Published Sunday, 10 March 2013
Beth Tweddle is crowned ice queen after an "electric" bolero (© ITV)
The bronze medallist took the trophy after beating competition favourite, ex-Eastenders actor, Matt Lapinskas on Sunday night.
After being crowned ice queen, Beth said she was "speechless" - describing her victory as "amazing".
She and partner Dan Whiston were awarded a 36.5 out of a possible 40 from the judging panel for their first Showcase routine of the evening which was performed to 'Car Wash' by Rose Royce.
Judge Karen Barber told Beth: "That was an amazing performance and a great way to start the show tonight."
Fellow ice panellist Robin Cousins said the routine was "incredibly entertaining."
The pair went on to skate their favourite routine of the series to Emile Sande's hit song 'Clown.'
It was after fellow Olympic medallist Luke Campbell was eliminated from the competition in third place that Beth and Dan and Matt and Brianne Delcourt took to the ice to perform their own versions of the famous Bolero.
The iconic routine was first performed nearly 30 years ago by ice skating legends Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean.
Robin described Beth's rendition as "electric", while former Pussycat Doll Ashley Roberts said: "That was sexy. That was sultry. There was attack. There was softness."
However the judges were visibly surprised by Sunday night's result, which was decided by the public, as Matt had been the clear frontrunner throughout the competition.
His first two performances were awarded the first full marks of the series, with Jason Gardiner telling him: "You are the reason I love the final. You've got the whole package and you bring it and you smashed it!"
Jason then told him after his version of the Bolero: "For me, you are my champion."
The show also saw the return of contestants from the series, including Hollywood star Pamela Anderson who was voted off in week one.
Meanwhile actress Samia Ghadie confirmed that while she didn't make it to the final, she found love with partner Sylvain Longchambon.
When asked by presenter Christine Bleakley if she was allowed to say love was in the air, the Coronation Street star replied: "Yeah, we're allowed to say that."
Notably missing among the returning celebrities was former The Only Way Is Essex star Lauren Goodyear, who was voted off in week two.
Before the show she tweeted: "Sorry guys I've been in physio I'm injured I'm here with the atmosphere but can't skate! Wrap party after loved every minute of DOI 2013 xx."