By News Team
Last Updated: 31st January 2020
Another weekend brings another episode of everybody’s favourite show on ice.
Dancing on Ice is back on the box on Sunday and we’re down to nine contestants following TV presenter Radzi Chinyanganya’s elimination last time out. Ahead of the next show, we preview the favourites for the Dancing on Ice crown and take a look at who’s most likely to get the boot this weekend.
Is there any stopping clear favourite for the title Perri Kiely? The Diversity star has been wowing judges and viewers alike from the off and last week’s performance to Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello’s ‘Senorita’ proved no different.
Perri, along with his partner Vanessa Bauer, nailed the top score of the series so far – 33.5 – which bettered the then-season best 32 points he racked up on the previous Sunday. With Perri’s odds having been cut from last week’s 4/11 to 2/7, is his victory a foregone conclusion?
Next in line in the running for the Dancing on Ice title is former Steps singer Ian ‘H’ Watkins, who has already made history in this series by being part of the first ever same-sex couple alongside Matt Evers.
The duo took to the ice last week to skate to Scissor Sisters’ ‘I Don’t Feel Like Dancin’, though their display suggested that song title was far from the truth. ‘H’ received a respectable score of 28.0, but his odds of 6/1 for the title, along with Perri’s far superior score, shows he has a lot of work on his hands if he wants to emerge victorious.
Another contestant to land a score of 28.0 from the judges on last week’s episode of Dancing on Ice was Libby Clegg, along with her partner Mark Hanretty, who strutted her stuff to Meghan Trainor’s ‘No Excuses’.
The double Paralympic champion has also already made history by being the show’s first ever blind contestant and she remains the favourite female for the crown, along with Coronation Street star Lisa George, at 9/1. Libby’s odds have, however, slipped from last week’s 7/1, which suggests the markets can’t see past Perri at the moment.
As for who’s most likely to get the boot on Sunday, the favourite for the second week running remains former footballer Kevin Kilbane at 8/13 after he gained the lowest score last time out. Behind Kevin is TV personality Caprice Bourret at 2/1 after she and new partner Oscar Peter were booed by the audience following her public fall-out with ex-partner Hamish Gaman, while magician Ben Hanlin is 5/1 to be eliminated on Sunday.