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‘Headbanging’ Wes Nelson odds-on favourite to win Dancing On Ice

Wes Nelson (credit:ITV/Dancing On Ice)

Here is one headline Wes Nelson will be pleased to see right now – ‘Bookies make Wes odds-on favourite to win Dancing On Ice’.

The former Love Island star’s personal life has been splashed across newspapers, magazines and websites in recent weeks, with accusations that he is hiding a “secret romance” with skating partner Vanessa Bauer after splitting with girlfriend Megan Barton-Hanson, but that did not distract him when it came to matters on the ice last weekend.

Wes became the first male celebrity to attempt the dreaded ‘headbanger’ move this series as he stormed to the top of the leaderboard this past weekend, and his performance, which received a score of 34 out of 40, earned rave reviews from the judges.

“That’s what I call reaching for the stars,” said the normally hard-to-please Jason Gardiner. “You two are such a wonderful partnership. To pull off a headbanger, fill credit to you.”

But will this “wonderful partnership” result in Dancing On Ice glory for Wes?

Professional partner Vanessa skated off with the title when she won this series with Jake Quickenden last year, and the bookmakers believe should could be set to make it two-for-two since Dancing On Ice returned to television by skating to glory with Wes this time around.

The ex-Love Island star is now 10/11 to win the show at Ladbrokes – making him the first odds-on favourite of the series – while former favourite James Jordan remains unmoved as the 7/4 second favourite.

Former Pussycat Doll Melody Thornton has drifted out to 8/1 following last weekend’s broadcast, while heading in the other direction is former Eurovision and X Factor contestant Saara Aalto, who has been shortened from 16/1 to 12s over the course of the past couple of days.

Meanwhile, in the Elimination betting, Ryan Sidebottom is once again the favourite to go.

The former cricketer avoided exiting the show last weekend, but at 4/7 to be the fifth celebrity to leave the series the bookmakers clearly feel his time on the ice is up.

Gemma Collins, who continues to split the public, is the 4/1 second favourite to be the fifth elimination from Dancing On Ice this year, with Brian McFadden and Jane Danson, at 6s, the only other celebrities shorter than 20/1 in this market.

Latest Ladbrokes Odds

Dancing On Ice Winner: 10/11 Wes Nelson, 7/4 James Jordan, 8/1 Melody Thornton, 12/1 Saara Alto, 16/1 Jane Danson, 20/1 Brian McFadden, 25/1 Gemma Collins, 100/1 Ryan Sidebottom.

Fifth Elimination: 4/7 Ryan Sidebottom, 4/1 Gemma Collins, 6/1 Jane Danson, 6/1 Brian McFadden, 20/1 Saara Aalto, 25/1 Melody Thornton, 50/1 James Jordan, 66/1 Wes Nelson.

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