The preliminary heats are over, the final 12 are decided, and the Dancing On Ice 2011 competition is officially underway! But as all 12 skate together for the first time, one more person’s time is up….
Vanilla Ice kicked off the show with a jazzy routine to Minnie The Moocher – and the judges approved
Chloe Madeley, who scored very well on her debut last week, turned in another assured performance
The TV presenter had to master the same tricky lift that saw Sinitta come a cropper in 2010 – but she did it
Denise Welch, wrapped from head to foot in shiny gold, performed a cheeky routine to Abba’s Gimme Gimme Gimme – the audience and viewers loved it, the judges however weren’t so sure
Next up it was cricketer Dominic Cork, whose gentle routine to Robbie Williams’ Feel received a mixed response
Steven Arnold scored a paltry seven out of 30 for his routine after Jason Gardiner compared him to ‘someone who’d had one too many at a seaside disco’
It was another good week for Laura Hamilton, whose routine impressed the judges – but would she escape the skate-off this time?
Jeff Brazier did his best with his Jackson 5-themed routine but still found himself near the bottom of the scoreboard
It was a slightly disastrous week for ‘Comedy’ Dave Vitty and Frankie, who struggled to get out of single figures
Jennifer Metcalfe had the most improved score of the week, shooting up the scoreboard from 12 last week to an impressive 19.5, putting her among the leaders
It was another tremendous week for ex-EastEnder Sam Attwater, who scored 25 out of 30 for his skating – the highest mark so far this series
After his slow-moving routine in the first week, Johnson Beharry VC upped the pace a bit, showing off his playful side
Finally, Kerry Katona rounded off the show skating to Aretha Franklin’s Respect – and scoring herself a mid-table finish
In the results show, Kerry was the first to go through – and looked slightly pleased….
….as was Denise, who was once again the last person to learn she had made it through
However Dominic and Steven found themselves in the skate-off….
….but after the judges voted unanimously to save Dominic, it was Steven’s turn to hang up his skates. One down, 11 more to go…..