Sitting at the top of the Dancing on Ice leaderboard with an impressive 35 points, Sonny Jay is the one to watch!
The radio DJ managed to impress the judges in Week Five, after he and his professional skating partner Angela Egan took on the love story of Popeye and Olive Oyl for the show’s Love Week.
He’ll be hoping to keep his spot on the leaderboard when he returns to the rink this weekend following the show’s week break.
Sonny and partner Angela have some strong competition though from some of the other contestants in the Dancing on Ice 2021 line-up, particularly Colin Jackson and Rebekah Vardy, who came joint second last week.
So, does he have what it takes?
Here’s everything you need to know about the DJ as all the contestants get ready to dance again.
Who is Dancing on Ice contestant Sonny Jay?
Before launching his DJ career, Sonny was a member of the group Loveable Rogues, who reached the finals of the sixth series of Britain’s Got Talent in 2012. He presented Phoenix FM from 2015 to 2017 before moving to Capital FM, where he presents presenting Capital Breakfast alongside Roman Kemp and Vick Hope, and now Sian Welby.
What has Sonny Jay scored so far?
Week Two: 6.5, 7, 6.5, 6.5 (26.5)
Week Three: 7, 7, 7, 7 (28)
Week Four: 6.5, 7.5, 8, 7.5 (29.5)
Week Five: 8.5, 8.5, 9, 9 (35)
Sonny was pleased with his score for his first solo skate as he scored 26.5/40 which put him in a comfortable place on the leaderboard – second to be precise.
The following week, he finished in joint fourth place with Amy Tinkler after scoring 28 points during musical week and he managed to top that with a score of 29.5 in Week Four, although that was only enough to finish in fifth place on the leaderboard.
He managed to pull it right out the bag in Week Five, skating right to the top of the leaderboard with a remarkable 35 points.
What has Sonny Jay said about joining Dancing on Ice?
Sonny confirmed the news on the Capital Radio Breakfast Show which he hosts alongside Roman and Sian, saying: “I’m going to be doing Dancing on Ice! I’m so excited, I don’t know how I kept it a secret.”
He added: “I don’t want to fall over, not in front of the nation. I don’t want to be a meme the next day!”
Alongside his promo picture which he reposted on Instagram, Sonny said: “I’ll be happy to leave this competition knowing that I can skate backwards with a beer in my hand. Anything else is a bonus!”
Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby once again return to present the show and the expert panel of Torvill and Dean, John Barrowman and Ashley Banjo will all resume their roles as judges.