Dancing On Ice Betting Update – Week Six

Jorgie Porter is now the odds-on favourite with the bookmakers to win Series Seven of Dancing on Ice.

The 24-year-old received a series-best score of 26.0 from the judging panel, three clear points from her nearest rival on the night, Chico.

Former favourite Matthew Wolfenden could muster only a score of 22.0 and despite clear skating ability, needs to improve if he is to beat Jorgie.

Rosemary Conley became the sixth contestant eliminated from the show after facing Chemmy Alcott in the bottom two skate-off.

The 65-year-old could only muster a judge’s score of 15.5, down on her 17.0 series best last week and positioned her as ninth out of 10 on the leader board. Chemmy finished seventh but lack of support in the public vote made her skate again.

All three judges voted to save Chemmy and send the oldest remaining contestant home.

Here is how the nine remaining contestants fair in the betting:

Jorgie Porter

Hollyoaks actress Jorgie has raced ahead in the betting and is now the clear favourite to win the show ahead of both Matthew and Chico.

Best Odds: 1.8 (Sky Bet)

Matthew Wolfenden

Emmerdale actor Matthew is now available at much longer odds than a couple of weeks ago. His score of 22.0 last night put him third for the show overall, behind both Jorgie and Chico and marginally ahead of Sebastien.

Best Odds: 4.0 (Betfred)

Chico

Reality television personality Chico is giving the show all he’s got and he finished week six with the second-highest judge’s score of the night. His score of 23.0 was his series best so far.

Best Odds: 7.5 (Paddy Power)

Sebastien Foucan

Freerunner Sebastien was awarded the fourth best score of the night and is fourth in the betting. He’ll be there of thereabouts come the end of the series but is unlikely to finish higher than fourth overall.

Best Odds: 11.0 (Sky Bet)

Jennifer Ellison

Actress and glamour model Jennifer suffered a blow to her head from her skate blade performing a “scorpian kick” but finished her routine and was awarded a series best score of 19.0. Miles behind the leading contenders and her odds reflect that.

Best Odds: 34.0 (Betfred)

Chemmy Alcott

Chemmy found herself in the bottom two for the first time this series despite three other skaters awarded lower judge’s scores overall. Support for her appears to be dwindling.

Best Odds: 34.0 (bet365)

Andy Whyment

Andy skated reasonably well last night but as usual does not display any great ability. He’s clinging onto his place in the show and could find himself in the bottom two skate-off next week.

Best Odds: 67.0 (Paddy Power)

Heidi Range

Singer Heidi received the lowest judge’s score of the evening – just 14.0. A slip on the ice cost her points and it is unlikely she will remain in the show much longer.

Best Odds: 81.0 (bet365)

Sam Nixon

After facing the bottom two skate-off last week, Sam performed much better last night and earned a respectable score of 19.5 – positioning him fifth out of the 10 remaining skaters. Still the bookmakers outsider to win.

Best Odds: 101.0 (Sky Bet)

Dancing On Ice Betting Update – Week Four

Corey Feldman became the fourth contestant to leave the show after losing in the skate-off to Charlene Tilton.

Hollywood actor Feldman was the rank outsider with the bookmakers to win the show and could not see off the challenge of Tilton, who was in the bottom two for the second week running.

Week four of the show saw a “duel” theme where the contestants were put together in pairs with other couples depending on last weeks leaderboard finish.

The judges would give one skating couple immunity while the others would need to rely on the public vote to keep them out of the bottom two.

Feldman was up against skier Chemmy Alcott while former Dallas actress Tilton received no votes from the judges who all voted in favour of Sugababe Heidi Range.

Here is how the 11 remaining contestants fair in the betting:

Matthew Wolfenden

Emmerdale actor Matthew can be backed at slightly better odds than last week, despite beating closest rival Jorgie in their duel. He received two out of the three judges votes to win immunity from the public vote.

Best Odds: 2.25 (Sky Bet)

Jorgie Porter

Hollyoaks actress Jorgie has seen her odds shorten slightly from last week and at present looks the only contestant likely to win the show ahead of Matthew.

Best Odds: 2.62 (bet365)

Chico

Reality television personality Chico is making a good fight of it and is now the strongest contender behind Matthew and Jorgie according to the bookies. He faced Sam in the duel and won votes from all three judges.

Best Odds: 9.0 (Ladbrokes)

Sebastien Foucan

The odds on freerunner Sebastien winning the show have drifted since last week, despite him winning all three judges votes after skating against Jennifer. He needs to improve next week if he is to challenge Chico for third place.

