Dancing On Ice contestant Beth Tweddle made it to the rink on Sunday night’s show, despite being hospitalised earlier in the week with gastroenteritis.

The Olympic gymnast’s participation in the show had been in doubt earlier in the day, according to reports, after it was claimed she had been placed in quarantine and was unable to train.

Nonetheless she and Dan Whiston were able to take to the ice to perform on Sunday’s ‘duels’ show – which saw them compete against Oona King for a place in next weekend’s show.

And after they had performed to the Eurythmics hit Sisters Are Doing It For Themselves, the judges were in no doubt as to who they wanted to go through to next week.

“That was absolutely amazing,” Karen Barber told Beth, “Well done for being here.”

And Jason Gardiner was similarly enthusiastic, adding: “Beth, you should be sick more often because that was much stronger than last week.”

The pair were subsequently voted through, and granted automatic immunity from the public vote.

The eight other remaining celebrities in the competition also paired up, with four automatically going through and the other four facing the public vote.

Rugby star Gareth Thomas found himself in the firing line after losing his duel to EastEnders’ Matt Lapinskas, while Anthea Turner made it through to next week over former X Factor winner Shayne Ward.

Meanwhile Corrie’s Samia Ghadie beat boxer Luke Campbell to a place in next weekend’s show, and TV presenter Keith Chegwin beat funnyman Joe Pasquale as they teamed up to skate.