3 Rules for Betting on Dancing on Ice
This entry was posted on Thursday, January 3rd, 2013
8 Years and Counting Folks.
1. Olympic fever can be contagious
As Louis Smith proved on Strictly just a few short weeks ago, the public right now will eat up anything Olympic related. Put Wenlock in a glitzy outfit, and he would probably waltz this competition. Even Clare Balding might stand a chance in sequins.
London 2012 are represented in this one by bronze-medal winning gymnast Beth Tweddle, and gold-medal lifting boxer Luke Campbell. Tweddle will obviously be fantastic on ice, her skills swinging around bars for the past decade making her compellingly agile and energetic. Campbell one suspects less so.
The gymnast (3.6) is favourite for all the above reasons, but the public do like their Olympians ever so humble – in the Mo Farah or Louis Smith mould. Tweddle is a more calculating lass, so may not fit in with what the public lap up – so it is a lay from us on that one. And the boxer (17) just won’t be good enough. After all, there aren’t many transferable skills between ice-skating and punching people.
2. Check the partners
Former TOWIE shop-owner Lauren Goodger (34) probably shouldn’t be ruled out as an each-way choice. She is partnered by Michael Zenezini, who steered another harridan, Chloe Madeley, to third place a couple of years ago.
3. Sports-people never do well
Gareth Thomas (15.5), will parade his gay hard-man shtick until we all get tired of it. Kyran Bracken may have won Series 2, but sports-people have struggled since.