Dancing On Ice: David and Gary make early exits

David Seaman and Gary Lucy’s return to Dancing On Ice has proven to be a short one after they became the next two celebrities to exit the show.

The pair lost out after finishing in the bottom three of the second heat of the series, which has seen some of the show’s best-loved stars competing once again.

While David – who partnered real-life fiancee Frankie Poulteney – was voted straight off the show after polling the lowest number of public votes, Gary found himself facing the skate-off in his bid to make it next week.

However he was unable to fight off the challenge from 2011 series winner Sam Attwater, particularly when he reprised his Riverdance routine from that series as his ‘save me’ routine.

Ultimately the judges unanimously voted to keep Sam in the competition, sending Gary home.

Afterwards the EastEnders actor admitted: “I am obviously disappointed, it’s the last show, it was a great privilege to work with these people again. 

“I wish everyone luck with the rest of it, it’s a fantastic show, a great show to be a part of.”

Meanwhile David added: “We have had a great time, I got to skate with my fiancee which was unbelievable.”

Four celebrities made it straight through to next weekend’s show on the strength of the public vote, with Suzanne Shaw, Zaarah Abrahams and Beth Tweddle among those who were voted through.

Todd Carty also kept his place in the competition, despite being harshly criticised by the judges for his mambo-themed performance earlier in the show.

Next weekend’s Dancing On Ice will see the remaining ten celebrities – including the five who made it through from last Sunday – all compete together for the first time this series.