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Dancing on Ice Betting – UK 2020 Recommended Bookies

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Dancing on Ice Odds 2020 – Outright Winner Odds Comparison

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Perri Kiely1/41/42/51/41.25
Maura Higgins (eliminated 6th)n/an/an/an/an/a
Joe Swash11/411/42/13/14
Ben Hanlin (eliminated 8th)n/an/an/an/an/a
Ian H Watkins (eliminated 5th)n/an/an/an/an/a
Caprice (pulled out)n/an/an/an/an/a
Libby Clegg10/110/133/112/121
Kevin Kilbane (eliminated 4th)n/an/an/an/an/a
Trisha Goddard (eliminated 1st)n/an/an/an/an/a
Lisa George (eliminated 7th)n/an/an/an/an/a
Michael Barrymore (pulled out)n/an/an/an/an/a
Lucrezia Millarini (eliminated 2nd)n/an/an/an/an/a
Radzi Chinyanganya (eliminated 3rd)n/an/an/an/an/a

Dancing on Ice 2020 is now over and the winner is Joe Swash with his professional partner Alexandra Schauman!

Joe Swash with his professional partner Alexandra Schauman

Dancing On Ice 2020 Betting – Potential Winners Overview

Here’s a full rundown of the hottest tipped contestants for the 2020 series of Dancing on Ice…

Perri Kiely

Perri Kiely
Perri Kiely

Perri quickly became the odds-on favourite to take the crown as 2020 Dancing On Ice chap shortly after being announced. The diversity dancer certainly has the experience and skills to perform on stage, but will that translate onto the ice rink, we will have to wait and see. 

When asked about appearing on the reality show he said, “I’m not going to lie, I’m a little bit nervous. I’ve had a couple of training sessions so far and I’m not going to lie, it’s hard. I can stand up on ice and skate about a bit, but technique, it’s difficult!”

He’s used to being the one who’s thrown into the air so appearing on the dancing show will be somewhat of a role reversal for the Britain’s Got Talent champion. “I would love to backflip on ice, imagine how sick that would be!” he added. Yikes!

3 Reasons Perri Kiely is Most Likely to Win

  • His partner Vanessa Bauer won the 2018 edition and came second in the 2019 edition.
  • Perri Kiely has already won two celebrity reality TV competitions – diving-based show Splash! in 2014, and The Great Celebrity Bake Off for Stand up to Cancer in 2018
  • Perri Kiely is a professional dancer – same as James Jordan who won the 2019 edition of Dancing on Ice.

Maura Higgins

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Maura Higgins

One of the stars of the most recent series of Love Island this past summer, Maura Higgins is set to be one of the twelve celebs battling it out on the ice.  She was a huge hit with viewers of Love Island over the summer, so it’s no surprise that she is set to star in the 2020 lineup. 

She’s quoted as saying – “I’ve skated once in my life for fun, so I’ve no experience at all. I’m up for the challenge. I’m more excited than scared. I’m competitive so I think that will drive me.”

Joe Swash

Joe Swash
Joe Swash

The former Coronation Street star and King of the Jungle in I’m a Celebrity – Get Me Out of Here, Joe Swash was the ninth celeb to be announced for Dancing On Ice 2020 much to the delight of the show’s fans. 

Appearing on the daytime chatfest Loose Women to confirm the news, Joe said, “I can’t even dance on a dance floor so Dancing on Ice is just a silly idea! I’ve done no exercise since the baby was born. Stacey thinks it’s funny. I’m going to learn how to skate and I’ll do it with a smile on my face.”

He is certain to have the fans behind him just like he did during his stint in the Jungle, but will that translate into being crowned King of the Ice too? 

Ian ‘H’ Watkins

Ian 'H' Watkins
Ian ‘H’ Watkins

Fans of 90’s pop rejoice! Steps superstar ‘H’ is the fifth celebrity to have been confirmed for Dancing On Ice 2020. 

