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Dancing On Ice 2022: Stef Reid becomes the SEVENTH celebrity eliminated

It was the end of the road for Steph Reid as she became the seventh celebrity eliminated from Dancing On Ice on Sunday.

The Paralympic athlete, 37 and her skating partner Andy Buchanan were sent home after they landed in the dance off opposite Kye Whyte and Tippy Packard.

The couple were praised by all the judges, with Jayne Torvill noting that they probably would have made it to the end of other series.

Grateful: Following her elimination, Steph said: 'I've loved every moment.  It's not something that I ever thought I'd be able to do'

Sent home: It was the end of the road for Steph Reid as she became the seventh celebrity eliminated from Dancing On Ice on Sunday

Following her elimination, Steph said: ‘I’ve loved every moment. It’s not something that I ever thought I’d be able to do.’

Giving Andy a hug, she added: ‘I can’t thank you enough.’

It was Torvill and Dean week for the contestants who all performed routines inspired by Jayne and Christopher Dean.

Three celebrity couples received top marks in Sunday’s episode with co-host Phillip Schofield hailing it as one of the best show’s in the programme’s history.

Bottom two: The Paralympic athlete and her skating partner Andy Buchanan were sent home after they landed in the dance off opposite Kye Whyte and Tippy Packard

Bottom two: The Paralympic athlete and her skating partner Andy Buchanan were sent home after they landed in the dance off opposite Kye Whyte and Tippy Packard

Impressive: The couple were praised by all the judges, with Jayne Torvill noting that they probably would have made it to the end of other series

Impressive: The couple were praised by all the judges, with Jayne Torvill noting that they probably would have made it to the end of other series

Brendan Cole and Vanessa Baur were the first couple on the ice this week and received a score of 40/40 for the second week in a row.

They also pulled off a flawless headbanger move and received universal praise from the judges.

Jayne said: ‘I just loved the moments you took from the original routine. Everything flowed beautifully together and then we end up with a headbanger, perfect.’

Next up was Kye and Tippy who performed a 1950s diner-inspired routine and received their highest score of the competition so far with 37/40.

Wow: Brendan Cole and Vanessa Baur were the first couple on the ice this week and received a score of 40/40 for the second week in a row

Wow: Brendan Cole and Vanessa Baur were the first couple on the ice this week and received a score of 40/40 for the second week in a row

Praise: They also pulled off a flawless headbanger move and received universal praise from the judges

Praise: They also pulled off a flawless headbanger move and received universal praise from the judges

Headbanger: Next up was Kye and Tippy who performed a 1950s diner-inspired routine and received their highest score of the competition so far with 37/40

Headbanger: Next up was Kye and Tippy who performed a 1950s diner-inspired routine and received their highest score of the competition so far with 37/40

Judge Oti Mabuse told the pair: 'It feels like you're completely out of your shell.  I was so proud of you'

Judge Oti Mabuse told the pair: ‘It feels like you’re completely out of your shell. I was so proud of you’

Judge Oti Mabuse told the pair: ‘It feels like you’re completely out of your shell. I was so proud of you.’

Back from last week’s injury which saw him get cut with a skating blade, Connor Ball turned out a successful performance with his partner Alexandra Schauman.

The Vamps musician revealed he received 19 stitches in his leg after the injury, which he thinks is a Dancing On Ice record.

Skating a comedy routine, Connor received a score of 35/40 with Chris saying: ‘Comedy on the ice is one of the hardest things to pull off and I think you really achieved that tonight.’

Fighting form: Back from last week's injury which saw him get cut with a skating blade, Connor Ball turned out a successful performance with his partner Alexandra Schauman

Ouch: The Vamps musician revealed he received 19 stitches in his leg after the injury, which he thinks is a Dancing On Ice record

Fighting form: Back from last week’s injury which saw him get cut with a skating blade, Connor Ball turned out a successful performance with his partner Alexandra Schauman

Stef and Andy were next on the ice where they performed a routine from Mack and Mable.

The pair received their highest score of the series with 36.5/40 and were praised by the judges, although Jayne said: ‘The clarity of the footwork wasn’t there for me because it was too fast.’

