By News Team
11th March 2021
And then there were three. That’s right, the Dancing on Ice final is almost upon us as Colin Jackson, Faye Brookes and Sonny Jay take to the ice this Sunday for the chance to be crowned champion.
Lady Leshurr was the celebrity to narrowly miss out in last week’s semi-final, despite topping the leaderboard and securing a perfect score from the judges with her second routine, which just goes to show, this series is really up for grabs.
Ahead of Sunday’s grand finale, we’ve taken a look at the latest odds for victory among the remaining contestants.
While Lady Leshurr’s exit last week despite topping the leaderboard showed this show’s unpredictability, one thing that has been predictable throughout the series is Faye Brookes’ place at the top of the betting. From the word go, she’s been the favourite, and as we head into the final, nothing has changed here. Also joining Lady Leshurr at the top of the scoreboard last weekend was Faye, who wowed the judged and viewers alike with a stunning performance to ‘The Best’ by James Bay, which brought with it a perfect 10 from all four judges. At 1/2, the Coronation Street star is still the contestant to beat. Does she have one hand on the trophy? The odds would suggest so.
Second in the betting for Sunday’s final is radio presenter Sonny Jay, who will be hoping to cause an upset. Like Colin, Sonny has improved more and more with each passing week and is deserved of his place in the final three. He even topped the leaderboard in week six with 37.5 points for his movie performance to ‘Town Called Malice’ from Billy Elliot, proving his star potential. He also notched scores of 9.5 across the board last week following his performance to ‘Sweet Disposition’ by the Temper Trap. You’ve got to be in it to win it, and Sonny most certainly is. He’s 7/4 to go all the way.
While Faye has been sat at the top of the betting from the off, it’s not been quite the same story for former Olympic athlete Colin Jackson. Little fancied to begin with, Colin has shown as much progression as any other dancer in the competition and has slowly climbed the ranks to be in with an outside chance of glory. Colin overcame the odds last week to see off Lady Leshurr in the dance-off, being saved by judges Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean. He will be full of confidence after that as well as after his dance to ‘Baby, I Love Your Way’ by Big Mountain, which saw him score 9.5 all round from the judges. He’s 25/1 to win on Sunday – could he strike gold once more?