Joe & Jorgie first to exit Dancing On Ice

Published Sunday, 05 January 2014
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Comedian Joe Pasquale and actress Jorgie Porter have become the first celebrities to be voted out of the final series of Dancing On Ice, following a double elimination.

Joe & Jorgie first to exit Dancing On Ice
Jorgie Porter and Joe Pasquale are the first celebs to leave Dancing On Ice. (© Rex Features)

The pair were among the first seven celebrities to take to the ice on Sunday as part of the all-star line-up for the ninth series.

Hollyoaks star Jorgie came second during the 2010 season of the popular ice skating show and hopes were high that she would continue her success.

The actress was paired with professional skater Sylvain Longchambon, which caused friction off the ice as he had previously dated her best friend and co-star Jennifer Metcalfe, before leaving her for Coronation Street actress Samia Ghadie last year.

The tension between Jorgie and Sylvain was evident to the audience during Sunday's show, but the judges praised their performance, giving them a total of 29.5 points out of a possible 40.

Judge Karen Barber told the pair: "That was an absolutely brilliant performance. I think this partnership has the most potential."

But Jason Gardiner told them he wanted to see "more attack" in their next routine.

Unfortunately the public decided there would not be a next performance has they were immediately voted out of the competition.

Everything is completely fine.

Sylvain Longchambon about his partnership with Jorgie Porter

A devastated Jorgie was reduced to tears following the result and was unable to speak to hosts Phillip Schofield and Christine Bleakley.

Meanwhile comedian Joe Pasquale also left the competition on Sunday following a skate off with singer Bonnie Langford.

The popular funnyman, who was a hit with the audience during last year's competition, surprised the judges during his first performance, in which he earned 23.5 points after his "Mission Impossible" themed routine.

Robin Cousins told him: "You have such great energy when you are on the ice and I just love to watch you perform."

Ashley Roberts added: "You have a special little place in my heart."

Joe and his partner Robin Johnstone performed their much favoured 'Flash Gordon' routine in the skate off, but unfortunately all four judges felt Bonnie and her partner Andrea Lipanov deserved to remain in the competition.

"Don't be sad, I'll be back," Joe joked following the result.

Sunday's opening show kicked off with a special performance from skating legends Jane Torvil and Christopher Dean, along with this year's celebrity line-up.

Soap star Hayley Tamaddon, singer Gareth Gates, actor Ray Quinn, and former rugby player Kyran Bracken also skated for the judges for their place in the competition.

That was a spectacular and strong performance.

Robin Cousins to Kyran Bracken

Kyran's performance with partner Nina Ulanova caused a war of words between judges Jason and Karen, though the pair are known for their on-screen spats.

Jason told the sportsman - who was crowned the Dancing On Ice winner in 2007 - that it was evident it had been a while since he was the ice champion.

Karen completely disagreed with his judgment telling Kyran it was clear he had continued to skate since his time on the show, before telling Jason to "shut up".

"Oh, let her drone on," replied Jason.

The next set of celebrities will take to the ice next Sunday for their chance to show their skating skills to the judges.

They include former EastEnders star Todd Carty, singer Suzanne Shaw, actor Sam Attwater, Waterloo Road actress Zaraah Abrahams, footballer David Seaman, actor Gary Lucy and reigning champion Beth Tweddle.

Dancing On Ice returns to UTV on Sunday.

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