Dancing on Ice Betting Tips, Odds and Predictions
As always, we’ve something to look forward to after the glow of Christmas has faded, with the return of Dancing on Ice – the 2020 edition. So, here we have this year’s Dancing on Ice betting tips, odds and predictions. As you would expect, we have the normal mix of reality stars, presenters and soap stars. As normal we have some that appear to have an advantage over others. However, every year there is a surprise package, and generally, there’s always a duff one that scrapes through to the later stages. So, who will take these titles this year – and who will take THE title?
After the controversy of last year, Jason Gardiner is no longer one of the judges. Instead, this year, the panel will be made up of Jane Torvill, Christopher Dean, Ashley Banjo and the new – and ever exuberant – John Barrowman… Fabulous. Sure, he’ll be much nicer than his predecessor. Will we have the off-screen drama of last year or will all the action take place on the ice? We’ll see…
Dancing on Ice… Who Will Be the Winner?
As is the case every year, the level of talent is very varied. Obviously, the people with dancing backgrounds tend to have an advantage (i.e. last year’s winner, James Jordan). To fill his place, we have Diversity dancer Perri Kiely. He’ll also have the advantage of being besties with one of the judges. Although maybe this could make Ashley Banjo harsher… who knows? There are also unknown quantities such as Maura Higgins (who might get some dance help from Love Island beau Curtis Pritchard) Joe Swash and Libby Clegg. Then there will possibly be a few that will struggle, such as Trisha Goddard.
So, who will make the cut? Will there be another dancer pirouetting his way through the contest to the final? Will we have another Love Islander hitting a fine the ice dancing heights? We’re at the stage where anything is possible – and the odds on all are as good as they’ll ever be. So, let’s take a look at all of the entrants this year and sum up what we think the chances are of a win? Here are our Dancing on Ice betting tips, odds and predictions.
Perry Kiely burst onto our screens back in 2009 as the cute little dancer with the big hair in Diversity. He was thrown about all over the place as they danced their way to victor over firm favourite Susan Boyle. Since then he has grown into quite a tall young man and is one of the frontmen of the popular dance troupe. However, he appears to be rather sporty in other areas, having won the second series of Splash in 2017.
It cannot be denied that he has a great chance this series. Not only does he have a great amount of rhythm and dance talent, but having been thrown around and athletic, he is undoubtedly fearless as well – another advantage on the ice. However, the bookies also see this and have him marked as favourite. His first dance proved that he was every bit as good as expected. His best odds are 2/7 at bet365, and we wouldn’t want to bet against him at this point.
Skate 1: 27.5
Skate 2: 32.0
Skate 3: 33.5
Wes Nelson flew the flag for Love Island last year. His year, it’s been flown by Maura Higgins, the Irish beauty who stole our hearts in Love Island, with lots of cheeky banter and bad luck in love. However, she eventually found love with dancer Curtis Pritchard – who seems to be one of the few couples still together from this season. Allegedly, Amber Gill, the winner, was supposed to take part, but for unknown reasons, Maura has stepped in – as she seems to have had more success post-show.
Maura’s skills are unknown at this point. We don’t know how she is on the ice or her dance skills. However, she has Curtis to help her with the moves. What we do know though, is that she’s a girl with a lot of craic and will be ready to give it a go. She’s also bound to be popular with the younger audience, so we reckon that she’ll make it through to the later stages of the competition. Currently, the best odds for Maura are 25/1 at Bet365.
Skate 1: 22
Skate 2: 25
Skate 3: 25
Our first sighting of Swash was in popular soap EastEnders. However, since he left, he’s been a television favourite. After ‘Enders, he stole our hearts in the jungle as he swung his way to victory to become the King of the Jungle in 2008. After his victory, he then went on to present the I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here NOW! / Extra Camp show until he finally left the fold in 2019. He’s also known for being in a relationship with Stacey Solomon, star of Loose Women and ex – X Factor contestant.
However, when it comes to talent or potential at ice skating, it’s difficult to know. He’s been a soap actor, which could mean training at a performing academy school – but we don’t know. Ho doesn’t necessarily come across as a graceful ice dancer but looks can be deceiving. Furthermore, we know he’s a cheeky chap and popular with the audience, which can get you quite a long way on its own! He made it comfortably through his first dance. As such, he’s been given best odds of 33/1 at Betfred.
Skate 1: 21.5
Skate 2: 20.5
Skate 3: 27
Ian H Watkins
Ex Step member, Ian H Watkins has undoubtedly got a background in performing, which will always come in handy. However, he’s not been at it for a while, so who knows how he’ll be performing now? Will age have slowed him down? Steps members are also very popular and have plenty of support from ex-steppers!
