Remember the days when Strictly Come Dancing was an experimental reality show devised by the BBC to fend off its rival channel’s dominance of Saturday night TV? Now, it’s a brand that has been sold all over the world, made stars of its professional dancers, and dancers – in many cases – of its stars. On our dedicated Strictly page, HuffPostUK Entertainment assesses the chances of each of this year’s contestants, from the snake-hipped Jake Wood to the talented Pixie Lott, rugby star Thom Evans to the determined Caroline Flack, and charts the best dancing performances each week. Early indicators suggest Frankie Bridge could triumph, but it’s never easy to guess which stars the audience will lend their support to. ‘TOWIE’ star Mark Wright, Scott Mills and Simon Webbe have got off to shaky starts, while Alison Hammond and Steve Backshall show promise. Will Judy Murray and Sunetra Sarker improve? We’ll have to wait and see. Viewers definitely save their biggest cheers for the underdog – Jennifer Gibney, Gregg Wallace and Tim Wonnacott.