The Let's Dance for Sport Relief runners and riders

Patrick Monahan
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It's sometimes easy to forget that Comic Relief and its we-don't-entirely-understand-it younger sibling Sport Relief are actually very funny, given that it gets mashed up in the collective national memory with the godawful skits that get apologetically turned in for Children in Need.

 
But funny it is, and Let's Dance for Comic/Sport Relief has already brought us such classics as Russell Kane finally putting that face he always pulls to good use as Beyonce, Noel Fielding out-amazing himself as Kate Bush, and the see-it-once-and-never-sleep-again image of Robert Webb in a leotard.
 
So what can we expect from this year's contestants?
 
Angelos Epithemiou and Ulrika Jonsson
Having been tending a loving romance at Shooting Stars and now as BBC comedy refugees (read: give it ten minutes and they'll have their own series at Sky) the not-exactly-shy Angelos and Ulrika seem likely to do well. Having said that, we spoke to Angelos at a 'thing' last month where he was in character and to be honest it was bloody hard work. Good luck, Gethin Jones and Alex Jones.
Odds: 4/1
 
Ava Vidal
Ava Vidal is basically Mica Paris. Anyone know what Mica Paris looks like when she dances?
Odds: 20/1
 
Terry Alderton
Terry's been giving some rather lovely interviews while on tour of late about how he's been changing his routine which are worth a read. Would suggest he brings together his finest TV work -  London's Burning and National Lottery Red Alert, co-presented by Lulu – and do Relight My Fire. Actually, is there a dance for that? We keep forgetting this isn't karaoke. 
Odds: 15/1 
 
Arabella Weir
We were sad to see at the Fast Show return (yes, we're banging on about that again) in autumn that Arabella Weir's bits weren't really laughed at as hard as they should have been, given that they were funny. Actually, we used to keep Weir in the box marked 'uppity Guardian reader comedians who have that slightly unlikeable thing that Meera Syal has going on' but have been gradually chipped down on the not-unreasonable basis that she is funny and seems quite nice really. Still, it's surely going to be some sort of bum-related song, at a guess. Cheeky Girls? 
Odds: 10/1
 
Tony Blackburn and David Hamilton
Something for the Daily Mail to write headlines about how Old People Show The Young How It's Done if by some miracle they win.
Odds: 30/1
 
Watson and Oliver
The BBC's campaign to make sure you think that Watson and Oliver are the new French and Saunders starts here. Still, the Two Ladies Dancing Together shtick has plenty to go for – Beyonce and Shakira seems a sold choice, although if they do I'd Rather Jack by the Reynolds Girls then we'll donate £100 to Sport Relief and take the time to work out what it is actually going to do. 
Odds: 16/1
 
Scott Mills and Jesus Christ Alive It's Olly Murs
Unnecessary. Dance will be something young, presumably. Anyone know what the young people are listening to these days? We apparently got stuck somewhere around Stock Aitken and Waterman.
Odds: 20/1
 
Omid Djalili
What LDFCR needs is exhibitionists and Djalili can sure manage that when he wants to. Presumably something active so we can laugh at the fact he's a bit fat. Lady Gaga, young people like that and it's all energetic.
Odds:6/1
 
Patrick Monahan
We were going to say lovely nice Patrick Monahan will presumably be doing something nice off the Radio 2 playlist, but have you seen it these days? It's all Jessie J, Olly Murs and Lana Del Rey. This isn't what my nan signed up for. 
Odds: 25/1
 
Rowland Rivron
LOOK EVERYONE ROWLAND RIVRON IS STILL ALIVE. He used to drum for Transvision Vamp, you know. Him doing Wendy James would be something if this was 1989 but it isn't so we'll probably have to put up with Jessie J or something.
Odds: 25/1
 
Eddie 'the Eagle' Edwards
Token comedy sport bit, which will presumably be as funny as Gethin Jones and Alex Jones. 
Odds: 25/1
 
Amy Childs and Herry Derbridge
The Only Way Is Essex 'stars'. Basically the one act that the BBC let ITV join in with. Meh.
Odds: 20/1
GOOD LUCK EVERYONE.
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Angelos Epithemiou
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Ulrika Jonsson
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Ava Vidal
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Terry Alderton
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Arabella Weir
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Rowland Rivron
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Watson and Oliver
Person(s): 
Omid Djalili
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Patrick Monahan
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