Appearing on morning ramble fest Good Morning Britain to confirm his place in the lineup, H said, “What am I doing? I have frantically been You Tubing James Jordan and Ray Quinn. I have kids now so it’s a skill I can learn and take my kids to the ice. It’s scary and exciting and now there’s no turning back. I know I’m going to be put through my paces and that’s the name of the game.”

Ian has teamed up with Matt Evers – professional skater – to become the first same-sex duo to take part in a talent competition on British TV.

Full List of Participants

Dancing On Ice features its first same-sex couple in 2020.

CelebrityKnown forProfessional partner
Ben HanlinMagicianCarlotta Edwards
Caprice BourretModelHamish Gaman
Ian “H” WatkinsSteps singerMatt Evers
Joe SwashActorAlexandra Schauman
Kevin KilbaneFootballerBrianne Delcourt
Libby CleggParalympianMark Hanretty
Lisa GeorgeCoronation Street actressTom Naylor
Lucrezia MillariniITV News presenterBrendyn Hatfield
Maura HigginsLove Island starAlexander Demetriou
Radzi ChinyanganyaFormer Blue Peter presenterJessica Hatfield
Perri KielyDiversity starVanessa Bauer
Trisha GoddardQueen of Daytime ChatŁukasz Różycki

Quick Facts About Dancing on Ice

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  • Dancing on Ice came back on January 5, 2020
  • The season finale is scheduled for March 14, 2020
  • Betting on the winner is already open

Dancing On Ice has become one of the biggest staples of the reality game show genre and has become a major source of revenue for ITV. Millions are guaranteed to tune in for the duration of each series in order to find out which of a selection of celebrities will win the competition.

Format: Each week the competitors perform a figure skating routine along with their partner (who is a professional skater) and are then awarded a score by a panel of expert judges.

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The duo with the lowest score is eliminated and the others progress to the next round. Interspersed with the actual competition, is footage of the stars in training, documenting their ups and downs as they attempt to perfect their performances. In simple terms, think of it as essentially being Strictly Come Dancing but on ice.

Needless to say, with so many viewers watching and the tournament-like structure of the show, there is a fair amount of uncertainty and excitement surrounding the eventual outcome, much like traditional sporting events. But it may surprise some people to learn that you can actually bet on the outcome and potentially win big.

How To Bet On Dancing On Ice

Like many other contests, it’s possible to bet on the results of Dancing On Ice. This is most easily done by visiting a bookmakers website (such as William Hill or Betfair etc), where the odds of each candidate winning will be updated regularly for customers to place their bets.

Interestingly, the Dancing On Ice 2019 betting odds were quite varied, with many contestants rising and falling as favourites throughout the course of the show. This can be based on things such as the way their training progress is portrayed on-screen and also how they performed in the previous week’s contest.

The most lucrative bets obviously come later in the season, as the potential performance gaps between the competitors widen and the odds become more pronounced as a result.

Though this does mean that weaker competitors will have to be luckier and luckier in order to progress to the final round and ensure that the gambler takes home a pot of winnings. However, as previous seasons have shown, unexpected contestants can sometimes prevail, meaning that betting on a surprise winner early on can also yield massive rewards.

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Previous Winners

Previous winners of recent seasons include Beth Tweddle (Olympic gymnast), Ray Quinn (singer) and Jake Quickenden (reality TV star).

Generally, the quality of each week’s performance is down to how well the celebrity and their professional partner can work together on the night and whilst in training, as well as their athletic ability. Although people in better shape will have a distinct advantage, it is by no means a guarantee that the professional athletes will secure the top position.

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Tips And Strategies

1 Betting on athletes is a good idea to find a winner, especially if they have dancing or skating experience. For example, James Jordan won the 2018 series of Dancing On Ice, putting his massive amount of training and experience as a professional ballroom dancer to good work in each successive performance.

Interestingly, sportspeople such as Ryan Sidebottom and Perry Shakes-Drayton (cricketer and Olympian respectively) have not done so well, although unlikely skater Max Evans (rugby player) managed a podium finish in the 2018 season.

