Dancing on Ice unlikely star revealed as shock new favourite to win

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A DANCING on Ice unlikely star has been hotly tipped to win the show.

The hit ITV show launched last month with some of Britain’s biggest TV stars.

A surprise star could win the show after impressing co-stars with his moves
Darren Harriott and Tippy Packard could win the trophy after impressing co-stars on ‘Dancing On Ice’

A new contender to lift the Dancing on Ice trophy has emerged.

While Team GB star Nile Wilson dazzled the judges on Dancing on Ice with his fancy footwork, Darren Harriott and Tippy Packard could win the trophy after impressing co-stars on the show.

Skate pro Matt Evers, who is teamed up with EastEnders legend Patsy Palmer this year, revealed: “Darren Harriott has surprised us all. “

Speaking in his fabulous Best magazine column, Matt, spoke of the comic’s star quality saying: “I was worried, he was so nervous before his first routine, but he smashed it.”

Matt, who made history in the show’s first same-sex couple with H from Steps, also has his eye on another stand out skater.

He said: “Carley Stenson is another Kimberly Wyatt. She’s taken to the ice like a duck to water. We are going to see some amazing performances from her.”

Just weeks ago former TOWIE legend Joey Essex left his co-stars stunned by just how talented he is on the ice.

Joey, who has been led by stunning co-star Vanessa Bauer, is also a secret show underdog.

“Joey Essex has surprised me,” said Matt.

He added: “He’s already doing tricks we see half-way through the series.”

“Knowing him from TOWIE, I expected him to embody that cheeky chappy persona. But he doesn’t. He comes into work. He’s very cordial, ‘Good morning, how are you?’ and gets on with it.

And Joey and Vanessa’s routine was great.”

Meanwhile Ekin-Su sent Love Island fans wild with a cheeky reference to the show during Dancing On Ice.

There was a sneaky reference to one of her iconic villa moments during her debut routine on the ITV juggernaut.

Eagle-eyed Love Island devotees noticed the 28 year-old crawled across the ice as she performed with partner Brendyn Hatfield.

And fans couldn’t help but notice how it was a nod to her “iconic crawl” from her stint on the ITV2 show.

As viewers will remember, Ekin crawled across the balcony when she went to steal a secret kiss with fellow islander Jay Younger.

She performed the sneaky move at the time to stop Davide Sanclimenti, who she was coupled up with, from seeing her.

Of course, her secret was soon exposed and she and Davide had an explosive confrontation, where he branded her “an actress and a liar.”

Darren Harriott is a favourite to win
Nile has wowed the judges
Now it looks like Joey is in the mix to win thanks to his winning partnership with Vanessa Bauer

Skate legend Matt is on the show with EastEnders Patsy