Todd Carty leaves Dancing On Ice

Published Sunday, 19 January 2014
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Todd Carty has become the latest celebrity to be voted out of Dancing On Ice.

Todd Carty leaves Dancing On Ice
Todd Carty says goodbye to Dancing On Ice. (© Rex Features)

The former EastEnders actor lost his place in the competition after the judges chose to save Waterloo Road actress Zarrah Abrahams following the skate-off.

Earlier in the programme Todd decided to prove to the judges that he was a good skater who could stand on his own two feet by performing a completely solo routine, while his professional partner Alexandra Schauman sat in a boat and watched.

Unfortunately while he was commended for his bravery in taking to the ice without the support of his partner, the judges felt he didn't show enough skill and only awarded him 12 points out of a possible 40.

Referring to the boat themed performance, Jason Gardiner said: "Where is Jaws when you need him?

"The main thing that annoyed me about that performance was that I couldn't change the channel."

Karen Barber added: "You put your heart and soul into it, but it wasn't enough."

Finding himself in the skate-off, Todd chose to re-create the infamous routine he performed on the show in 2009, where he lost control and skated into the ice tunnel only to return at the end of the performance.

However this time the pair put a little twist on the classic as Todd was seen pushing his partner Alexandra down the tunnel in the same fashion.

After both Todd and Zarrah had skated Jason told them: "Zarrah your performance was pure poetry in motion."

Todd it is great that you visited, but now it is time to go.

Karen Barber

"Todd, your performance looked like a derailed locomotion."

Before he took his lap of honour around the ice, Todd told hosts Phillip Schofield and Christine Bleakley he was very glad to be invited back for the final series of Dancing On Ice.

He added: "I have been so welcomed by everyone, despite my somewhat bumpy skating career."

Meanwhile actor and singer Ray Quinn once again found himself at the top of the leader board, after he and partner Maria Fillipov performed an energetic routine to Robin Thicke's summer hit Blurred Lines.

Earning 35.5 points, judge Ashley Roberts told them: "That was extra spicy!"

Jason added: "Tonight you have proved that you are not going to get complacent in this competition. It was fast, it was furious and there is a great chemistry with this partnership."

Also winning high praise from the judges was actress Suzanne Shaw, who performed a more up-tempo routine with partner Matt Evers compared to last week.

Ashley said: "That was a really strong performance, despite the fact that there was a lot going on."

However Robin Cousins felt their routine did have "moments of hesitation" which affected their overall score of 31 points.

That performance was full of commitment, power and intensity.

Jason Gardiner to Suzanne Shaw

"Last week you had time to think, you didn't have that this week and it showed," he said.

Sam Attwater breathed a sigh of relief after he, and real-life fiancée Vicky Ogden, made it through to the next stage of the competition.

The pair was in last week's skate-off, but the judges praised their recent performance, describing it as "more focused".

Singer Gareth Gates still has to work to win over the ice panel as once again the judges did not warm to his routine.

After performing with partner Brianne Delcourt to Fun's We Are Young, Jason told him: "If that performance was a conversation, it would be monotone."

"It was forgettable and you are playing it safe. It only ever stays at one level."

Last year's Dancing On Ice champion Beth Tweddle had a better week and may have won over Jason who described her routine as "beautiful".

Also performing during Sunday night's showcase was singer Bonnie Langford, former rugby player Kyran Bracken and actress Hayley Tamaddon.

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

© UTV News
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