Tuesday 15 October 2019

Brian McFadden narrowly misses out on place in Dancing On Ice final

Alex Murphy and Brian McFadden (PA)
Alex Murphy and Brian McFadden (PA)

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Brian McFadden has left 'Dancing On Ice'.

The former Westlife singer narrowly missed out on a place in the final of the skating competition as a tumble during his dance to 'Don't Let the Sun Go Down On Me' in the skate off sealed his fate, just one week before the show's final.

After assuring the viewers at home that both him and his skating partner Alex Murphy were ok after their fall, he added: "I've had such a fun time."

All four of the judges - Jason Gardiner, Ashley Banjo, Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean - opted to save Saara Aalto and Hamish Gaman.

Jason said: "Two valiant skate offs might I add. Two incredible committed celebrities that have come on here and been hardworking. It pains me to say it - had you not have fallen Brian, this would have been a very different outcome. The person I'm saving is Saara and Hamish."

Whilst Ashley added: "Brian don't beat yourself up too much though. That's what happens and that's the reality of the competition. It's tough.

"So well done for getting this far. But I think we have to judge on what we see in the skate off and before the fall, it wasn't a foregone conclusion. But based on what I saw, I have to save Saara and Hamish."

Chris opted to save Saara, telling hosts Philip Scholfield and Holly Willoughby: "I want to save both. I would like to see both in the final but unfortunately we can't. So based on the performance in the skate off, tonight I'm saving Saara and Hamish."

Jayne also said she would have voted for Saara and Hamish.

Elsewhere in the show, James Jordan managed a perfect score of 40 - twice.

The 'Strictly Come Dancing' professional wowed with a sweet skate to James Bay's 'Hold Back The River' before a high-energetic lift-filled performance to 'Do You Love Me' from 'Dirty Dancing', the song that inspired James to start dancing.

'Dancing On Ice' returns for the final next Sunday, where James will go head to head with Saara and Wes Nelson to win the coveted trophy.

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