Strictly's most popular couples revealed after vote figures leaked

Strictly's most popular couples are an insight into who's most likely to take the glitterball trophy this year

Strictly's most popular couples
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Strictly Come Dancing 2021 has been bringing all the entertainment and glam we expect from the hit show, but according to some leaked information—there's a clear set of leaders in this series.

Usually, it's bookies odds or who left Strictly so far that's the nearest we get to know who this year's winner might be. However, the Daily Mail reports that they've seen this year's voting figures and that it, "looks to be a four-horse race."

Voting figures, leaked to the publication, show that the top four couples won 62% of the public's vote.

Top of the voting figures was Tom Fletcher and his professional partner Amy Dowden who received a stonking 19.1% of the votes. This figure might be surprising to many as last week, the judges' scores saw them get fifth place on the leader board with 34 points.

In second is Strictly's Rose Ayling-Ellis who's the show's first-ever deaf contestant, who received 18.2% of the vote for her Viennese waltz. Rose's performances have been so heartfelt that fans have wondered if her dance partner Giovanni Pernice's Strictly chemistry is the real deal or just a great performance?

Giovanni and other Strictly Come Dancing stars were applauded for learning sign language ahead of the show and the couple's closeness is hard to deny. So much so that some fans have suggested Giovanni Pernice and Maura Higgins break up is related to the 'Strictly curse.'

In third place with the public's vote was swimmer Adam Peaty and his partner Katya Jones who got 16.4% for their stunning routine to o George Michael's Faith. The couple have raised a few eyebrows and it's relating to, you guessed it, that pesky curse!

After a very racy performance, Adam Peaty’s girlfriend reacted to his near kiss with Katya Jones. It doesn't do him any favors that previously, Adam Peaty admitted he can see why the Strictly curse happens.

In fourth place with the public votes came Strictly's first same-sex couple John Whaite and Johannes Radibbe, who got 9% of the vote for their brilliant Charleston routine.

Although it remains to be seen who will win this year, a BBC spokesperson told the Daily Mail that they don't release voting figures as they don't want them to influence how people vote. They also said of the reports, "This is pure speculation." 

Aoife Hanna
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