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Perri Kiely4/114/114/92/5
Maura Higgins22/122/114/120/1
Joe Swash22/122/120/125/1
Ben Hanlin40/140/133/133/1
Ian H Watkins9/29/24/14/1
Libby Clegg7/17/17/17/1
Kevin Kilbane50/150/150/150/1
Trisha Goddard (eliminated 1st)n/an/an/an/a
Lisa George14/114/114/116/1
Michael Barrymore (pulled out)n/an/an/an/a
Lucrezia Millarini (eliminated 2nd)n/an/an/an/a
Radzi Chinyanganya33/133/120/133/1

Updated: January 25th, 2020

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!

His dancing experience and fitness see Perri as the pre-show favourite to win it. William Hill has him at 4/9 to become the champ. Betway gives odds of 2/5. 

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.”

Maybe it’s that excitement which has put her as the second favourite to win Dancing On Ice 2020 with Maura currently at 14/1 with William Hill

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? 

Joe is currently the third favourite to win the series, possibly more because of his massive fan base than his dancing talents. Bet365 and Betway both give him odds of 22/1. William Hill currently offering him as a winner at 20/1. 

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.

Ian is obviously hoping that he time dancing around to the hits of Steps hasn’t been entirely lost and he’s currently the fourth favourite to win. William Hill gives the shortest odds at 4/1 whilst Betway have him at a lengthy 9/2.  

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.

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)

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Dancing On Ice is no exception to this and many firms offer odds on the outcome of the show.

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Dancing on Ice comes back on January 5, 2020.

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Click here to see the full list of UK bookies (with odds) where you can bet on Dancing on Ice 2020.

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