Dancing On Ice

 Following the success of British ice-skaters such as Torvill and Dean, Robin Cousins and John Curry, who all won Winter Olympics Gold Medals, in 2006 ITV introduced ‘Dancing On Ice’ The show was presented by Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby, long before they started working together on ‘This Morning.’

The series followed the familiar pattern of celebrities being taught a new discipline. Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean were in charge of training the celebrities who were paired up with professional ice-skaters. They would then perform a routine each week which would then be scrutinised by a panel of judges. A public vote would be held with the two lowest scoring celebrities taking part in a skate-off with the judges having the final say on who they wanted to stay for another week.

As with other series of this nature, the judges became celebrities in their own rights, especially the outspoken Jason Gardiner, who often had to apologize for his comments. Other judges included Robin Cousins who was the head judge, Karen Barber, Nicky Slater, Katarina Witt, Michael Ball, Ruthie Henshall and Emma Bunton.

The series became famous not just for the talented winners but those who proved to be disasters on the ice. Series 4 saw Todd Carty hit the headlines after a series of appalling performances including one in which he skated off the ice and disappeared from view. Series 8 saw lots of publicity about Baywatch star Pamela Anderson appearing but she only lasted one week. More fun came during the series with few being able to forget the performance of ‘Flash’ by Joe Pasquale.

The show ran until 2014 with Christine Bleakley taking over from Holly Willoughby from 2012 to 2014. The final series was an All-Stars special with previous champions competing.

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Dancing On Ice 2018 – Latest News

This year it was announced that the show would be returning in early 2018 with Phillip and Holly back as hosts and this time Torvill and Dean joining the judging panel. The series will be filmed in a new purpose-built studio having previously been filmed at Elstree Studios. It’s believed that this season the professional dancers will train their celebrities and choreograph their routines as is the case with ‘Strictly Come Dancing.’

Confirmed contestants for the new series are:

  • Alex Beresford - TV Weather man
  • Antony Cotton -  Coronation Street Actor
  • Brooke Vincent - Another Coronation Street Actor
  • Candice Brown -  Former Winner of the Great British Bake-Off
  • Cheryl Baker -  Singer with 'The Fizz' a spin-off from Bucks Fizz, long story.
  • Donna Air -  Was in Byker Grove as a child and later a TV presenter.
  • Jake Quickenden - Former X-Factor and I'm a Celebrity contestant
  • Kem Cetinay - Won Love Island in 2017
  • Lemar - Former Fame Academy contestant and has string of hits since then.
  • Max Evans - Rugby Union player
  • Peri Shakes-Drayton - Olympic athlete
  • Stephanie Waring - Hollyoaks Actor

The judges will be Torvill and Dean, Ashley Banjo from Diversity and the acid-tongued Jason Gardiner.


First Elimination - Candice Brown

Second Elimination - Stephanie Waring

Third Elimination - Perri Shakes-Drayton

Fourth Elimination - Cheryl Baker

Fifth Elimination -  Lemar

Sixth Elimination - Antony Cotton

Seventh Elimination - Donna Air

Eighth Elimination - Alex Beresford

Ninth Elimination - Kem Cetinay


Jake  Wins Title Despite Suffering Injury

Reality TV veteran Jake Quickenden finally won one when clinching the Dancing On Ice title on March 11. Despite suffering a thumb injury, the former X-Factor and I'm a Celebrity contestant came out on top in the three dancer final. First to be eliminated was Max Evans even after outscoring Brooke Vincent and having an average of more than five points than the Coronation Street star who relied on viewers votes to get as far as she did.


Betting on Dancing On Ice

There will be markets available on this show for the overall winner and who will be eliminated next. It’s also highly likely that there will be odds available on the top male and top female. Other possible markets include who will be the bottom two after the public vote.  

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Placing your Dancing On Ice bets will be an easy task. Make your selection and when placing your bet there will be the option of using your free bet token. Select this option, click confirm and then watch the show and hope your selection will be a winner and don’t forget to vote for them too to improve their chances of winning.

Previous Dancing On Ice Winners

  • 2014 - Ray Quinn with dancing partner Maria Flippov
  • 2013 - Beth Tweddle with dancing partner Daniel Whiston
  • 2012 - Matthew Wolfenden with dancing partner Nina Ulanova
  • 2011- Sam Attwater with dancing partner Brianna Delcourt
  • 2010 - Hayley Tamaddon with dancing partner Daniel Whiston
  • 2009 - Ray Quinn with dancing partner Maria Flippov
  • 2008 - Suzanne Shaw with dancing partner Matt Evers
  • 2007 - Kyran Bracken with dancing partner Melanie Lamber
  • 2006 - Gaynor Faye with dancing partner Daniel Whiston

Daniel Whiston has won the series three times and four of the winners – Faye, Shaw, Tamaddon and Wolfenden have appeared in Emmerdale. Soap opera actors and actresses have performed well with a total of seven wins.

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