Dancing On Ice 2022: Liberty Poole is the FOURTH celebrity to be eliminated
Liberty Poole has become the fourth celebrity to be sent home from Dancing On Ice 2022 after taking a nasty tumble during her evening’s routine.
The Love Island star and her professional partner Joe faced off against Kye and and Tippy in Sunday’s skate off, however three out of the show’s four judges voted to send the latter through to week six.
After watching both pairs perform, Ashley Banjo said: ‘That was tough. It was really close, I’m gonna go with the performance I enjoyed slightly more, and that was Kye and Tippy.’
Elimination: Liberty Poole has become the fourth celebrity to be sent home from Dancing On Ice 2022
Oti Mabuse, however, put her vote behind Liberty, saying: ‘I want for both of you to do well. I’m going to go with the performance I believe was stronger, and that’s Liberty and Joe.’
Jayne Torvill said: ‘It’s so close at this stage of the competition, but the performance I enjoyed the most is Kye and Tippy.’
Headed judge Christopher Dean added: ‘Tonight I went with power and passion, and that’s Kye and Tippy.’
After learning her fate, Liberty gushed to hosts Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield: ‘Even though we had that fall tonight, I’ve enjoyed every second and I want to thank everyone behind the scenes and my mum for being in the audience every week. She is my rock.’
Oh no! Liberty took a tumble during her routine on Sunday’s Dancing On Ice, which was inspired by rollercoasters – one of her favourite things in life
Liberty took a tumble during her routine on Sunday’s Dancing On Ice, which was inspired by rollercoasters – one of her favourite things in life.
Whizzing around the rink with her professional partner Joe Johnson during her week five performance, a lift went wrong, resulting with both hitting the ice.
However the Love Island star still earned a score of 28, her highest of the competition so far.
Christopher told Liberty of her routine: ‘The speed over the ice was great.’ However he noted Liberty needs to work on her expressions while skating, saying: ‘Even when you went down you had that same face that you started with.’
Oti added: ‘For me, it’s the performance. Work on this.’
Ashley said: ‘Your step sequence surprised me. I didn’t know you were capable of that.’ You guys fell over and still managed to end on beat back in the rollercoaster.
Whoops! Whizzing around the rink with her professional partner Joe Johnson during her week five performance, a lift went wrong, resulting with both hitting the ice
Elsewhere, Holly was delighted to be reunited with her Dancing On Ice co-host Phillip during Sunday’s show.
Phillip returned to his Dancing On Ice hosting duties on Sunday after being absent the week prior due to testing positive for coronavirus.
Excited for Phillip’s return, Holly gushed at the beginning of Sunday’s show: ‘Welcome back Phil!
Delighted: Holly Willoughby was delighted to be reunited with her Strictly Come Dancing co-host Phillip Schofield during Sunday’s show
Equally ecstatic to be back, Philip quipped: ‘Last week I had serious FOMO, made better by four or five gin and tonics.’
Holly hosted last week’s DOI alongside step-in presenter Stephen Mulhern.
Stephen was confirmed as a replacement for Phillip on Saturday with a statement from ITV reading: ‘This Sunday’s episode of Dancing on Ice will be hosted by Holly Willoughby and Stephen Mulhern while Phillip Schofield continues to self-isolate.’
First up on Sunday’s show was Brendan Cole and his professional partner Vanessa Bauer.
The pair skated to Madness’ House Of Fun and racked up an impressive score from the judges.
House of fun: First up on Sunday’s show was Brendan Cole and his professional partner Vanessa Bauer
Ashley gave the pair a score of 8, while Oti offered 8.5, as did Christopher. Jane took things up a notch, awarding the couple a 9.’
Christopher noted: ‘You just missed the opportunity to have more fun, more madness.’
Brendan explained: ‘I quite often found when I was having fun, I threw myself off.’
Kye and Tippy were next on the ice, with Kye determined to up the ante after finding himself in last week’s skate off.
‘Last week was tough, I was angry with myself,’ admitted Kye in backstage footage.
They were awarded 28.5, which the crowd were not happy with, and booed as Kye and Tippy’s marks were delivered.
Show ’em how it’s done: Kye and Tippy were next on the ice, with Kye determined to up the ante after finding himself in last week’s skate off
Not happy: They were awarded 28.5, which the crowd were not happy with, and booed as Kye and Tippy’s marks were delivered
Jane told them: ‘What you need to work on, is think about the transition to the next piece. Your posture goes, it has to be there the whole time.’
