John Fashanu is the primary superstar to be voted off 2023’s ‘Dancing on Ice.’
The previous footballer, 60, in contrast being ditched from the present to a FA Cup last, and joked he might go on to show folks the best way to skate.
He misplaced out on Sunday’s (22.01.23) present after gaining the least factors from the judges after his efficiency, and failing to get sufficient votes from the general public in a skate-off in opposition to Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu – who landed herself within the backside two by receiving the least quantity of public votes.
Talking to co-hosts Phillip Schofield, 60, and Holly Willoughby, 41, along with his skilled skating accomplice Alexandra Schauman, 42, after his exit was introduced, John mentioned when requested if he had loved his transient stint on the present: “Oh, it’s been nice.”
He added it was just like the FA Cup last once more.
When Phillip requested: “Will you stick with it skating?” John replied: “Oh sure! I shall stick with it skating and who is aware of, I would even begin instructing folks.”
John and Alexandra scored 19 out of 40 factors for his or her sporty efficiency, and skating icon choose Christopher Dean, 64, informed John: “I feel you’re the most improved skater since bootcamp. You had been a legal responsibility in bootcamp, however you made it, you had been regular on the market.”
Former ‘Love Island’ contestant Ekin-Su, 27, recreated a scene from the ITV2 actuality present the place she crawled on the bottom and prompted greater than 100 Ofcom complaints from viewers who thought the routine was too raunchy for the sequence.
She mentioned earlier than her skate-off in opposition to John: “I’m not going to lie, I used to be actually upset considering what have I performed mistaken however I’m robust. I must work onerous and show myself.”
Her fellow contestant The Vivienne – actual identify James Lee Williams – made historical past on the ITV present by turning into the primary drag queen to carry out.
The 30 12 months previous and her professional accomplice Colin Grafton, 31, scored a complete of 28.5 out of 40, with judges Ashley Banjo, 34, Oti Mabuse, 32, and Jayne Torvill, 65, scoring her 7, whereas Chris gave a 7.5.
Oti praised The Vivienne’s first efficiency by saying: “If you’re going to make historical past, that is the way you make historical past – congratulations!”
Chris added: “A star was born on the ice tonight. Our very personal diva on ice, however you might be our greatest skating by far.”
He went on to cite Cher by saying: “All of us invent ourselves, however some simply have extra creativeness.”
Actress Carley Stenson, 40, and her skilled accomplice Mark Hanretty, 37, topped the leaderboard with the very best rating of the sequence thus far.
‘Dancing on Ice’ airs on Sunday nights at 6.30pm on ITV1 and ITVX, with the programme persevering with subsequent weekend for the third present of the brand new sequence.