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Dancing on Ice: Early favourites and winner predictions

Friday 23rd November 2018
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Dancing on Ice is creeping closer and closer, and we for one think it's the only glimmer of hope that the New Year has to offer.

Expected to hit our screens January 6, the bookies have already picked their favourites and not so favourite contestants to win the 2019 season.

Let's first take a look at the budding dancers who have the best chance at skating to success...

1. Wes Nelson 10/3

This year's early favourite, Wes Nelson, doesn’t even have a Wikipedia page. That’s how fresh he is to the UK TV scene.

Being a finalist on the fourth season of Love Island, the 20-year-old (former?) nuclear systems designer, from Staffordshire, is already tipped to win the show, presumably after showing off some steamy moves on the ITV2 reality show.

Being the heavy favourite across the leading UK high-street bookmakers, Wes is likely to be pretty hot on the ice from the start.

James Jordan 5/1

Being a famous ballroom dancer is definitely an advantage for the outward spoken Gillingham native.

However, James told his millions of twitter followers that he was shocked how bad he was on the ice the first time he stepped out with the intention of dancing.

Still James, 40, is no stranger to moving gracefully and understanding choreography. If he doesn’t at least make it towards the back end of the season it will be a shock. 

Richard Blackwood 13/2

The third favourite to win the show is Eastenders star Richard Blackwood.

The comedian, actor and rapper is sitting in the ideal spot as far as the odds are concerned. He is tipped to do well however being third favourite means there is a slightly better return from the bookies.

Being a well-loved TV personality and an all-round nice guy isn’t going to help him much when it comes to the judges.

Dancing on Ice winner odds

On the other side of the odds list... here are the long shots.

Saira Khan 20/1

Presenter Saira Khan is in a less favourable position to win as far as the bookies are concerned.

One of the outsiders at 20/1, there is little confidence in the former Apprentice runner up making it very far.

We have seen people at this position do well in the past, however the bookies aren’t known for making too many big mistakes.  

Didi Conn 25/1

Well loved Didi Conn might have starred in one of the greatest musicals of all time but the bookmakers definitely don’t see her being much of a star on ice.

Perhaps the lady better known as Frenchie could ask some of her former cast mates from Grease for some pointers to help her get through the show with some dignity.

Gemma Collins 33/1

The rank outsider in the new series, Towie star Gemma is least likely to come out on top.

No doubt there will be some hilarious moments on the show for the reality star though. Every year BBC bosses try to include a 'hopeless' star and this year it seems to be poor Gemma.

Fingers crossed she will have some fun and raise some laughs with viewers—that's what it's really all about isn't it?

Dancing on Ice top male odds

Wes Nelson 2/1 2/1
James Jordan 3/1 3/1
Richard Blackwood 4/1 4/1
Brian Mcfadden 9/2 9/2
Ryan Sidebottom 6/1 6/1
Mark Little 12/1 12/1

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3. Richard Blackwood
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4. Brian Mcfadden
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Odds correct as of 26th Nov, 13:29 . Odds are subject to change.
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