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Bookies predict next to go as Dancing On Ice reaches semi-final

They were wrong last week - will they get it right this time?

The semi-final of Dancing On Ice is taking place this weekend, and though four celebrities remain, only three will be able to make it through to the final.

Who will wow on the rink, impressing judges Jayne Torvill, Christopher Dean, Jason Gardiner and Ashley Banjo enough to secure a place in the grand finale of the competition?

Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby on DOI
DOI hosts Phil and Holly (Credit: ITV Hub)

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According to Oddschecker, Westlife singer Brian McFadden is the most likely to leave the show next, at odds of 8/11.

He was the favourite to go last week too, although he and partner Alex Murphy managed to wrestle a big enough score from the judges and the public vote to stay in the competition and skate another day.

Brian McFadden (Credit: ITV Hub)
Bookies thought Brian would go last week (Credit: ITV Hub)

Instead, Pussycat Doll Melody Thornton was given the boot alongside pro partner Alexander Demetriou.

Her elimination follows a string of rather nasty injuries, including a fall in January that saw her go flying backwards to land on her face during training.

Similarly, last month Melody took to Instagram to share a snap of her bruised and swollen chin after falling during rehearsals.

Melody Thornton suffers DOI injury
Melody suffered a string of injuries (Credit: @melodythornton Instagram)

The next most likely to go in out in the semi-final is Finnish pop star Saara Aalto, followed by Strictly Come Dancing professional James Jordan, with odds of 6/4 and 33/1 respectively.

Love Island star Wes Nelson is the bookies’ firm favourite to win, with odds of 4/9.

He and skating professional Vanessa Bauer have continued to impress across this year’s series.

That includes their stirring performance in the quarter final, which they pulled off despite having to change their routine at the last minute.

Wes Nelson and Vanessa Bauer
Wes and Venessa look set to win DOI this year (Credit: ITV Hub)

The pair were trying to master the notoriously difficult Detroiter lift during rehearsals, but Wes lost his footing and they landed hard on the ice.

Although they managed to avoid serious injury, the controversial duo decided to drop the lift from their routine to avoid a similar mishap during the live show.

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Wes might be the bookies’ favourite but James Jordan is coming in at a close second, with odds of 11/4.

The next most likely to win, according to the experts, is Brian McFadden, on odds of 16/1. And they’re offering 25/1 on Saara Alto’s chances to win DOI.


As we’ve already seen, the bookies’ predictions are not always accurate. Fans will no doubt be clinging to their seats, as the places in the final are decided.

DOI is on ITV Sunday, March 3 at 6pm.

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