By News Team
Last Updated: 17th January 2020
TV presenter Trisha Goddard and partner Lukasz were the first Dancing on Ice pair to be eliminated last weekend, after losing a skate-off to Lucrezia Millarini and Brendyn. Despite being first to get the boot, Goddard maintained she was proud of her effort and wasn’t going to let the disappointment put her off skating.
Who is next to be frozen out by the panel? We run through some of the odds on the next elimination, as well as those for outright winners.
All the couples have now skated for the judges, but none of last weekend’s contenders did enough to knock serial reality star Perri Kiely off top spot in the markets. The professional dancer’s chances of victory have dropped slightly, though, down from 8/11 last week to 4/6 this time around.
Episode two’s top performers were Libby Clegg and partner Mark, whose ‘50s high school sports day performance earned a healthy 28 points from the judges.
It wasn’t enough to make her the favourite, though. Clegg is in third place at 13/2, behind frontrunner Kiely and second placed Ian Watkins, who is priced at 7/2. Either way, for a registered blind Paralympian to be a contender for victory on an ice skating show is extremely impressive.
The famously outspoken Irishwoman, known for making her presence acutely felt in the Love Island villa, has so far failed to make the same mark on Dancing on Ice.
A performance set to the sounds of the tropics earned her a solid but uninspiring 22 points from the judges. The mediocre verdict seems to have been echoed in the markets, as Higgins’ chances of victory currently stand at 16/1.
An elegant showing secured a respectable points tally of 25.5 for actress Caprice Bourret and her partner Hamish. It doesn’t appear to have improved her odds of victory, however, which remain at 14/1.
Millarini’s unsuccessful attempt at a dazzling spin last time out ended in disaster, landing the journalist not only on the floor, but Evens to be eliminated next according to the markets. The judges weren’t any more forgiving, awarding her and partner Brendyn a miserly 18 points.
The bejewelled football bought to the rink by Kevin Kilbane did little to uplift a substandard performance from the former Everton midfielder. Kilbane and partner Brianne scored 18.5 points overall, and the ex-Republic of Ireland international is second in line to be eliminated next at 9/4.