This means that customers should be careful not to blindly commit to investing in someone just because they have an athletic background and should instead carefully consider their strengths and weaknesses.

There are a lot of unlikely candidates that could make it through to the next round contrary to all expectations, allowing savvy gamblers to hedge their bets.

It should be kept in mind that many of the celebrities involved have had quite varied careers, meaning that prior experience with competitive sports or even prior basic training in something like ballet can give them an edge over other competitors who may struggle to meet the standards of fitness and confidence required to place highly week after week.

A basic look over each star’s career history should yield some illuminating information when it comes to their capabilities or limitations. Doing proper research before placing a bet will more often than not pay dividends.

2 Their professional figure skating partners will also have an effect on their likelihood to succeed (some haven’t made it too far in the past or have tended to be disqualified in the later rounds). For example, Daniel Whiston has skated to take top place in three previous series of the show, making him a strong candidate if his partner is decently skilled.

Similarly, Vanessa Bauer has performed well since joining the show in Series 10, attaining both a win and second place. Personality can be just as much an asset or detriment as raw ability though, as they will have to take an active role in training their partner to perform even the most basic of routines.

In order to maximize their chances of choosing a winner, gamblers should analyze the capabilities and record both the celebrity competitor and their professional partner, as the right combination of skill and athletic ability will often lead to a victory.

3 Gamblers should remember that in some situations, it’s a good idea to have set up an accumulator bet in order to maximize the potential winnings. It is usually wisest to choose to do this on a week-by-week basis to take advantage of changes in the balance between the teams.

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For example, if there is a couple that is blatantly flagging behind the pack and is almost certainly going to be disqualified due to better competition, injury, or poor past performance, then a gambler can bet against them whilst also betting on the success of the favourites.

This leads to greater rewards if both wagers succeed. But accumulators also come with an attendant level of risk due to the fact that if just one component bet loses, then all the winnings will be lost. Readers should use their own judgment before investing heavily in this type of bet, as it can quickly go awry due to unexpected results.

Dancing On Ice Update | Week 3 Latest News and Betting Odds

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We have reached Week 3 of this year’s Dancing on Ice series, and we are ready for the show’s second elimination. Television presenter Trisha Goaard and her professional dancing partner, Łukasz Różycki, left the show in Week 2, following a dramatic skate-off against fellow tv-presenter Lucrezia Millarini and her professional partner, Brendyn Hatfield.

With the conclusion of the two opening weeks, the series now returns to its standard structure with one elimination each week until the grand finale on March 10. We take a look at some of the betting favourites and current trends predicted by the betting markets.

Current Favourites

Even before the twelfth series launched on January 5, Perri Kiely was being backed as low as 8/11 with William Hill to win this year’s contests. The bookies have not changed their mind after two weeks of action: Kiely is still the frontrunner at 8/11, with experts highlighting his previous dancing experience as the main reason.

However, a few others contestants have improved in the bookmakers’ estimations following the opening weeks.

Before the series started, Libby Clegg was traded as highly as 17/1 at 888 Sports, but she has now been slashed to a modest 6/1 at Betfair. In Week 2, Clegg, and her dancing partner Mark Hanretty, scored an impressive 28 points for their performance to Jackie Wilson’s “Reet Petite”. The 28 points was the best score across the opening weeks and has made the paralympic sprinter an early outsider for this year’s contest.

Dancing on Ice 2020 Recap

  • How many contestants are left in the series?

Week 2 saw the series’ first elimination which means 11 contestants are left in the competition.

  • Who left Dancing on Ice in Week 2?

Trisha Goaard and her professional dancing partner Łukasz Różycki were the first couple to leave the show in Week 2.

  • What is the dancing theme in Week 3?

The dancers will venture into musicals in Week 3 with Dean as the head judge.

Who Will Be Eliminated Next on Dancing on Ice?

At the other end of the spectrum we find the candidates most likely to be eliminated in Week 3. Not surprisingly, the bookies predict Lucrezia Millarini will leave the show this week.