Best Odds: 15.0 (Coral)

Jennifer Ellison

The actress and glamour girl sees her odds drift each week. She failed to win a single judges vote after her duel against Sebastien and looks weaker in the competition as the weeks progress.

Best Odds: 23.0 (Coral)

Chemmy Alcott

Chemmy won all three of the judges votes but that means little considering she skated against the hopeless Corey. Like Jennifer, her odds drift as each week goes by.

Best Odds: 34.0 (Coral)

Sam Nixon

Television presenter Sam looks a decent enough skater but like last week, support for him in the betting market continues to dwindle. Failed to get a single judges vote following his duel with Chico which didn’t help.

Best Odds: 67.0 (Paddy Power)

Heidi Range

Singer Heidi continues to hang on in there but will be heartened after earning three out of three votes from the judges after duelling with bottom-two contestant Charlene.

Best Odds: 67.0 (bet365)

Andy Whyment

Like Heidi, Coronation Street actor Andy keeps his place in the show but not due to any great ability. He earned two out of three judges votes against bookmakers outsider Rosemary. Could be in the bottom two next week.

Best Odds: 67.0 (Ladbrokes)

Charlene Tilton

Actress Charlene is a survivor in this show and faced the skate-off for the second week running. She has seen off both Mark and Corey but if she comes up against anybody half-competent, her time will probably be up.

Best Odds: 151.0 (bet365)

Rosemary Conley

The rank outsider according to the bookmakers but appears to have some support from the voting public. The weight loss expert may well survive another week.

Best Odds: 201.0 (Sky Bet)

Dancing On Ice Betting Update – Week Three

Actors Matthew Wolfenden and Jorgie Porter are the duo to beat in the 2012 run of Dancing On Ice.

The third show of the series saw all 13 remaining contestants take to the ice and the judges could not separate either of the favourites. Both Matthew and Jorgie received overall judges scores of 21.5 – the highest on the night and of the series so far.

Emmerdale actor Matthew remains the bookmakers favourite at a best price of 2.2 (bet365) while Hollyoaks actress Jorgie can be backed at slightly longer odds of 2.75 (Ladbrokes).

Television presenter Mark Rhodes became the third contestant to leave the show after the judges voted to save former Dallas actress Charlene Tilton in the skate-off. Mark had struggled but did not receive the worst score of the night – that dubious honour went to Corey Feldman.

Here is how the other 10 contestant figure in the Dancing On Ice betting:

Chico

Reality television personality Chico has seen his odds shorten a little since last week after receiving a judges score of 18.0. At the moment, he looks top in the “best of the rest” betting behind Matthew and Jorgie.

Best Odds: 8.5 (bet365)

Sebastien Foucan

Freerunner Sebastien remains a strong contender and his odds have lengthened by a single point since last week. Like Chico, he also received a score of 18.0 from the judges.

Best Odds: 11.0 (Coral)

Jennifer Ellison

Former Brookside actress Jennifer performed with an injury last night and was visibly in pain. However, she was the third contestant to earn a score of 18.0 from the judges but her odds have drifted since last week.

Best Odds: 17.0 (bet365)

Chemmy Alcott

Professional skier Chemmy was a disappointment with a score of just 10.5 – on a par with the eliminated Mark Rhodes. She appears to be going backwards in terms of progress but is still middling in the betting odds, such is the lack of real quality from the rest of the contestants.

Best Odds: 26.0 (Coral)

Andy Whyment

Coronation Street actor Andy earned a respectable score of 14.0 but plenty of other contestant scored higher – including Charlene who needed to beat Mark in the skate-off to remain in the show. Bottom two material when Corrie fans get fed up of him.

Best Odds: 51.0 (Ladbrokes)

Sam Nixon

Sam is proving to be a decent enough skater, unlike his on-screen partner Mark, but he doesn’t appear to have much support in the betting. Should remain in the show for a few weeks yet.

Best Odds: 51.0 (Paddy Power)

Heidi Range

Singer Heidi gave a much better performance than in week one but she is still some way behind the stronger skaters in the competition. Like Sam, she should be safe for a few more weeks.

Best Odds: 51.0 (Bet Victor)

Charlene Tilton

Not the worst score of the night but has little support from the voting public. It would not be a shock if she finds herself in the skate-off yet again next week needing the judges votes to keep her in.

Best Odds: 126.0 (bet365)

Rosemary Conley

Slimming expert Rosemary appears to be on borrowed time. She received a judges score of 10.5 – the same as Chemmy and the eliminated Mark. Bottom two material – possibly in a skate-off against Charlene next week.

