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The men dominate the betting as Dancing On Ice returns to our screens

Wednesday 2nd January 2019
Love Island Star Wes heads the betting for 2019 Dancing On Ice
Love Island Star Wes heads the betting for 2019 Dancing On Ice

Dancing On Ice returns to our screens at the weekend as ITV screens the latest series of the talent show on Sunday 6th January.

It's the men who head the betting for this year's competition, with Love Island's Wes Nelson the bookies' favourite trading around the 11/4 point.

Comedian and former Eastenders actor Richard Blackwood is a 6/1 chance as is former Strictly dancer James Jordan.

Into it's eleventh season, there have only been four female winners of the show to date, since soap actress Gaynor Faye won the inaugural Dancing On Ice in 2006. Other female celebrities to win the show were Suzanne Shaw, Hayley Todmaddon and Beth Tweddle, the last female to do so in 2013.

Melody Thornton is the shortest price of this year's female talent at 7/1, the former Pussycat Doll looking to follow in the footsteps of Strictly finalist Ashley Roberts. Corrie actress Jane Danson is a 9/1 chance and it is Leanne Battersby from the show who looks to be the closest competitor to Thornton in the Top Woman market.

Further down the betting is ex-Westlife 'singer' Bryan McFadden at 9/1 whilst England cricketer Ryan Sidebottom is around double that at 20/1.

The rest of the field are made up of who's who of reality shows, including X Factor's Saara Aalto, Saira Khan from the Apprentice and Loose Women, Gemma Collins who it feels like has been on this show at least two times before and outsiders Didi Conn who played 'Frenchie' in Grease and former Neighbours actor Mark Little.

Holly Willoughby returns to familiar surroundings after her stint in the jungle alongside Philip Schofield with the returning judges, Jason Gardiner, Ashley Banjo plus Torvill and Dean.

Who will win?

At the prices, Wes Nelson looks short enough given he doesn't have much in the way of experience and although popular with the girls, we'd rather take a poke at the likes of James Jordan who is a professional dancer off the ice at double the price.

Ryan Sidebottom would be next best around 20/1 given his competitive nature as a former cricketer and we've seen former sports starts do well in the past. 

 

Wes Nelson 5/2
Richard Blackwood 11/2
James Jordan 11/2
Melody Thornton 13/2
Bryan Mcfadden 7/1
Saara Aalto 8/1
Jane Danson 9/1
Ryan Sidebottom 20/1
Saira Khan 25/1
Gemma Collins 25/1
Mark Little 40/1
Didi Conn 40/1

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1. Wes Nelson
5/2
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2. Richard Blackwood
11/2
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3. James Jordan
11/2
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4. Melody Thornton
13/2
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5. Bryan Mcfadden
7/1
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6. Saara Aalto
8/1
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7. Jane Danson
9/1
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8. Ryan Sidebottom
20/1
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9. Saira Khan
25/1
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10. Gemma Collins
25/1
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11. Mark Little
40/1
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12. Didi Conn
40/1
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Odds correct as of 2nd Jan, 13:59 . Odds are subject to change.
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