Actor Jeremy Sheffield has become the latest casualty of Dancing On Ice 2010 after losing out to Sharron Davies in the skate-off.

The former Holby City star, who made his debut on the ice only last week, found himself in the bottom two for the first time, while Davies was facing the skate off for the second time.

And after both had reprised their routines, the judges once again voted unanimously to save Davies.

“One of you was marginally improved, the other unfortunately is getting worse,” Jason Gardiner said before casting his vote. Nicky Slater, meanwhile, justified his choice by saying he could “not vote on potential”.

Afterwards, Sheffield – who had been battling a hamstring injury sustained during training – expressed his disappointment at having skated his last.

“I’m disappointed obviously, after all that work,” he said, “But I’m ever so slightly relieved that I’m not going to be in so much pain. I felt I’d just started to get up to speed.”

Sheffield had received a mixed response to his routine earlier in the show, with the judges criticising him for slow skating.

“Imagine you’ve got a grenade up the cheeks of your buttocks,” Nicky Slater told him.

Show favourites Danny Young and Hayley Tamaddon both sailed through to next week’s show as did Danniella Westbrook, Mikey Graham and Kieron Richardson, all of whom scored highly with the judges.

And Dr Hilary Jones also made it through to next week, despite a disastrous performance which saw him score just 7.5 points.

Next weekend’s show will see the 11 remaining skaters performing to 70s classics.