Is this the bloodiest series of Dancing on Ice yet?
What will this series of Dancing on Ice be remembered for? The closely-fought battle between Matthew and Jorgie for the top spot? Corey Feldman’s rat’s tail hairstyle? Or will we all remember DOI:7 as the one with the unusually high body count?
Even before the series began both Keith Chegwin and Chesney Hawkes were injured and had to drop out of the competition.
Throughout the series, we’ve seen dislocated fingers, torn shoulder muscles and groin strains. And, just two weeks ago, ex-Brookie actress Jennifer Ellison whacked the top of her head with her own skate performing a “scorpion kick”.
This week saw the most terrifying injury yet. Practising a tricky lift during the dress rehearsal, Hollyoaks’ Jorgie Porter smashed her skate into the forehead of skating partner Matt Evers, giving him a nasty cut and sending him on an unplanned trip to A&E for stitches.
Undeterred (and sporting a carefully camouflaged plaster between his eyes), Matt bravely joined Jorgie to give a storming performance on the night to Evanescence hit “Bring Me to Life”. His determination paid off, and helped win Jorgie the number one position on the leaderboard.
Jorgie’s closest rival, Emmerdale’s Matthew Wolfenden, came second with a fast-paced routine to Queen’s “Don’t Stop Me Now”, while Chico came third with his interpretation of Billy Idol anthem “Mony Mony”.
The weaker skaters were starting to look worried, as their relatively safe scores in the middle of the results table became perilous positions at the bottom of the board. After the shock exit of title contender Sébastien Foucan last week, none of the stars was taking anything for granted.
Particularly hoping to keep out of the Skate Off were British ski champion Chemmy Alcott (she’d been there two weeks in a row) and Corrie star Andy Whyment (he’d got the lowest scores from the judges). And, as is so often the case, the Great British Public decided to back the underdogs and save them both.
Instead, Chico along with kids’ TV presenter Sam Nixon were invited to reprise their routines. Both gave their all in the Skate Off, presenting the judges a difficult task. But in the end, Chico stepped up his game to win the judges’ praise and help him pass on to next week.
As the remaining contestants push themselves harder to remain in the competition, let’s hope there aren’t more injuries lurking around the corner…
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