Nile Wilson will soon compete to be crowned Dancing On Ice champion as he takes to the rink for the last time with partner Olivia Smart.
The duo takes on Joey Essex with partner Vanessa Bauer, while The Vivienne teams up with Colin Grafton.
Former gymnast Nile, 27, won a bronze medal in the men’s horizontal bar at the 2016 Summer Olympics, while Sheffield-born Olivia skated for Spain at the Beijing Games.
Nile previously revealed that he was inundated with support from Dancing On Ice fans after discussing his mental health and addiction issues on the show.
He explained how he sank into a deep depression when he was forced to retire after an injury.
He then required neck surgery in February 2019 and continued his resulting depression by partying, drinking and gambling.
Big night: Nile Wilson will soon compete to be crowned Dancing On Ice champion as he takes to the rink for the last time with partner Olivia Smart
Sportsman: Former gymnast Nile, 27, won a bronze medal in the men’s horizontal bar at the 2016 Summer Olympics
Beach babe: Meanwhile, Sheffield native Olivia skated for Spain in the Beijing Games
While he may no longer compete professionally, he continues to train at the gym and share updates on his social media.
He is usually shirtless as he works up a sweat at the snaps and his large olympic ring back tattoo is often visible.
Who is Nile Wilson’s Girlfriend?
Nile also keeps fans updated on his love life, sharing romantic snaps with girlfriend Hermione, who he’s believed to have been dating since late last year.
He has previously dated fitness enthusiast and vlogger Gabrielle Paige and Cirque Du Soleil star Emily McCarthy.
Meanwhile, Olivia, 25, placed eighth at the Winter Olympics alongside professional partner Adrián Díaz.
After years of competing together, Adrian retired from skating in May, while Spain’s Olivia later teamed up with German skater Tim Dieck.
While it’s unclear if the gorgeous Olivia has a partner, she regularly surprises her social media followers with stylish snaps as she travels the world.
Sunday’s show starts at 6:30pm and runs for an hour and a half on Sunday, March 12. During the live finale, judges Jayne Torvill, Christopher Dean, Ashley Banjo and Oti Mabuse return to the panel to cast their votes once again.
Sportsman: Nile explained how he sank into a deep depression when he was forced to retire after an injury – on the far right of the photo with gold medalist Fabian Hambuechen (C) of Germany, silver medalist Danell Leyva (R)
Strength: While he may no longer compete professionally, he continues to train at the gym and share updates on his social media
Date night: Nile also keeps fans updated on his love life, sharing romantic snaps with girlfriend Hermione, who is believed to have been dating since late last year (pictured together)
Nile Wilson – 1/4 odds
Leading the pack, Nile is the online bookmaker’s favorite to win this year’s competition by a margin of 80% probability.
After scoring a perfect 10 from every judge and earning a full 40/40 score for his performance last week, the Olympian has delivered some jaw-dropping routines throughout the series.
According to Betvictor, Nile’s chance of winning is 1/4, placing him in first place for a win.
Sharing with two-time Scottish champion skater Daniel King, “Nile certainly seems to be the favorite for the judges.
‘Although all three performances of the finalists are of a comparable level. There are not many points between 38, 39 and 40. So I think it will all depend on the public mood.’
The three finalists are all set to pull off a bolero routine, with Nile sharing this week, “We have some exciting things in store this week. It’s a huge production.
Skater: Meanwhile, Olivia placed eighth at the Winter Olympics alongside professional partner Adrián Díaz (pictured)
Nomad: While it’s unclear if the gorgeous Olivia has a partner, she regularly surprises her social media followers with stylish snaps as she travels the world
Competition: Her social media is full of her participation in competitions
Since Joey, Nile and The Vivienne remain the final three celebrities, who is expected to win this series?
The Vivienne – 5/1 odds
Despite a nasty fall during the solo skate challenge in the semifinals of the show, The Vivienne is predicted to take second place.
Trailing miles behind the expected winner, this prediction is still a huge glimmer of hope for the drag queen, who was previously predicted third.
At odds of 5/1 on March 8, this is a last-minute move for the RuPaul’s Drag Race star, who previously trailed Joey Essex.
This means there’s a 16.7% chance it’s The Vivienne holding the trophy.
Prior to performing during an appearance on Good Morning Britain this week, the star shared: ‘The bolero is something that changed history. I might pay tribute to Jayne with my costume.
Who will win Dancing On Ice 2023? Joey Essex, The Vivienne and Nile are set to do battle on this week’s finale
Winner? Olympian Nile could be on his way to a landslide victory as the odds appear to be in his favor
“We want to pay tribute to Chris and Jayne. The pressure is on when you skate it for the people who made it.”
Joey Essex – 7/1 odds
Joey has been bumped from the number 2 spot after previously being the outright second favorite to win.
Now at 7/1 odds, the former TOWIE star follows up on a still-impressive predicted third place – a 12.5% chance of winning according to BetVictor.
The TV personality has already revealed what fans can expect from him during the finale, sharing this week that he and Vanessa will be crediting some of Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean’s moves during their bolero.
By winning gold in the 1984 Winter Olympics with the routine, the professional dancers gave Joey and his partner some inspiration.
Joey admitted that the last training session was hardcore, saying, “I feel like I’m training for the Olympics. I didn’t do anything, I didn’t go out, I’m committed to this match.’