By News Team
11th February 2021
It was another dramatic episode of Dancing on Ice last week as Matt Richardson was the latest celebrity to be axed from the show.
It was a short-lived stay for TV presenter Matt, who was only a late addition to the show last week after Rufus Hound was forced to withdraw from the series.
Ahead of this weekend’s 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.
Another week passes and still it’s Coronation Street star Faye Brookes that looks the favourite to go all the way. Sitting top of the betting since the show kicked off, Faye wowed judges with her latest display last time out, securing a joint-highest score of 32.5 for a superb performance to ‘Swan Lake’. For the first time in the series, Faye is now the odds-on favourite to win the show at 4/5, shortening from last week’s 5/4. It looks like it might take something special to beat her at this stage.
But if anyone can outdo Faye on the ice then it’s Joe-Warren Plant. The Emmerdale star is continuing to turn in excellent performances each week, and that was no different last weekend, where he joined Faye on 32.5 points from the judges following his dance to ‘Ballroom Blitz’. Like Faye, Joe’s odds have also shortened, with the actor now priced at 15/8 for glory, having been 2/1 last week. Joe is certainly in with a real chance.
Amy Tinkler/Sonny Jay
While Lady Leshurr also joined Faye and Joe on 32.5 points from the judges last week, it’s not the rapper who is sitting next in line in the betting. That honour is shared by two of the contestants – Amy Tinkler and Sonny Jay, both priced at 12/1 to claim the Dancing on Ice title. Olympic gymnast Amy has taken to the ice well given she was a late call-up and has turned in a couple of steady midtable performances. The same can be said about radio DJ Sonny Jay, who has also been steady if not spectacular to date. They’re both on the up though, as their odds suggest.
Jason Donovan may have avoided last week’s skate-off, with Matt Richardson losing out to Colin Jackson, but he’s often been there or thereabouts down the bottom of the scoreboard. Last week, his performance to ‘Here Comes the Rain Again’ saw him score the second worst points total with 26.5. It’s certainly not surprising then to see the actor and singer’s name at the top of the betting for the next contestant to be eliminated. He’s 2/1 to go home next.
Rebekah Vardy survived by the skin of her teeth in the skate-off a couple of weeks ago, seeing off Graham Bell, yet followed that up with a tremendous performance last time out, claiming the fourth best score of 30 from the judges to the ‘Can Can’. Rebekah will no doubt take great confidence from that display heading into this weekend, though unfortunately for her, she’s second favourite to be eliminated next behind Jason at 11/4.