Strictly’s James Jordan tipped to replace John Barrowman on DOI after axing

James Jordan has been backed by the bookies to replace John Barrowman and become a judge on Dancing On Ice next year.

The former Strictly star won the eleventh series of the ice-rink dancing show back in 2019, when he was partnered with professional figure skater Alexandra Schauman.

Now, James has been tipped as the favourite by Ladbrokes to replace Barrowman on the judging panel – following the former judge's exit from the ITV show.

The betting bosses have James Jordan as their early favourite to take over from Barrowman with 4/1 odds to his name, hailing him as their winning candidate as he has the "perfect mix of skill, experience, humour and honesty".

Jessica O'Reilly from Ladbrokes said: "James has the perfect mix of skill, experience, humour and honesty – all of which have propelled him to the top of the betting to become a Dancing on Ice judge."

Closely behind James, the betting company have listed Celebrity Juice star Keith Lemon (9/2) and Brookside actor Ray Quinn (5/1).

This Morning host Alison Hammond is also in the mix, as well as Maya Jama (11/2) and Emma Bunton (61/1).

Further down the list is West End legend Hannah Waddingham at 7/1, while 8/1 and 10/1 has been awarded to former DOI victors Hayley Tammadon and Beth Tweddle.

John Barrowman, 54, was a regular on Dancing On Ice for two years, but he's now set to host a brand new primetime show called All Star Musicals.

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An ITV spokesperson told Daily Star: "We thank John Barrowman for two brilliant years on the Dancing On Ice panel and are pleased to be working with him again as host of the forthcoming All Star Musicals specials."

A spokesman for John also commented on this and said: "John is thrilled to be returning to work for ITV as host on the new All Star Musicals."

Barrowman, who came third place in 2018's I'm A Celebrity, faced accusations that he had exposed himself on the sets of other television shows.

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Earlier this year, Torchwood star John went into therapy.

The actor said: "They were different times, which is why I wouldn’t do now what I did then. I’ve acknowledged that by the way my behaviour has changed.

"I’ve always believed that the reason I was put on this planet was to bring joy to people, make them laugh. How I do that has evolved over the years."

He added: "I’m still using humour, just in a different way than might have been the case ten or 20 years ago."

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