However, the biggest point of interest here is that he will be the first celebrity on this show – or any other show, to be in a same-sex partnership. He will be pairing with Matt Evans, so this is pretty groundbreaking. How it will affect their performance, who knows? Obviously, things like lifting and tricks might be trickier, so it will be interesting to see where it goes – and how the audience will react. Hopefully, they will have some success and that will lead to more couples and shows following suit in the future. This one could be groundbreaking if it works. The first week saw him bring tears to the eyes of the judges! ‘H’ has been given best odds of 11/2 at Coral.
Skate 1: 25
Skate 2: 26.5
Skate 3: 28
Other Contestants to Note:
Radzi Chinyanganya: An ex-Blue Peter presenter who has also worked as a presenter on Songs of Praise and Cannonball. Best odds – ELIMINATED
Skate 1: 21
Skate 2: 24.5
Skate 3: 23
Ben Hanlin: Can this magician and presenter work his magic on the ice? He’s most known for presenting Tricked on ITV 2. A magical win for him has been priced at 40/1 at Bet365.
Skate 1: 22.5
Skate 2: 24
Skate 3: 28.5
Caprice Bourret – This underwear model and businesswoman, whose age is often questioned, is no stranger to reality TV. How will she fare on the ice though? Her best odds are 50/1 at Bet365.
Skate 1: 25.5
Skate 2: ???
Skate 3: 25
Libby Clegg: Libby Clegg is a Paralympian with a declining eyesight issue. She has only slight peripheral vision in her left eye. This could be a disadvantage. However, she’ll be used to coping with it and will have a lot of public support. She has best odds 8/1 at Bet365.
Skate 1: 28
Skate 2: 28
Skate 3: 28
Kevin Kilbane: Another sporty figure comes in the form of ex-Premier League player Kevin Kilbane. He‘s not one of the younger ones but has sporting prowess on his side. He’s best odds 100/1 at Bet365.
Skate 1: 18.5
Skate 2: 22
Skate 3: 21
Lisa George: Another soap star we have is Corrie’s Beth Tinker – lovable mouthy northerner. She doesn’t necessarily seem sporty, but Corrie cast members always have a popular vote. Her best odds are 14/1 at Betfair.
Skate 1: 26.5
Skate 2: 28
Skate 3: 32
Trisha Goddard: Ex daytime-TV presenter, Trisha, is a famous face and will have plenty of support. As one of the older contenders, she’ll not be priced up as a favourite, but could prove the audience wrong. Her best odds are 125/1 at Vbet. ELIMINATED
Lucrezia Millarini: This ITV journalist is hoping to make headlines of her own this year with success in Dancing on Ice. She’s another unknown quantity and has now been ELIMINATED
Skate 1: 18
Skate 2: 21
|Perri Kiely||Best Odds 2/7 at Bet365|
|Maura Higgins||Best Odds 25/1 at Bet365|
|Joe Swash||Best Odds 33/1 at Betfred|
|Ian H Watkins||Best Odds 11/2 at Coral|
|Ben Hanlin||Best Odds 40/1 at Bet365|
|Caprice Bourret||Best Odds 50/1 at Bet365|
|Libby Clegg||Best Odds 8/1 at Bet365|
|Kevin Kilbane||Best Odds 100/1 at Bet365|
|Lisa George||Best Odds 14/1 at Betfair|
Next Elimination Odds:
|Joe Swash||Best Odds 16/1 at Bet365|
|Ian H Watkins||Best Odds 40/1 at Bet365|
|Ben Hanlin||Best Odds 7/1 at Bet365|
|Caprice Bourret||Best Odds 5/2 at Coral|
|Libby Clegg||Best Odds 40/1 at Bet365|
|Kevin Kilbane||Best Odds 8/11 at Bet365|
|Lisa George||Best Odds 33/1 at Bet365|
|Maura Higgins||Best Odds 16/1 at Bet365|
|Perri Kiely||Best Odds 100/1 at Bet365|
Top Male Odds:
|Perri Kiely||Best Odds 2/7 at William hill|
|Ian H Watkins||Best Odds 4/1 at William Hill|
|Joe Swash||Best Odds 16/1 at Bet365|
|Ben Hanlin||Best Odds 28/1 at Bet365|
|Kevin Kilbane||Best Odds 66/1 at Bet365|
Top Female Odds:
|Maura Higgins||Best Odds 4/1 at William Hill|
|Lisa George||Best Odds 7/4 at William Hill|
|Caprice Bourret||Best Odds 12/1 at Bet365|
|Libby Clegg||Best Odds 11/10 at Bet365|