Sam Attwater is the 5/2 favourite in the Dancing On Ice betting odds to win the sixth series of the TV show and attempt to become the third male winner of the programme.
To date, women lead the battle of the sexes 3-2, but former EastEnders actor Attwater seemingly represents the best chance of evening up the results.
Laura Hamilton is also among the leading fancies in the Dancing On Ice betting at 3/1 and the Nickelodeon presenter is one of eight acts who will perform on the programme’s first launch show.
Show mentor Christopher Dean has already praised Hamilton’s attack-minded attitude and eagerness to build up speed on the ice, which this lack of fear adding to her chances of success.
Kerry Katona is another injury victim set to line-up on the first of the two launch shows as she cracked two ribs in rehearsals.
However, she will be hoping to win over the public with professional partner Dan Whiston and is 12/1 to win Dancing On Ice.
Katona also a good track record on television shows after claiming victory on I’m A Celebrity … Get Me Out Of Here in 2004.
Other female contestants set to dazzle in skimpy outfits include former Hollyoaks star Jennifer Metcalfe, who is 6/1 to triumph and 16/1 shot Elen Rivas, who has recently been confirmed as dating Peter Andre.
Jeff Brazier will be one of the male contestants on the first launch show looking to be one of six to make it to the actual competition stage and is 10/1 to win the programme.
Ex England cricketer Dominic Cork is the rank outsider in the betting market at 40/1, but he may follow in the footsteps of fellow fast bowler Darren Gough who triumphed on Strictly Come Dancing in 2005.
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