It’s back! Dancing On Ice has returned for its 2011 season but there’s a twist in the first two shows with two celebrity skating hopefuls eliminated from each. Who will make it to the final 12…..?
Former Coronation Street star Steven Arnold kicked off the show – and the series – with a comic routine to House Of Fun – but the judges weren’t laughing as they gave him only seven points
Angela Rippon performed an elegant routine to the song At Last – but would it be enough to win her a place in the main contest?
She fared better than Steven with the judges, but only just
It was a great night for Nickolodeon presenter Laura Hamilton, who topped the judges’ scoreboard with her routine, and marked herself as one to watch in the competition
Johnson Beharry VC, the first contestant not from the worlds of showbiz or sport, was next on to the ice with partner Jodeyne Higgins
The judges gave the Victoria Cross hero plenty of encouragement, saying they wanted to see him back in the main show
The eight celebrities who will be performing in next Sunday’s show also made an appearance midway through
Hollyoaks star Jennifer Metcalfe is among those who will be taking part in next Sunday’s show
TV presenter Nadia Sawalha was hoping for a good result, but the judges weren’t too impressed with her skating skills
90s rapper Vanilla Ice rounded off the show with a rock n’roll routine to the track Word Up – and his efforts landed him second place on the judges’ scoreboard
In the second half of the show, next week’s hopefuls, including Elen Rivas, Denise Welch and Chloe Madeley returned for a chat
In the results show, it was celebration time for Vanilla Ice after he became the first person to make it through to the final 12
In the end though, it was Nadia and Angela who got their marching orders, with Nadia paying tribute to her skating partner Mark Henratty. Two down, eight more to follow next week….