Baroness Oona King has become the latest person to leave Dancing On Ice following a dramatic skate-off which saw her partner Mark Hanretty take a tumble.

The MP almost missed out on the chance to perform her ‘save-me skate’ for the judges after landing in the bottom two – when Mark fell over and dislocated his shoulder as they skated on to the rink to perform.

And although he recovered enough to be able to complete the routine with Oona, it it wasn’t enough to save her from the chop as the judges voted in favour of rugby star Gareth Thomas, who had also been in the skate-off.

“That was definitely one of the most dramatic skate-offs we’ve ever had,” Jason Gardiner told her. “That took a lot of courage, but I have to take emotion out of this and go with the strongest skater and that was Gareth.”

Of the four only Ashley voted to save Oona, with Robin adding: “Against anybody else a skate of that calibre would easily take you through, but I save Gareth.”

Afterwards Oona admitted she had loved her time on the show, saying: “I adored it, more people should learn to skate. And I loved skating with Mark, he is amazing.”

The 45-year-old found herself facing the public vote after a series of ‘duels’ earlier on Sunday’s show which saw the 10 remaining couples go head to head to compete for immunity from the skate-off.

Oona found herself in the firing line following a performance with gymnast Beth Tweddle, which resulted in the judges voting to save Beth.

Anthea Turner, Matt Lapinskas, Keith Chegwin and Samia Ghadie also won their duels, going straight through to next weekend’s show as a result.

Joe Pasquale, Shayne Ward and boxer Luke Campbell all survived the public vote.

Oona is the third consecutive female contestant to be voted out of the series following the departures of Pamela Anderson and Lauren Goodger over the past fortnight.