By News Team
21st January 2021
The 13th series of Dancing on Ice was back with a bang last weekend and we’re now all eagerly anticipating Sunday’s second episode.
Six celebrities took to the ice last week, with Rufus Hound the winner of the Golden Ticket, with the remaining six contestants now getting their chance this weekend.
Ahead of the second show, we’ve taken a look at which contestants are the early favourites to go all the way and who could be set for an early exit.
She was at the top of the betting ahead of the first show, and despite still having yet to make her bow, it’s former Coronation Street star Faye Brooks who remains the early frontrunner for glory at 5/2. Faye, who is best known for playing Kate Connor on Corrie, will be taking to the ice alongside partner Hamish Gaman on Sunday and will be eager to match some of last week’s better displays from the likes of Jason Donovan and Rebekah Vardy.
Another celebrity to turn in an impressive performance last week was Emmerdale star Joe-Warren Plant, who, alongside Jason, Rebekah and Lady Leshurr, all received the joint-highest score on the night from the judges with 25. Joe, who strutted his stuff to ‘Sucker’ from the Jonas Brothers last time out, is the 10/3 second favourite to emerge victorious come the end of the series.
Like Faye, Colin Jackson is another contestant who has yet to make his debut, but is sitting pretty in the betting. Former sprint and hurdling athlete Colin, who won world championship gold twice as well as an Olympic silver medal, has always come across as a likeable chap in his media duties since his retirement from athletics, which looks to be working in his favour. Colin is 11/2 to go all the way.
Lady Leshurr enjoyed a rather strange opening week last Sunday. Despite claiming a joint-top score of 25 from the judges alongside Jason, Joe and Rebekah following her performance of ‘Salute’ by Little Mix, she soon found herself chosen in the bottom two skate-off, much to the public’s outrage. Her opponent in the skate-off will be confirmed this weekend, with the rapper the 10/11 favourite to get the boot fist.
As mentioned, who Lady Leshurr’s opponent in the skate-off will be is still yet to be confirmed, but judging by the odds, it could well be Billie Shepherd. The former The Only Way is Essex star has yet to make her series bow but she is 6/4 to become the first contestant to face the axe in the series. Will she prove the doubters wrong?