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Tuesday 22nd October 2019

Dancing On Ice: Bookies reveal early favourites to win

The runners and riders

The new series of Dancing On Ice is still a few months away, but already new odds have been issued.

With 12 new contestants now confirmed, the serious business of rating their chances has begun.

And at the top of the odds board are two names closely locked together.

Perri is rated as favourite (Credit: ITV)

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Betting site OddsMonkey has issued the odds for all 12 contestants.

And it's no surprise to find that Diversity's Perry Kiely is at the top of the list, as a 9/4 favourite.

An OddsMonkey spokesperson said: "Diversity star Perri Kiely is a professional dancer and it seems he has taken well to the ice as he has been made short-price favourite to take the win."

Maura is one of the favourites (Credit: ITV)

Diversity star Perri Kiely is a professional dancer and it seems he has taken well to the ice.

Closely behind Perri is Love Island's Maura Higgins, who's rated at 11/4.

The spokesperson said: "Maura Higgins has also been attracting interest, along with TV presenter Joe Swash."

Former I'm A Celeb and EastEnders star Joe is currently third in the betting at 6/1.

Michael Barrymore is near the bottom of the board (Credit: ITV)

At the bottom, Corrie's Lisa George and Trish Goddard sit at 50/1, while high-profile signing, Michael Barrymore, is at 40/1.

The spokesperson said: "Michael Barrymore is arguably the biggest name to sign up for the series, but he is not expected to last too long and is rated as one of the outsiders at 40/1."

Elsewhere, Ian 'H' Watkins is 8/1, Paralympian Libby Clegg is 10/1, magician Ben Hanlin and model Caprice are 12/1, ITV newsreader Lucrezia Millarini is 16/1, and former footballer Kevin Kilbane is 33/1.

The new contestants were photographed for the first time (Credit: ITV)

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Ater model Caprice was announced as the 12th and final star to join the line-up, the stars have put on their skates and taken to the ice for the first time.

Posing for a group photograph with Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean ahead of their training session, the 12 celebrities beamed.

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