Ashley added: ‘Fight for it every time, make sure you push.’
Sally and Matt were next up, and before taking to the ice Sally revealed she would be performing to George Michael’s Faith, even sharing an anecdote about meeting the hit-maker in the 80s.
‘He came and I showed him Coronation Street. He came along in the 80s and I thought he was fantastic. I want to pull this off for George,’ explained Sally.
He efforts on the ice earned her a score of 26.5, marking Sally’s highest score of the series so far.
Oti told Sally: ‘You are like a new woman. I love this new Sally. Confident, sassy, cheeky. Please stay this way.’
Hot-footed: Sally and Matt were next up, and before taking to the ice Sally revealed she would be performing to George Michael’s Faith
Christopher added: ‘It was simple steps, but they were matching and they were together. You filled the brief.’
‘I am properly proud of you for that one,’ said Ashley, with Jane adding: ‘It’s great to see your confidence coming back. You can do it, so let’s see more.’
Kimberly and Mark skated next, with the former Pussycat Doll having earned the highest score of the show a week prior.
Their performance was a nod to 40s detective cinema, and the pair danced to Billie Eilish’s Bad Guy.
They were handed an impressive score of 36.5 by the judges, with Holly noting: ‘You keep going and challenging yourself.’
Ashley added: ‘It’s the way you guys listen and let the music tell you what to do next. You guys excite me the most.’
Wow: Kimberly and Mark skated next and their performance was a nod to 40s detective cinema, and the pair danced to Billie Eilish’s Bad Guy
Impressive: They were handed an impressive score of 36.5 by the judges, with Holly noting: ‘You keep going and challenging yourself’
Jane gushed: ‘You always give 100%,’ but added: ‘It was a bit sticky in a couple of places.’
Oti told the skaters: ‘Every week you come out here and you get better.’
Stef Reid put on a tear-jerking performance, skating to Des’ree’s Kissing You in honour of her husband Brent Lakatos, with her stunning routine earning her 34, making her score the highest of the series so far.
Oti told her: ‘I can’t tell you how much of an improvement you’ve made. It’s so inspirational, you’re growing every single week.’
Ashley added: ‘This is why I love this show. The highest show is about how it’s performed, you could have heard a pin drop in her. It’s so inspirational watching you.’
Bez expressed his love of bees on Sunday, explaining: ‘This week’s gonna be a full week, I’m going to be a beekeeper, Angela’s going to be a bee. I hope not a queen bee, as the queen bee kills the male after mating.’
He added: ‘Beekeeping, I’ve been doing for the last eight years.’ The star even shared that he once ‘left his zip open’ before tending to the creatures.
Taking to the ice in a full beekeeper outfit, Bez put on a typically fun performance and earned a score of 19.5, however lost his balance and fell towards the end of his routine.
Buzzing: Taking to the ice in a full beekeeper outfit, Bez put on a typically fun performance and earned a score of 19.5
Phillip quipped: ‘It did end up having a sting in its tail’ while Christoper added: ‘I think you’ve been on the honey tonight.’
Ashley noted: ‘Don’t let it get you down, come back next week and make up for it.’
Also taking inspiration from the animal kingdom was Regan Gascoigne, who celebrated his love of reptiles with a high-intensity routine choreographed by his partner Karina Manta.
Their routine earned Regan his highest score of the series so far, however was not best pleased as he came off the ice, telling hosts Holly and Phillip: ‘It is really slippery, you catch one foot, you go off.’
Janes reassured him, saying: ‘Obviously you had a few off balance moments, but I loved it.’
Oti added: ‘It’s beautiful that even you, at your high standards, make mistakes. You move so swiftly on the ice. Well done, it was amazing.’
Connor Ball was next in the rink, after injuring himself last week. Not only did Connor need stitches, but The Vamps bassist also dislocated his shoulder.
Connor was awarded 32 points.
This week, Ashley told him: ‘It is a competition. I can’t wait for you to get back to your full potential, the step sequence was a bit out of sync.’
Christoper added: ‘There was a bit of concentration on your face. Bring Connor back next week.’
Oti told Connor she wanted ‘more commitment and rock and roll’.
While the votes were counted, Jane and Christoper performed a typically stunning routine to Frank Sinatra, prompting cheers from the crowd.