Next up was Kimberly Wyatt and Mark Hanretty who turned out a stellar performance and received a top score of 40/40.

The pair performed an upside down inverted split for their Glitz at The Ritz dance, the first time the move has ever been performed on the show.

Judge Ashley Banjo told the pair: ‘Choreographically, one of my favorite routines that we’ve ever had on the show. Amazing.’

Regan Gascoigne and Karina Manta were the final couple to take to the ice with a circus themed PT Barnum routine.

The pair received the third top score of 40/40 for the night and their performance was so good that it made Jayne emotional.

During the judges’ critiques, she teared up as she said: ‘Everything came together, the performance… I’m getting emotional now.’

Chris added: ‘If I could give you 11, I would’ve given you 11. It was so good. You were front and center tonight, well done.’

Presenter Holly Willoughby looked sensational as she took to the ice alongside Phillip.

The TV presenter, 41, put on a dazzling display as she donned an embellished bustier gown for the show.

The stunning couture piece featured a plunging front while the bottom of the dress was decorated in a dazzling floral display.

She wore her tresses in soft waves with a side parting while neatly styling it behind her ear and sported a radiant palette of makeup.

Dazzling: Presenter Holly Willoughby looked sensational as she took to the ice alongside Phillip Schofield

Dazzling: Presenter Holly Willoughby looked sensational as she took to the ice alongside Phillip Schofield

It comes after Jayne and Chris recently said they are ‘bored’ of the narrative that Dancing On Ice is fixed.

Viewers have been complaining that some of the contestants on this year’s skating competition have an unfair advantage due to their extensive dance training, including Brendan Cole who was a professional on Strictly.

But judges Jayne and Chris claimed ballroom dancer and 2019 winner James Jordan’s skating skills were ‘very weak’ at the start of the show.

Asked about the accusations, Jayne told The Sun: ‘We’re used to it, aren’t we, Chris really?’

Fix?  Jayne and Christopher have said they are 'bored' of the narrative that Dancing On Ice is fixed (pictured at the 1984 Winter Olympics)

Fix? Jayne and Christopher have said they are ‘bored’ of the narrative that Dancing On Ice is fixed (pictured at the 1984 Winter Olympics)

They added that they were ‘bored’ of the narrative and Chris said: ‘We’re just judging what we see. But the majority of the time, it’s the viewers at home that are voting to keep people in.’

The Olympic legends then pointed to 2019 contest James with Jayne saying: ‘James Jordan, we were very excited that he was doing it.

‘But his actual skating skills at the beginning were really very weak, very poor, and it was only the fact that he went away and worked really hard that moved him on.’

It comes after Bez broke his silence on the fix row overshadowing the ITV show to say that contestants with dance experience do have an advantage.

Happy Mondays star Bez, 57, – who left the competition two weeks ago after being in the skate-off against Sally Dynevor – said that being a dancer will make your skating ‘really graceful and beautiful’.

Professional: Judges Jayne and Chris claimed ballroom dancer and 2019 winner James Jordan's (pictured) skating skills were 'very weak' at the start of the show

Professional: Judges Jayne and Chris claimed ballroom dancer and 2019 winner James Jordan’s (pictured) skating skills were ‘very weak’ at the start of the show

He told The Sun: ‘For everybody, we’re all in the same boat. Everyone has to learn how to skate and that is such a hard skill to learn.

‘You’ve got to give everyone credit for it. To do it on ice, it’s such a difficult skill.

‘Being a dancer will make your skating appear really graceful and beautiful.

‘But they’ve all started off in the same boat and they all have the work and I think it’s not fair to criticize people because they have got dance skills.’

Bez also told the publication that he knew he would be eliminated when he ended up in the dance off, saying he ‘wasn’t surprised’ by the decision and that he had been ‘expecting it from day one’.

Having his say: Bez broke his silence on the fix row overshadowing the ITV show to say that contestants with dance experience do have an advantage

Having his say: Bez broke his silence on the fix row overshadowing the ITV show to say that contestants with dance experience do have an advantage

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