Take the two with previous to skate off with the Dancing on Ice prize

Series 13 of Dancing on Ice will hit ITV’s screens on January 17th.  On 20 September 2020 Myleene Klass was announced as the first celebrity to be participating in the series and the full line-up is now public.  She has been joined by 11 fellow C-list celebrities which includes 80’s Neighbours star Jason Donovan, WAG Rebekah Vardy who is no stranger to reality TV having taken part in I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here, and presenter Denise Van Outen.

It’s time to place your bets on an ITV favourite 

The latest outright prices provided by Boylesports are as follows:

Dancing On Ice Winner

  • 3/1      Jason Donovan
  • 4/1      Faye Brookes
  • 11/2     Colin Jackson
  • 6/1      Joe-Warren Plant
  • 7/1      Billie Shepherd
  • 8/1      Denise Van Outen
  • 9/1      Graham Bell
  • 10/1    Myleene Klass
  • 16/1    Sonny Jay
  • 25/1    Rebekah Vardy
  • 40/1    Lady Leshurr
  • 50/1    Rufus Hound

However we think you should delve even deeper into the realms of ‘are they really a celebrity’ when trying to identify the likely winner of this competition. Unconvinced Donovan, who is now into his 50s, can dance not alone skate and certain the so-called ‘Wagatha Christie’ High Court case will cost Vardy votes, it is the little known Graham Bell that we like.

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Ding-dong Bell is a winter sportsman 

Bell may well be 54 but the former skier who took part in five Winter Olympic Games is hyper fit. Vitally the big clue is ‘winter’ and you can be sure the former ‘Jump’ presenter has spent plenty of time on an ice rink down the years. Of the others Denise Van Outen has explained how she is struggling with her Dancing On Ice training and falls over every time she’s on the ice. Van Outen admitted, on talk show Lorraine, that she’s not as graceful as the other contestants and finds it hard to stay on two feet on the ice.

No newcomer to snow and ice, Graham Bell 

She told presenter Andi Peters, who was standing in for host Lorraine Kelly: “I’m just so scared. If I’d have done this show 10 to 15 years ago, I’d have had so much confidence, but the older you get, the more aware you are that if you have an injury it takes you twice as long to recover and I’m just petrified all the time.” If she is to be believed, the actress, singer and presenter is one to keep well clear of.

Elsewhere skating legend Christopher Dean reminded Good Morning Britain viewers that athlete Colin Jackson has tried his hand at ice skating in the past and made an appearance in a one-off Olympic ski special back in 2012. In a competition where much of the early calculations involve guesswork this is a helpful pointer and Boylesports’ 11/2 about the hurdler could come under some pressure even before the show starts.