Bonnie in Dancing On Ice exit

Published Sunday, 02 February 2014
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Bonnie Langford has been voted out of Dancing On Ice after losing a duel with Gareth Gates and being put up for the public vote.

Bonnie in Dancing On Ice exit
Bonnie Langford and partner Andrei Lipanov leave Dancing On Ice. (© Rex Features)

This week the remaining celebrities went head-to-head in a battle to be saved from elimination, with the loser of each duel put at the mercy of the viewers.

Bonnie and Gareth performed with their professional skating partners in front of the Dancing On Ice judges, both hoping to be picked as the victor.

Despite Jason Gardiner describing Gareth's performance as "rough around the edges" he chose the singer as the winner.

Karen Barber and Robin Cousins agreed, but Ashley Roberts felt Bonnie gave the better performance, saying she had a lot of "character" in the routine.

After losing the duel, Bonnie skated once again in a rocking performance which Robin described as her best yet.

"You're a little firecracker," added Ashley. "That performance was simply amazing."

Jason said: "After that routine you are a rock chick."

That was quite simply glorious.

Robin Cousins to Bonnie Langford

"After the public vote, Bonnie was placed in the skate-off with actor Sam Attwater and the judges felt he was the stronger skater on the night.

Speaking to hosts Phillip Schofield and Christine Bleakley, Bonnie said: "I'm alive! I've done this twice now and I am alive.

"For me, coming back to the show was a celebration not a competition and I have had an amazing time.

"And I don't think I did a bad job for somebody my age."

During the main showcase actor Ray Quinn was pitted against Suzanne Shaw for the duel, which the judges described as "magical".

"That was amazing," said Ashley. "You both brought so much fire to that routine."

Ray was saved from the public vote by the judges, meaning Suzanne had to skate again.

You both gave everything in that performance.

Karen Barber to Ray and Suzanne

She was joined by last year's Dancing On Ice champion Beth Tweddle who lost the ice duel to Coronation Street actress Hayley Tamaddon.

While Karen praised both celebrities for challenging each other during the battle, Jason felt Hayley brought more to the routine.

The ice panel decided unanimously that Hayley should be saved.

Meanwhile it was a split vote when it came to Sam and Kyran Bracken, but in the end it was head judge Robin's decision to save the former rugby player.

"That was just simply powerful," he said.

The remaining seven celebrities will return to the ice next week to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Jayne Torvil and Christopher Dean's Bolero performance during the 1984 Winter Olympics.

Dancing On Ice returns to UTV on Sunday from 6.15pm.

© UTV News
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