By News Team
23rd December 2020
I’m a Celebrity crowned its Queen of the Castle, Bill Bailey got his hands on the Glitterball Trophy and it’s now almost time for the celebs to get their skates on!
Yes, Dancing on Ice 2021 gets underway on Sunday 17th January, so we’ve laid out the leading contenders below.
Aussie actor-come-singer Jason Donovan is the series’ 10/3 favourite.
Having sold over three million records in the UK during the nineties and noughties, he’s sure to have his fair share of the voting public, while years of acting and performing on stage should stand him in good stead.
Better known as Kate Connor in Coronation Street, Faye Brookes is second in the betting for DOI 2020 at 6/1.
She’s one of the younger skaters in the line-up at 33 and has a history of starring in leading theatre productions.
Denise Van Outen
It’s 20 years since Denise Van Outen was anchoring The Big Breakfast and eight since finishing runner-up in Series 10 of Strictly Come Dancing.
The TV star will take to the ice and is being backed at 6/1 to go all the way.
TOWIE favourite Billie Shepherd adds a bit more bling to the rink and she’s 6/1 to sparkle and seal the Series 13 win.
Nothing on her CV suggests she’ll take to the ice but she’s quietly fancied in the betting.
Emmerdale’s ‘Jacob Gallagher’ has been on the set of Dale Farm for 10 years and now makes first appearance on celebrity TV.
Joe was nominated for the British Soap Award for Best Young Actor in 2019 and is another fancied to skate well at 6/1.
If there’s one man on the show who knows how to perform on frozen water, it’s Graham Bell.
The former Olympic skier and Ski Sunday presenter is a lively outsider at 8/1 to win the series.
The other Olympian in the line-up is Wales’ Colin Jackson.
His 110m Hurdles silver at Seoul in 1988 will go down as one of his proudest sporting achievements, but can he add a Dancing on Ice trophy to the cabinet? 9/1 says maybe, just maybe…
Myleene Klass, 9/1, finished one place ahead of Jason Donavon in the 2006 edition of I’m a Celeb but is a much bigger price than the Aussie actor for a victory on the ice.