She lost out to Donna Air in the skate-off

Cheryl Baker said she knew she was the worst skater in the show as she was eliminated from Dancing On Ice.

The Bucks Fizz singer, 63, received her marching orders during Sunday night’s instalment of the ITV competition.

Cheryl and her professional partner Daniel Whiston had found themselves in the bottom two alongside presenter Donna Air and her professional partner Mark Hanretty.

But after the skate-off, judges Jason Gardiner, Ashley Banjo, Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean – who had people in stitches tonight – unanimously agreed that Donna was the better skater and deserved to stay in the competition.

Cheryl said of her final skate: “I loved it! I sang all the way through it!”

She added: “I know I am the worst skater, I know that.

“But I have had the best time.”

Donna looked relieved as she was told she would be back on the ice.

It was also a good night for Coronation Street actor Antony Cotton, who made it through despite fracturing two ribs during training this week, and singer Lemar, who avoided the skate-off for the first time.

The series has returned after a four-year hiatus, with Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby back as presenters.

Cheryl Baker was the fourth person to leave the competition after Candice Brown, Stephanie Waring and Perri Shakes-Drayton.