With balance and poise guaranteed Beth Tweddle is the early favourite to win Dancing on Ice for Betfair customers
"With a bronze medal under her belt, Tweddle is the 3.613/5 favourite to follow up fellow Olympian Louis Smith's Strictly win with her own reality crown."
Olympic gymnast Beth Tweddle leads the betting on Betfair to win this year's Dancing On Ice as the 12 celebrities prepare to strap the skates on for Sunday's first live show. With a bronze medal under her belt, the 27-year-old is the 3.613/5 favourite to follow up fellow Olympian Louis Smith's Strictly win with her own reality crown.
Opposition comes in the usual form of soap stars and 'personalities'. EastEnders star Matt Lapinskas is the 4.57/2 second favourite for victory on the ice. Samia Ghadie, Corrie's Maria Connor, is a 6.86/1 chance to win, with 2005 X Factor victor Shayne Ward available at 7.06/1.
Ex-Baywatch babe Pamela Anderson is in the mix at 14.013/1, as are Olympic gold medallist Luke Campbell (18.017/1) and former Welsh rugby international Gareth Thomas at 15.5. TOWIE's Lauren Goodger can be backed at 34.033/1 to triumph.
The also-rans consist of oldies Keith Chegwin and Joe Pasquale, backable at 55.054/1 and 75.074/1 respectively, Anthea Turner (100.099/1) and one time Labour MP Oona King is the least fancied to win the contest with odds of 150-1.
Betfair's Alex Bake said: "At the Olympics Beth demonstrated incredible balance and poise to win her bronze medal and our punters think she can transfer those abilities on to the ice.
"But it's not always that straightforward. There are some strong sportsmen in this year's line-up, while Pamela Anderson, who's quite the dancer, could be the surprise package."