Dancing on Ice’s Graham Bell tips Rebekah Vardy for final after watching routine

Dancing on Ice star Graham Bell has lifted the lid on his celebrity competitors and who has the best chance of reaching the final of the ITV competition.

The 2021 series of the ice-skating show doesn't kick off until Sunday evening but Olympic skier Graham has already given his verdict on a few of his fellow classmates.

The contestants haven't been able to watch many of their rivals' routines ahead of the launch show due to Covid-19 restrictions, but the Ski Sunday presenter has managed to get a sneak peek at some stars in action.

Speaking to Daily Star, Graham explained: "I've seen Rebekah Vardy's routine. She's looking really good and strong. Potential finalist there I reckon.

"She's got a skating background and she's working really hard and she's got some incredible lifts.

"Colin Jackson is looking good and skating well. I'd say they are both contenders."

Graham and his professional ice-skating partner Yebin Mok have been faced with a major blow ahead of their debut on Sunday night.

The pair were meant to take to the ice for the first live show of the series but a freak accident in training saw Yebin suffer a stab wound from a skate blade that "exposed her tendons".

Dramatic pictures taken at the aftermath of Graham and Yebin's horror accident show the American professional skater carried away from the ice rink on a stretcher.

Former Olympian Graham, 55, was there to support his dance partner and held her hand as she was seen to by medics.

A spokesperson from ITV confirmed that Yebin received immediate medical attention and is now resting and healing.

The devastating news means that she has been forced to take some away from the ITV competition, and Graham will now dance with Karina Mantra.

Comedian Rufus Hound and his professional partner Robin Johnstone will take to the ice this weekend instead, and Graham and Karina will now dance next week.

Former EastEnders actor Joe Swash and partner Alex Murphy were crowned champions last year, with Diversity dancer Perri Kiely and Vanessa Bauer close behind in second place.

Dancing on Ice returns to ITV on Sunday January 17 at 6pm

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