Millarini already faced elimination in Week 2, but managed to survive with a fine performance in the skate-off. History tells us that contestants involved in the early skate-offs struggle to last long, which makes Millarino the favourite to get the boot in Week 3 (11/10 at William Hill).Former professional footballer Kevin Kilbane is next in line (9/4 at William Hill) after a 18.5 points performance in Week 2, only narrowly escaping the dreaded skate-off by 0.5 points.

Kilbane, who now makes his name as a football analyst on TV, will need a much better performance in Week 3, where the weekly theme turns to musicals.

Dancing on Ice Week 3 Elimination Odds

  • Lucrezia Millarini: 11/10 (William Hill)
  • Kevin Kilbane: 9/4 (William Hill)
  • Ben Hanlin: 3/1 (William Hill)
  • Radzi Chinyanganya: 19/1 (William Hill)
  • Joe Swash: 15/1 (William Hill)
  • Caprice Bourret: 19/1 (William Hill)
  • Lisa George: 19/1 (William Hill)
  • Maura Higgins: 32/1 (William Hill)

Dancing On Ice Update | Week 4 Latest News and Betting Odds

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  • Who left Dancing on Ice in Week 2?

Lucrezia Millarini and her partner were the second couple to be sent home from Dancing on Ice 2020.

This comes after the pair found themselves in the skate-off for the second week on the trot. This time they weren’t so lucky and Christopher sent them home by opting to save Kevin Kilbane, who was described as “more confident”. They will need to build on this over the next couple of days if they want to remain as or he may suffer the same fate as Lucrezia. As it stands though, Kevin is favourite to go next week with 5/6 odds.

Caprice With a New Partner

However, there is a reason for others to be concerned too. This is because news broke today that things are getting frosty behind the scenes as one of the contestants, Caprice Bourret, was branded a ‘lazy diva’ after splitting up with her professional dance partner, Hamish Gaman. This follows the two not performing in last week show.

She has now been matched up with a new teacher, Oscar Peter, but having to switch 3 weeks in is not going do their synergy any favours and they are now going to have a large disadvantage to the others who have been working together longer.

However, if the rumours are true and the relationship with Gaman was as cold as it has been said, it could have done her a favour. We will have to wait and see, but odds of 8/1 are being offered on her going home next. The bookies also see early exits for Ben Halin with 4/1 and Radzi Chinyanganya 7/1, both of these had just 0.5 between them on the judges’ scorecards last week though so it could be very close.

Who’s the Favourite so far?

On the other end of the spectrum, Perri Kiely and Vanessa Bauer, Lisa George and Tom Naylor, and Libby Clegg and Mark Hanretty are all looking like the ones to watch and lead the pack to the end of lasts weeks show.

These will almost definitely stay on for another week and could be a good bet if you are looking for an early winner. Currently, Kiely is the favourite to win with odds of 2/5 and Clegg has 15/2. Clegg though is being marginally led in terms of odds by Ian Watkins who finished 4th last week. He is currently the second favourite to win with 9/2 odds. 

Dancing on Ice Week 4 Elimination Odds

  • Kevin Kilbane: 8/11 (William Hill)
  • Ben Hanlin: 3/1 (William Hill)
  • Radzi Chinyanganya: 6/1 (William Hill)
  • Joe Swash: 7/1 (William Hill)
  • Caprice Bourret: 9/1 (William Hill)
  • Lisa George: 16/1 (William Hill)
  • Maura Higgins: 20/1 (William Hill)
  • Perri Kiely: 66/1 (William Hill)

Dancing On Ice Update | Week 5 Latest News and Betting Odds

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Week 4 saw a the surprising elimination of Radzi Chinyanganya, who had been priced at 6/1 to leave the show with William Hill. Radzi, and his dancing partner Jess Hatfield, were eliminated by the judges as they voted to save Caprice and Oscar. 

