Pre-show favourite Matthew Wolfenden soared back to top of the Dancing On Ice betting after receiving a judges score of 21.5 – the highest of the series so far.
The Emmerdale actor has seen his odds ease to a best priced 2.25 (Ladbrokes) after being available as high as 4.0 last week before he took to the ice.
However, last night’s show wasn’t all good news for soap actors. Laila Morse, best known for her portrayal of “Big Mo” in Eastenders was voted off the show after the judges opted to save Corey Feldman in the skate-off.
Here is how the rest of the contestants line up:
Last week’s favourite slips to second in the betting. The Hollyoaks actress is a good skater but has it all to do if she is going to beat Matthew.
Best Odds: 3.75 (Betfred)
A big surprise. The cheesy reality television star was as big as 29.0 last week but proved what a good skater he is last night. A latecomer to the show, he hasn’t had anywhere near as much practice as the other contestants and is set to improve.
Best Odds: 10.0 (Coral)
Another who has seen his odds shorten is “freerunner” Sebastien. He earned a judge’s score of 17.5 and is another strong contender in the competition.
Best Odds: 10.0 (Bet Victor)
Actress and pin-up Jennifer saw her odds lengthen from last week after she skated for the first time. A score of 15.5 is a respectable start, but she is already playing catch-up to the likes of Matthew and Jorgie.
Best Odds: 12.0 (Ladbrokes)
Another whose odds have lengthened. Skier Chemmy is a decent skater but she will have to up her performance when she skates again next week.
Best Odds: 13.0 (Paddy Power)
Coronation Street actor Andy is the beginning of a huge gap in the betting odds. Effectively there are two groups of skaters – those with a realistic chance of winning and those holding out for a spot on the show for as long as possible. Andy should be safe enough for another couple of weeks at least.
Best Odds: 34.0 (Betfred)
Interestingly, television presenter Sam earned the same judge’s score as Jennifer Ellison, yet his odds on winning are huge in comparison. There could be a little value in backing him because if he improves, he could become a dark horse to win the competition.
Best Odds: 34.0 (Boylesports)
After just one session on the ice, Sugababe Heidi is classed as one of the no-hopers available to back at three digits. May survive another couple of weeks but already just making up the numbers.
Best Odds: 101.0 (Betfred)
Despite a decent performance last week, Dallas veteran Charlene has not been given much hope of winning by the bookmakers.
Best Odds: 101.0 (Paddy Power)
Found himself in the bottom two last night after just one performance. He wasn’t as terrible as his training montage’s suggested but he’s not going to last long on the show.
Best Odds: 101.0 (Sky Bet)
An outside bet last week before skating and after taking to the ice entrepreneur Rosemary is an even longer shot to win the competition. Bottom two material next week.
Best Odds: 101.0 (bet365)
The rank outsider to win, television presenter Mark can barely stand on the ice. He may make it beyond next week purely for comedy value but he is already on borrowed time.
Best Odds: 126.0 (Bet Victor)