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Who wins Dancing on Ice 2021?

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Who are the ones to watch in Dancing on Ice 2021?

ITV have confirmed the celebrity skaters who will be gracing the ice when the series returns in 2021. But who are the ones to watch?

The favourites

Dancing on Ice has never been a predictable show, the ice seems to act as an equaliser. But there have been some contestants who, with hindsight, were destined to win. Ballroom dancer James Jordan triumphed in 2019, showing that prowess under a glitter ball can make the transition to the ice. While six years earlier, before the show’s four-year break from our screens, gymnast Beth Tweddle benefited from the strength and balance of her sport to win the show.

There isn’t such an obvious favourite this year, but Denise Van Outen is a strong contender. A former singer and dancer she has a head-start on the choreography. She was also the runner-up in the 2012 series of Strictly Come Dancing, so she has what it takes in this type of competition.

The actors

Actors and actresses over the years, especially soap stars, always seem to do well. Of the eleven normal series so far, six have been won by current or former soap stars (with a similar proportion in runners-up spots). Whether this is because Britain’s favourite evening dramas boast multi-talented casts or the Dancing on Ice audience are all soap fans is a matter for debate. However, if history repeats itself then expect Joe-Warren Plant from Emmerdale and Faye Brooks from Coronation Street to go far.

The entertainment

Reality show judges tend to take the competition seriously and Dancing on Ice is no exception, but for most people, it’s about the entertainment.

The obvious candidate for laughs this year is Rufus Hound, the sole comedian in the line-up. His skating prowess remains to be seen but given his CV we can expect that creativity and comedy will feature heavily in his performances.

The outsider

Colin Jackson hasn’t attracted a lot of attention as a contestant but there are plenty of reasons to expect him to do well.

As a successful athlete he’s used to winning and will have no problem with a demanding training regime. He also has a track record when it comes shows like this, like Denise Van Outen, he’s a Strictly runner-up. He’s definitely one to keep an eye on as the series unfolds.

The upsets

Finally, what you can’t predict are the upsets on the way. The live shows do not start until January 2021 so there are still over two months of training before the celebrities and professionals compete. And there’s a lot that can happen in that time: ice skating is not without its risks.

In 2011 Chesney Hawkes broke his leg during training, but he is not the one and only celebrity to suffer for the show. Cricketer Monty Panesar was bowled out of the 2018 show after an injury in rehearsal and last year Michael Barrymore wasn’t awright after he broke his wrist. In total nine celebrities have had to pull out of the show following injuries. Will the 2021 series bring a tenth?

Whatever happens, and whoever triumphs, we can expect plenty of grace and glamour as the series unfolds.