As the bookies had predicted, it was actually Kevin Kilbane and his partner Brianne Delcourt who received the lowest scores from the judges, but the public vote saved the popular ex-footballer. Priced at 8/15 with William Hill to leave the show this week, the odds are stacked against Kilbane once again, but can the public vote save him from elimination?

Current Favourites Dancing On Ice 2020

Perri Kiely opened this year’s Dancing On Ice as the clear favourite to win the competition, and she remains so going into Week 5. Kiely and dancing partner Vanessa Bauer have impressed across the opening weeks, receiving the most points of any contestants for all their performances. Kiely has dropped to 3/10 with William Hill to win Dancing On Ice 2020, and right now it looks unlikely that anyone can stop him.

Steps singer Ian Watkins remains the most likely outsider, performing with Matt Evers as the first ever same-sex couple on Dancing On Ice. They have done well until now with a particularly strong Week 4 performance to ‘I Don’t Feel Like Dancin’ by Scissor Sisters, with William Hill currently pricing them at 5/1 to win the contest.

Dancing on Ice 2020 Recap

  • How many contestants are left in the series?

Three celebrities (Trisha, Millarini and Radzi) have now been eliminated, so we are left with a total of 9 contestants.

  • Who left Dancing on Ice in Week 4?

Radzi left Dancing on Ice in Week 4 after losing against Caprice and Oscar in the skate-off.

  • What is the dancing theme in Week 5?

In week 5, the theme turns to Fairy Tales while Disney on Ice provides the guest performance.

Who Will Be Eliminated in Week 5 on Dancing On Ice?

For the second week in a row, Kevin Kilbane is William Hill’s top favourite to be eliminated from the show (8/15). The judges have been harsh on Kilbane until now and last week he only received a 21.0 score, by far the lowest of all contestants. Caprice Bourret has moved into a close second, currently priced at 5/2.

Maura Higgins is an interesting outside bet to leave the show this week. The Love Island-finalist and her dancing partner Alexander Demetriou started well in the opening week, but fell down the leaderboard in Week 3 and 4. Last week, they only narrowly escaped the Save Me skates, after being tied on points with Caprice and Oscar. You can pocket a delicate 12/1 price at William Hill if Higgins is eliminated this week.

Dancing on Ice Week 5 Elimination Odds

  • Kevin Kilbane: 8/15 (William Hill)
  • Ben Hanlin: 5/1 (William Hill)
  • Joe Swash: 9/1 (William Hill)
  • Caprice Bourret: 5/2 (William Hill)
  • Lisa George: 25/1 (William Hill) 
  • Maura Higgins: 12/1 (William Hill) 
  • Perri Kiely: 100/1 (William Hill)

Dancing On Ice Update | Week 6 Latest News and Betting Odds

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  • Who left Dancing on Ice in Week 5?

This week we had to say goodbye to Kevin Kilbane.

Dancing on Ice Week 6 Elimination Odds

  • Ben Hanlin: 7/4 (William Hill)
  • Joe Swash: 16/1 (William Hill)
  • Lisa George: 9/1 (William Hill) 
  • Maura Higgins: 2/1 (William Hill) 
  • Perri Kiely: 50/1 (William Hill)

Dancing On Ice Update | Week 7 Latest News and Betting Odds

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  • Who left Dancing on Ice in Week 6?

We had to say goodbye to Ian “H” Watkins and his pro partner Matt Evers.

What Happened in Week 6

Dancing on Ice Week 6 saw the surprising elimination of Ian H. Watkins and professional dancing partner, Matt Evers. Watkins was predicted as one of the early favourites for the overall win, but the couple already struggled in Week 5 where they also competed in the skate-off. 

In the Week 6 skate-off they were up against Ben Hanlin and Carlotta Edwards, the bookies’ favourites to leave the show. Yet all the judges voted to save Hanlin and Edwards, which meant Watkins had to leave the show despite the bookmakers’ confidence in him.

