Skating partner: Brianne Delcourt
Bookies odds at start of series: 4/1
Likely finishing position in series: 2nd
Number of times fell over on first day: A few times. I now find I fall over trying to do the lifts.
Best known for playing Anthony Moon in Eastenders, actor Matt Lapinskas describes himself as a “cheeky chappy” with a secret passion for dancing. Matt is part Canadian so there’s an immediate link to Canadian International skating partner, Brianne Delcourt. The bookies see him as one of the ones to watch and barring mishaps he has a good chance of getting to the final.