Dancing on Ice favourite Jake Quickenden looks like he may have a contender for the crown after dislocating his thumb in training for Sunday’s final.
The bookmakers say bets on the reality star have cooled off in the last 48 hours after news of his accident – and instead people are putting their money on Brooke Vincent.
Jake is still odds on at 1/5 with Betway to take the ice trophy, but not without a fight as the Coronation Street star’s odds have been cut from 7/1 to 5/1.
Former Scotland rugby international Max Evans is Betway’s rank outsider at 16/1.
Quickenden wowed the judges with a perfect 40 score last week and is just 1/2 for a repeat of that score with the bookie, 3/1 to not drop a single point in his two dance routines and 10/1 to take a tumble.
Betway’s Alan Alger said: “After weeks of entertaining action on the rink, Dancing on Ice must now crown a winner and for a very long time it’s looked like that will be Jake Quickenden.
“Quickenden has been odds-on since the start of February and, though some punters will be expecting to collect their cash after Sunday night, he’s not been very well backed since Wednesday morning.
“Having badly injured his thumb earlier this week in practice, Quickenden has drifted in the betting to 1/5 from 1/7, and Brooke Vincent is creeping into contention at 5/1.”
Elsewhere in the betting, presenter Holly Willoughby is tipped at 6/4 to round off her series of flash fashion choices by wearing white on Sunday night.
Having sparkled in a silver dress for the semis, the leading online bookmaker thinks that could be her second choice at 5/1.
Alger said: “Holly Willoughby has drawn the plaudits, not just for her presenting but also for her outfits. Fashionistas have been gushing over her attire on a weekly basis and we think they’re set to see her in white for the final at 6/4.”