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Tuesday 29 July 2014

Keith Chegwin voted off 'Dancing on Ice'

Published 18/02/2013|09:04

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KEITH Chegwin has bowed out of Dancing On Ice.

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The 56-year-old comedian and presenter was again in the bottom two with partner Olga Sharutenko after the public vote.

 

But their dance-off routine set to Carl Orff's O Fortuna failed to impress the judges when up against Coronation Street star Samia Ghadie and partner Sylvain Longchambon's skate to the Clash's Should I Stay or Should I Go?

 

Former Olympic gold medallist Robin Cousins sent Cheggers on his way, saying it was his "gut feeling" to send Samia though by three votes to one.

 

Afterwards, Cheggers said he was glad to have taken part, joking: "I can say that for a few months I was an athlete."

 

He added: "I have loved every minute of it. It has been a fantastic experience."

 

The TV funnyman was back in the rink in the new series of Dancing On Ice a year after he crashed out of the previous series, when he fell and broke his shoulder and ribs.

 

The presenter, who rose to fame on the BBC children's show Multi-Coloured Swap Shop, was so badly injured after his fall last year he had to pull out of the programme. But his main routine - set to T-Rex's 20th Century Boy, was not enough to see him through to the next round.

 

As well as their individual dances, Sunday night's programme saw the remaining contestants split into two teams, led by EastEnder Matt Lapinskas and Olympic gymnast Beth Tweddle for a team dance off.

 

Matt's team of himself, rugby star Gareth Thomas and Olympic gold medal-winning boxer Luke Campbell, won with a routine set to MC Hammer's classic chart rap U Can't Touch This, won the vote against Beth, Samia and Keith's dance to Gangnam Style.

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