Laura Hamilton kept her place at the top of the Dancing on Ice scoreboard as Kerry Katona got her lowest score yet in this week’s ultimate skills challenge.
For the second week in a row, Laura scored 25.5 after wowing the judges with an impressive routine to Sam Brown’s Stop. Her performance included the three main skills the contestants were being judged on this week – the the Step Sequence, the Jump and the Spin, with six out of 10 points being awarded for how well they master the moves.
Speaking of Laura’s performance, Jason said: “I’m a huge fan and tonight is no exception. I gave you twos across the board for all your skills. You just seem to flow through it”. Fellow judges Robin Cousins and Emma Bunton were also full of praise for Laura with Emma saying: “You are an unbelievable performer, I felt part of the dance”.
Sam Attwater and his partner Brianne scored the next highest marks with 24.5 after skating to She Said by Plan B. As well as including the three main skills in their routine, Sam also performed the headbanger, or spin bounce, making him the first non-professional male to attempt such a move.
Robin praised his efforts, saying: “It was great to see you pushing yourself on this level”.
It was Vanilla Ice’s best week with a score of 22.5 from the judges after skating to his own hit song Ice Ice Baby, however it was the opposite for Kerry Katona who scored her lowest marks in the competition yet, with only 9 points.
Jason questioned Kerry’s skating progress over the last three months, commenting that her skills were ‘non-existent’ while Robin said: “It’s been a tough struggle for you and it feels like you’ve given in to that rather than really pushing yourself through it”.
Jeff Brazier also failed to impress the judges with his routine to Forget You by Cee Lo Green which scored only 16 points compared to 22 last week.
Jason said: “There’s no question that you’ve improved, however for me you were putting in a lot of effort but it was all very messy”.
Chloe Madeley’s routine to Little Bird by Annie Lennox and Denise Walsh’s performance to True Colours by Cyndi Lauper were both enjoyed by the judges, with Denise getting her highest score yet in the competiton. Speaking about the result she said: “I’m totally gobsmacked. I loved it again and I really tried to do serene without looking moody”.
Johnson Beharry dropped half-a-point from last week, scoring 14.5, to the Maroon 5 hit She Will Be Loved. Robin said: “It’s a slow methodical process for you and if that’s how you work it’s starting to pay off”, while Emma commented how relaxed he was: “You seem to be so much more comfortable performing in front of the audience now”.
The results will be revealed later on Sunday evening.