Published Sunday, 26 January 2014
Ray and Maria perform for the judges. (© Rex Features)
The actor and his professional partner, Maria Filippov, performed a sexy Flamenco routine for the show's dance week and earned 40 points out of 40 for their efforts.
The ice panel, Robin Cousins, Karen Barber, Ashley Roberts and Jason Gardiner were so impressed with the routine they were on their feet for a standing ovation.
"That was an absolutely sublime performance," Jason told them.
"Everything we needed to see was in that routine. Absolutely amazing."
"What he said, times two," joked Ashley.
Robin continued: "You are the celebrity in this partnership, not the skater. Yet you perform at the exact same level as your partner."
Ray is the favourite to become the champion of champions during the final series of Dancing On Ice, as he continues to be placed at the top of the leaderboard every week.
Next week he will go head-to-head with a fellow contestant in a duel for the judges vote.
Dancing On Ice returns to UTV on Sunday from 6.15pm.
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