Saturday 15 December 2018

Dancing on Ice viewers scream 'fix' as judges vote to save Lemar in skate-off for a third time

Lemar once again flirted with the exit door but survived the skate-off.

By Julia Hunt, Press Association Entertainment Reporter

Perri Shakes-Drayton said she was not ready to go as she was eliminated from Dancing On Ice.

The athlete received her marching orders during Sunday night’s instalment of the ITV competition.

Shakes-Drayton and her professional partner Hamish Gaman had found themselves in the bottom two alongside singer Lemar and his partner Melody Le Moal.

But after they skated again, judges Jason Gardiner, Ashley Banjo, Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean agreed Lemar had been stronger, and chose to keep him in the contest.

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Lemar and Melody Le Moal

“I was enjoying it. I was not ready to go home,” said Shakes-Drayton.

“But unfortunately Lemar was the better skater today and unfortunately the journey ends.”

Lemar has been in the skate-off every week and has survived each one.

Some viewers were not impressed and called the decision a 'fix'.

"Is this show now a fix? Last week they judged on the first performance for Lemar not his skate off, and now he's been saved again when Perri is the stronger skater! Not impressed..." wrote one.

"How has lamar got through AGAIN! it's a fix, perri was way better #DancingOnIce," wrote another.

Elsewhere, there were huge cheers for Ale Izquierdo when she stepped on the ice with her celebrity partner Max Evans.

The professional skater was taken to hospital on Saturday after falling while she and the rugby star were rehearsing.

Evans said it had knocked his confidence and praised the skater for her courage.

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