Ray Quinn has continued his domination of Dancing on Ice with yet another high score – but it wasn’t such an easy week for some of his fellow skaters.

This week, the West End star wowed the judges with his routine to Michael Jackson’s Smooth Criminal, topping the scoreboard with 24 out of 30 – and Nicky Slater couldn’t hide his enthusiasm.

“You have the potential to be the best by far of skaters we have had in Dancing On Ice,” he told Quinn. Only Jason Gardiner failed to be impressed by Quinn’s routine, describing it as “unconvincing”.

Elsewhere, it was a rocky week for some of the celebrity skaters, in particular Donal McIntyre who took a tumble midway through his Blues Brothers-themed routine.

Nonetheless he recovered to score decent marks and some praise from the panel. “When you started moving to the music, it was like a different man,” Nicky Slater said, “You are pushing yourself.”

There were also good scores for Jessica Taylor and Zoe Salmon, who performed a frenzied routine to the Katy Perry hit Hot And Cold. “You did it for me this week,” Ruthie Henshall said, “you’re a fighter and you came out fighting.”

Colleen Nolan, meanwhile, performed to her own band’s hit single I’m In The Mood For Dancing, and scored some faint words of praise from Jason Gardiner.

“I have to say you had better leg lines this week,” he concluded.

And once again Todd Carty finished bottom of the heap – despite managing to stay on the rink this week for the duration of his routine, he still scored just 7.5 points from the panel.

“There’s not a lot of skating to mark,” Karen Barber told him, “but there’s a lot of entertainment value.”