Best Odds: 151.0 (Paddy Power)

Corey Feldman

Hollywood actor Corey received the worst score of the night by some distance – squeezing an 8.0 from the judges. However, he appears to have some public support and could see off a few more contestants yet.

Best Odds: 201.0 (Paddy Power)

Matthew Wolfenden New Dancing On Ice Betting Favourite

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:

Jorgie Porter

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)

Chico

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)

Sebastien Foucan

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)

Jennifer Ellison

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)

Chemmy Alcott

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)

Andy Whyment

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)

Sam Nixon

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)

Heidi Range

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)

Charlene Tilton

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)

Corey Feldman

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)

Rosemary Conley

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)

Mark Rhodes

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)

Jorgie Porter The One To Beat In Dancing On Ice Betting

Hollyoaks actress Jorgie Porter is the bookmakers favourite to win the 2012 run of Dancing On Ice after the first show broadcast last night.

Only half the celebrity contestants skated last night with the other half taking to the ice for the first time next week. Jorgie scored the highest points from the panel of judges which cut her odds to 2.88 (Bet Victor) ahead of second favourite, Emmerdale actor Matthew Wolfenden who will make his debut on next Sunday’s show.

Blue Peter presenter Andy Akinwolere became the first contestant to be eliminated after losing the skate-off to Sugababe Heidi Range.

Here is how the rest of the contestants line up:

Matthew Wolfenden

Emmerdale actor Matthew has previous skating experience and was the early bookmakers favourite before Sunday’s opening show. A good debut performance next week will see his odds shorten.

Best Odds: 4.0 (Betfred)

Chemmy Alcott

Britain’s leading skier, Chemmy suffered a horrific crash during training on the eve of the World Cup downhill race in 2010 which left her with a leg broken in two places. She took to the ice for the first time since the accident and won plenty of praise from the judging panel.

Best Odds: 7.0 (Betfred)

Jennifer Ellison

Actress and lads mag favourite Jennifer will be keen to show offer her new figure after shedding a ton of weight when she steps onto the ice for the first time next week. This will do nothing to boost sales of her new fitness DVD. Oh no.

Best Odds: 7.0 (bet365)

Sebastien Foucan

Best known for creating “freerunning” (me neither), Sebastien will make his Dancing on Ice debut next week. He is bound to have plenty of stamina and heads the “best of the rest” odds.

Best Odds: 15.0 (Bet Victor)

Andy Whyment

Actor Whyment, best known for his portrayal of dopey “Kirk Sutherland” in Coronation Street looks like a fast improving skater and could do well in the competition. However, he is unlikely to win.

Best Odds: 29.0 (Sky Bet)

Heidi Range

Pop star Heidi found herself in the bottom two on the opening show which has seen her odds plummet. She needs to do a lot better during her next appearance if she is to stay in the competition.

Best Odds: 29.0 (Coral)

Chico

Former X Factor contestant Chico was announced as a last minute replacement for the injured Chesney Hawkes, a one-hit wonder from the 1980s. Cheesy Chico claims he will be “skating for Chesney” during his run in the show. Pass the sick bucket.

Best Odds: 29.0 (Betfred)

Sam Nixon

One half of forgettable television duo “Sam and Mark”, Nixon will skate for the first time next week. Hopefully he will give a better performance than his on-screen partner.

Best Odds: 41.0 (Bet Victor)

Charlene Tilton

New judge Katarina Witt joked that Tilton “at 150 years old looked so comfortable on the ice”. The former Dallas actress got a respectable score but has a lot to do to have any chance of winning.

Best Odds: 51.0 (bet365)

Rosemary Conley

Rosemary is the founder and president of Rosemary Conley Diet And Fitness Clubs, so no self-interest then in appearing on a primetime television show when the nation is trying to shift their post-Christmas flab. An outside bet.

Best Odds: 67.0 (Paddy Power)

Corey Feldman

Best known for his movie appearances during the 1980s, including Gremlins, The Goonies, Stand By Me and The Lost Boys. The token “former big movie star” entry into the competition (see also Michael Masden in Celebrity Big Brother).

Best Odds: 67.0 (Coral)

Laila Morse

Famous in the UK for playing “Big Mo” in Eastenders and is the sister of Hollywood A-Lister Gary Oldman. You just know she’s going to be terrible on the ice and her odds reflect this sentiment.

Best Odds: 101.0 (bet365)

Mark Rhodes

The other half of TV pair “Sam and Mark”. Gave a terrible performance on Sunday night and the voting public must have a sense of humour to keep him in ahead of the eliminated Andy Akinwolere. Rank outsider and bottom-two fodder.

Best Odds: 101.0 (Betfred)