Dancing on Ice final: who should win?
ITV could have saved itself a whole lot of bother – and me hours of viewing – if it had taken the top three performers in round one of Dancing on Ice and put them straight into the final.
Yes, unsurprisingly Chico, Jorgie Porter and Matthew Wolfenden have made it through to this Sunday’s final.
OK, so we wouldn’t have cried with laughter at Hollywood child actor Corey Feldman’s unique combination of self-delusion and lamentable hairstyling. Or witnessed free runner Sébastien Foucan break down in tears after completely forgetting his routine.
Or seen Scouser Jennifer Ellison dig her own skate into the top of her head in one of the many accidents of the series.
And, arguably, it wouldn’t have made much of a TV show. Well – if you DID skip the last 11 episodes (and consequently are saying “Jorgie who?”) but you want to tune into Sunday’s final, here’s my run down on what to look out for in the finalists.
Strengths:despite her diminutive size and tender age, Jorgie has topped the leaderboard more times than any other contestant this series with her graceful, sexy routines. Having a huge following on Twitter has also helped to get the public to save her the danger zone so far – but will it be enough in the final?
Greatest moment: Jorgie’s got a clear adventurous streak: she was the first female celebrity ever to perform a “headbanger” the way the professionals do – starting and landing on one foot.
Our prediction: Jorgie was accused of being “boring” by judge Louie Spence only two weeks ago. With that criticism still ringing in her ears, Jorgie will deliver an action-packed routine that pushes her quest for danger to the limit.
Occupation: Er, performs in talent shows like this one
Strengths: Chico’s got some muscles – a fact not easy to overlook when he seems desperate to strip to the waist whenever he can. That said, it’s helped him perform near-perfect lifts with his partner Jodeyne Higgins like he’s picking up a feather pillow.
Greatest moment: Clawing his way back from two Skate Offs to make the final.
Our prediction: Chico is living proof that life begins at 40. But he’s a bit like Marmite… (you know the rest). So he’s going to need to really wow in the final show to topple both the king and queen of the ice rink. His routine is bound to show off his power, stuffed full of energetic lifts and jumps.
Occupation: Emmerdale actor
Strengths: Matthew was once a gymnast and dancer, helping him be an all-round entertainer.
Greatest moment: Matthew’s crowning achievement must be scoring 28.5 out of 30 in the latest Ultimate Skills Challenge to win his automatic place to the final.
Our prediction: Matthew is the one to beat, delivering consistently breath-taking routines week in week out. But with Chico snapping at his heels and Jorgie’s fan base to contend with, we’re thinking he’ll aim to pull off something death-defying in his final performance. Dancing on Ice with Man-Eating Polar Bears, perhaps?
Tune into the Dancing on Ice Final at 6.50pm, Sunday, ITV1.
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