Five couples have now been eliminated, while Caprice and Oscar withdrew from the show on February 2nd. With the original field now cut in half, we are interting the endgame in this year’s Dancing on Ice. In Week 7, the theme turns to the dreaded and technically challenging Props Week, while Dean is back as the Head Judge.

Dancing on Ice Week 7 Elimination Odds

  • Joe Swash: 28/1 (William Hill)
  • Lisa George: 9/2 (William Hill) 
  • Maura Higgins: 7/4 (William Hill) 
  • Perri Kiely: 50/1 (William Hill)
  • Libby Clegg: 13/2 (WilliamHill)

Perri Kiely is still the undisputed favourite to win this year’s Dancing on Ice, a point that is well reflected in William Hill’s 50/1 price on him to be eliminated from the show this week. Joe Shaw is the other contestant who is extremely unlikely to leave the show anytime soon with William Hill pricing a Week 7 elimination at 28/1.

As Watkins’ elimination in Week 6 shows, Dancing on Ice is ultimately decided on the ice – the contest can be very unpredictable. Yet in all likelihood, the next elimination will stand between Ben Hanlin, Maura Higgins, Lisa George and Libby Clegg. Perri Kiely and Joe Shaw have simply been a class above the field until now, and they both enter Week 7 with Top 3 performances in the two previous weeks.

Among the remaining field, Ben Hanlin and his professional dancing partner, Carlotta Edwards, are the clear favourites to leave the show this week. Currently priced at 11/10 with William Hill, a Week 7 elimination for Hanlin and Edwards is an enticing bet. The judges haven’t been particularly harsh on the couple, but the public vote worked against them in Week 6. And on Dancing on Ice, that tends to repeat itself.

Considering the strength of the remaining field, William Hill’s 11/10 on Ben and Carlotta to be eliminated in Week 7 is the best available bet.

Dancing On Ice Update | Week 8 Latest News and Betting Odds

  • Who left Dancing on Ice in Week 7?

Maura Higgins left the show this week.

Dancing on Ice Week 7 Elimination Odds

  • Joe Swash: 20/1 (William Hill)
  • Lisa George: 9/2 (William Hill) 
  • Perri Kiely: 40/1 (William Hill)
  • Libby Clegg: 8/11 (WilliamHill)

Dancing On Ice Update | Week 9 Latest News and Betting Odds

  • Who left Dancing on Ice in Week 8?

This week we had to say goodbye to Lisa George.

Dancing On Ice Update | Week 10 Latest News and Betting Odds

  • Who left Dancing on Ice in Week 9?

The last person to leave the show was Ben Hanlin.

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The Dancing on Ice 2019 Final is upon us and we only have three contestants left to battle it out. Perri Kiely, Libby Clegg and Joe Swash are all in with a chance of being crowned champion of the ice on Sunday night, but which of these celebrities is being backed by the bookies?

Perri has been a strong favourite for several weeks now, Libby Clegg has been surpassing all expectations and the popularity of Joe Swash should never be dismissed in a competition like this. 

It will all come down to the live performances on the ice, but the current outright winner odds from William Hill does show some early backing for Perri on the night:

Perri Kiely – Favourite at 2/5 to Win Outright

The Diversity dancer was always going to be favourite with his combination of stage skills and athleticism, but he was the first to say that skating and performing on ice is completely different from what he is used to doing.

Perri is clearly starting to get the hang of it though and with the first 40 of the series last weekend, he is the one to beat on Sunday. 

Joe Swash at 2/1 to Win Outright

The ever-popular actor finds himself standing on the ice in the final and he has improved all the way through the series, will he have enough technique on the night?

There is every chance that the King of the Jungle could find himself winning another celebrity show, and his adoring fans might be the deciding factor. 

Libby Clegg at 33/1 to Win Outright

The Paralympian continues to impress every week but the current odds are not showing much hope for her to take the crown on Sunday.

To be able to get up on the ice and perform dances with her visual impairment is a complete inspiration to everyone though, so we’ll all be enjoying her final performance no matter what the result.

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