The Dancing On Ice 2014 line up has been confirmed this morning, with 14 celebrities set to return to the ice.
It’s an all star line up which matches up with the rumours we’ve all seen, with a few little changes.
Starting with the winners, a name not linked to the show until today’s announcement is rugby hunk Kyran Bracken, who won the 2007 series.
X Factor’s Ray Quinn, who topped the leaderboard every week in 2006, joins him, together with former champs like soap star Hayley Tammadon, actor Sam Attwater and Hear’Say singer Suzanne Shaw. They’ll all be competing against the reigning winner, gymnast Beth Tweddle, who topped the public vote back in March.
Finalists from past series joining them include Hollyoaks’ Jorgie Porter, Pop Idol’s Gareth Gates, Waterloo Road’s Zaraah Abrahams and The Bill’s Gary Lucy.
There are also first series star Bonnie Langford and former England goalie David Seaman, who finished third in 2006.
Finally, completing this year’s Dancing On Ice all stars line up are ‘characters’ of the ice, Todd Carty and Joe Pasquale.
Bookies have already made Ray the one to beat, with bookies making the 2009 winner the 7/4 favourite to win over the viewers and judges once more.
Jorgie Porter, Hayley Tamaddon, Sam Atwater share odds of 5/1 or there’s 8/1 of offer that Suzanne Shaw or Beth Tweddle are crowned Queen of the Ice.
It remains to be seen whether Joe Pasquale (250/1) and Todd Carty’s (500/1) skills in the the rink have improved but the firm are willing to take the risk by making them the rank outsiders to win next year.
Jessica Bridge of Ladbrokes said: “As far as we’re concerned Ray’s got the X Factor to be crowned Dancing On Ice’s champion of champions.”
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Dancing On Ice 2014 starts in January on ITV.
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