Fourteen past contestants return to the ice this year for a final all-star run.
The X Factor star received almost a quarter of all votes in our first popularity poll of the series ahead of its launch this evening.
Soap star Hayley Tammadon was a somewhat distant runner up with 17% of the vote, while Pop Idol's Gareth Gates is in third despite never winning the show when he last appeared.
At the other end of the voting and soap actor Todd Carty, Waterloo Road's Zaraah Abrahams and comic Joe Pasquale are all struggling for votes, although it's ex-footballer David Seaman who is currently bottom of the poll.
With the bookies and Ray is also the favourite, although Hayley is the most popular bet with punters to date at 3/1, or it's an 10/1 shot that Beth makes it back-to-back Bolero titles. Sam (7/1) is currently chalked up as the third favourite followed next by Kyran at 8/1.
Jessica Bridge of Ladbrokes said: "Ray's got the X Factor and we're convinced he's going to be crowned as the ultimate DOI champion."
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Dancing On Ice airs on Sunday nights on ITV.