Dancing On Ice 2013: Matt Lapinskas ignoring favourite tag

Matt Lapinskas and Brianne (Dancing On Ice 2013)

Dancing On Ice 2013 favourite Matt Lapinskas isn't letting the pressure of beingtipped to win getting to him.

The ex Eastender has topped the leaderboard repeatedly and on Sunday night once again set the highest score of the series so far.

Bookies now tip him to win the final in two weeks' time, with one punter even betting a huge £5k that the soap star will top the votes against his competition.

And competitive Matt is keen to make triumuph over his rivals, saying: "I rang my dad and said he shouldn't have done that. ha ha!

"Fingers crossed I can go all the way, not only for myself but for that guy who bet £5,000 - maybe he'll give me some!"

But as well as impressing the public, Matt needs to win over the judges. With nines from all of the panel already there's not much to do, and it seems Matt reckons a bit of praise could help him get a ten this weekend.

He gushed about the panel: " Jason's a great judge. He speaks his mind, he's a perfectionist.

"Obviously, Karen and Robin are there for expertise on the ice and Ashley's there for the pizzaz, and how you attack it - like the Pusystcat dolls did."

Matt added on Ashley: "She's brilliant. I was in make up with her and I got to hold her hair exnteions - I was brushing them out!

"And she brings her dog with her. She's proper LA!"

Browse pictures from the rehearsals this week below...

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