and build up her confidence.

“Jo and Brendan are doing the paso doble and he wants more aggression in the dance,” a source said. “But Jo is finding it hard to be feisty and even if the hypnosis session cures her nerves, it won’t change her style.”

“Only large amounts of practice will help that.”

Jo hinted on her page on the social networking site Twitter that she had undergone hypnosis.

She said, “Not feeling so hot, hope I’m gonna be OK for Saturday’s show. Gonna work hard on my nerves.”