Dancing On Ice is set to return to our screens in the New Year and bookmakers think they already know which celebrity will be first to say goodbye to their skates and sequins.
Former Strictly Come Dancing professional Brendan Cole, dancer Regan Gascoigne and Love Island’s Liberty Poole are all joint favourites (7/2) to win, according to William Hill.
Meanwhile former England rugby star Ben Foden (7/1), Great Britain's first ever BMX Olympic medallist Kye Whyte (15/2) and former Pussycat Doll Kimberly Wyatt (15/2) are all expected to do well on the ice.
However, the bookies have also made it clear that some celebs may fare less well in the competition.
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At present Coronation Street’s Sally Dynevor is most unlikely to win (33/1), with Happy Mondays star Bez and Lorraine’s Ria Hebden also coming low in the ranks (25/1).
Sitting mid-table are former S Club 7 singer Rachel Stevens (8/1), The Vamps’ Connor Ball (12/1), and Paralympian Stefanie Reid (16/1).
With a month to go, training for all 12 celebrities is well and truly underway, as they prepare for the launch of the ITV hit show’s 14th series.
And given that Strictly pro James Jordan won with Alexandra Shauman in 2019, it’s no surprise that fellow dancer Brendan comes top of the class.
However, things haven’t been plain sailing for the 45 year old as he was rushed to hospital during training after suffering from concussion and was left needing treatment in A and E.
Speaking to the Daily Star, he said: “I was taken to hospital and ended up with a concussion. When I realised what had happened, I was horrified.”
He continued: “The moment you switch off, you make silly mistakes. It has been a great learning curve.”
“It made me think, ‘Don’t do that again, as this is really dangerous’. The other day I was on the ice and had 20 minutes left of my training session, but I knew I was running out of steam and could start making mistakes.”
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Prior to that, the New Zealand native had accidentally injured his Dancing On Ice partner, Vanessa Bauer, slicing her back with one of his skates.
Fan favourites Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby are back to present the hit series, while the judging panel will feature Ashley Banjo, skating legends Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean.
Though ITV have confirmed that John Barrowman will not return as a judge for the next series having joined in 2019, a replacement has yet to be announced.
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