By News Team
Last Updated: 5th March 2021
Down to just four contestants and a week away from the final, Dancing On Ice is reaching fever pitch.
Faye Brookes, Sonny Jay, Lady Leshurr and Colin Jackson are the celebrity skaters left to battle it out on the rink, and we’ve run through their chances below ahead of this weekend’s semi-final.
Long-time red-hot favourite Faye Brookes is still the one to beat, but she’s certainly not home and dry. The Coronation Street star was backed into as short as 1/3 before last weekend’s show, but a score of 34.5 wasn’t enough for her to top the table as Colin Jackson and Sonny Jay shared the top of the scoring on 37.5. That’s left Brookes drifting out to 4/9 with favourite-backers scratching their heads, but she’s still clear in the betting given her consistently strong performances. She remains the skater to beat.
Given he topped the scoring last Sunday, Sonny Jay and dance partner Angela have shortened significantly in the betting. The pair are 11/4 into 12/5 after a super skate last week, and another rousing routine would seriously pile the pressure on Faye. Last weekend seemed no fluke either, as Sonny Jay has now topped the scoring for the last two weekends, so who’s to say he can’t make it three this time out?
Colin Jackson has popped over every hurdle that’s come his way on series 13 of Dancing On Ice so far, recoding a string of consistently average-to-high scores and now finding himself with an outside shot at the winners’ trophy. The former athlete is a 10/1 chance, much shorter than the 25/1 mark he was last week, and will head into Sunday’s skate with a spring in his step after topping the table with 37.5 points. Colin has shown as much progression as any other dancer in the competition and looks to have a live outside chance of claiming first prize.
It’s another sizeable jump in the betting to Lady Leshurr, who punters can take a chance on at a mighty 16/1. The Brit rapper couldn’t find her rhythm last Sunday and ended up on the bottom of the leaderboard, even though it was her highest score of the series at 33.5. Given she posted a personal best last week and still anchored the table, viewers will have to question whether she’s now found her limit.