The new series of Dancing On Ice officially starts in January 2020, although there will be a Christmas Special in 2019.
Last year a few people posted on the thread including @Glory1 so we will see how we go this year.
The main news is Jason Gardiner has left the show and John Barrowman will replace him. So no more nasty comments (shame)
The contestants are....
Maura Higgins (from Love Island)
Joe Swash (ex Eastenders now TV Presenter)
H From Steps. He will make history as the first contestant to dance with a same sex partner.
(Not sure how that will work but let's wait and see)....
Perri Kiely (Dancer from Diversity) Let's see how Ashley Banjo marks him!!)
Lisa George (Who plays Beth Tinker in Coronation Street)
Libby Clegg (Registered Blind Paralympian)
Trisha Goddard (Talk show host/TV Presenter)
Lucrezia Millarini (ITV news presenter)
Kevin Kilbane (Former Footballer and TV Pundit)
Ben Hanlin. Magician (best known for TV show Tricked)
Caprice Bourret (Model, Actress Blah blah blah )
And that's it. I've counted and there seems to be more contestants this year?
It will be presented as usual by Phil and Holly.
Looking forward to it.
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Thank you @Cleoriff
I shall be voting for Perri
He has been the best skater all along and thoroughly deserves to win DOI
Doesn't that defeat the object? Surely you should be voting for who skates best on the night, otherwise you're as bad as the judges voting for their favourite based on other factors?
I will be voting for Perri, simply because he is head and shoulders above the other two contestants in terms of ice dance. Had Ben been in the final we would have seen more of a competition.
In fact in all my years of watching DOI, I have never seen such a poor bunch of finalists (with the exception of Perri)
Libby can not skate alone and is unable to do many of the steps out of hold as other females who have been eliminated. She has been kept in due to the judges love of her being amazing and inspirational as she is semi blind. Sorry but I can only judge on her skating ability. She did a headbanger last week (which looks dangerous but if you have a good skating professional partner is 'quite easy') Looked good till the end when she dropped to the floor like a sack of spuds!! The judges overlooked that part!!
Joe is a jack the lad and loved by a lot of people. He has come on in leaps and bounds. However, he is wobbly on the ice at times and when you get to the final...no-one should be wobbling!
So Perri it is for me, not only because he's my favourite. He is the best skater by a country mile.
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As I said a while ago, in my opinion, Ben was the dark horse of the competition. Due to the judges, he is no longer in the competition.
I do not rate Libby as being in the same class as Joe or Perri and will base my choice tonight on the lads` skating. Although it could be, and has been, argued that Perri has been consistently good throughout, I don`t think the final will be as clear cut as first imagined.
That`s my thought and have no problem with being proved wrong on the night - and am looking forward to it.
Another one not voting for skills on the night!! Kinda makes the complaints about the judges null and void in my eyes..
What on earth do you mean by that @Anonymous ? More importantly, have you ever watched DOI?
Unless Libby or Joe are sprinkled with magic dust on Sunday, and Perri break a leg, they have no chance. If Perri came out in carpet slippers, he will still be better than his opponents.
He has always been top of the leader board every week. they have NEVER scored as high as Perri.
So sadly you are way off track with this one. Perri is the better skater and will be the best skater tomorrow night, barring accident or injury.
Bookies odds ....
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