By News Team
Last Updated: 4th February 2021
The new series of Dancing on Ice continues to roll on and last week’s show was an eventful one with Olympian Graham Bell being the latest celeb to be kicked off.
Graham lost out in the skate-off to Rebekah Vardy last Sunday, as new contestant Amy Tinkler made her bow after replacing the injured Denise van Outen.
Ahead of this weekend’s fourth show, we’ve taken a look at which contestants are the favourites to go all the way and who could be set for the next exit.
Coronation Street star Faye Brookes remains the contestant to beat. Faye has been the favourite for the crown since the line-up was first announced, and three shows in nothing has changed. She claimed an impressive score of 29 last week following her dance to ‘Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious’, yet it was only the third best score on the night with Joe-Warren Plant and Colin Jackson outdoing her. Her odds of 11/10 from last week have drifted ever so slightly to 5/4. Are her days as the favourite numbered? Only time will tell.
If there’s one contestant that can see off the challenge of Faye this series, it’s Joe-Warren Plant. The Emmerdale star is getting better and better as the series progresses, as seen by last week’s excellent dance to ‘The Room Where It Happens’, which saw him land the best score of the night from the judges with 30. While he does remain the second favourite at 2/1 after that, Joe’s odds have shortened from last week’s 3/1, which suggests he’s on the charge.
As mentioned, last week’s show was notable for the performance of Olympic gymnast Amy Tinkler, who made her bow after Denise van Outen was forced to withdraw from the competition due to a shoulder injury. Amy landed the fourth best score of the night with 28 last week after her performance to ‘Fame’, which was a very decent first outing of the series. Her gymnast background looks set to help her succeed on the ice. She’s 9/1 for glory.
Rebekah Vardy survived by the skin of her teeth last week after seeing off Graham Bell in the skate-off, so she’ll be hoping to avoid another bottom two face-off on Sunday. Rebekah was perhaps unlucky to be fighting to stay on the show given she claimed a half-decent score of 25 on Sunday’s show, with a few others performing worse off than her. That may be of little comfort though as unfortunately for Rebekah, she’s the favourite to be kicked off the show this week at odds of 7/4.
After surviving the series’ first skate-off, rapper Lady Leshurr managed to avoid it last time out, that despite landing a score worse off than Rebekah with 24.5 points from her performance to ‘If My Friends Could See Me Now’. But sadly for Lady Leshurr, she’s expected to be back in the skate-off this weekend and is second favourite at 9/4 to be booted off next.