Dancing On Ice: Jeff misses out on semi-final!

Jeff Brazier has become the latest casualty of Dancing on Ice 2011, missing out on a place in the semi-final after he was voted out by the judges.

The TV presenter lost out after he found himself in the skate-off with one of the favourites, former EastEnders star Sam Attwater.

And after both had performed their routines again, the judges were unanimous in who they wanted to save.

“You both took your performances to another level, there was an intensity there which wasn’t there an hour ago,” Robin Cousins told the pair, “but I’m saving Sam.”

“Jeff, you really did work it out in that skate-off,”added Jason Gardiner, “but unfortunately it wasn’t enough.”

Afterwards Jeff appeared to take defeat graciously, saying, “I’m grateful for having the opportunity to take part in the show and to have gotten so far among so many great people.”

“I’ve enjoyed my time on Dancing On Ice,” he added, “it’s been great and I’m going to keep skating.”

Earlier in the show – which was the annual ‘props’ themed edition – Jeff had received a mixed response for his routine to The Beatles chart-topper We Can Work It Out.

The 30-year-old had used a table and office chairs in the performance, but at one point he appeared to stumble with a tricky spin.

“For every brilliant moment you had there was something that went wrong,” Robin told him, while Jason complained that it was like “watching two toddlers being really pathetic around a table”.

Sam will now proceed to next weekend’s semi-final, along with Chloe Madeley, Laura Hamilton and Johnson Beharry VC.

Johnson had been the bookies’ favourite to be eliminated on Sunday after he was in last weekend’s skate-off, but he made it through to next week on the public vote, also impressing the judges with his seamless use of props in his performance.

Next Sunday’s semi-final will feature another major challenge for the celebrity skaters, details of which have yet to be revealed.

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