Just three celebrity skaters – Hayley Tamaddon, Kieron Richardson and Gary Lucy – remained to battle it out in the Dancing On Ice 2010 final – but who would be crowned champion?
Torvill and Dean opened the show with a spectacular reworking of their famous Bolero routine, which saw them take to the air
And they weren’t the only ones. The final trio all began the show with a ‘flying’ routine – beginning with Kieron Richardson
Hayley Tamaddon – the hot favourite to win the series – was next
She and skating partner Daniel Whiston showed off some very tricky moves while airborne – and dropped just one point when the judges came to deliver their verdict
Finally Gary Lucy, skating to David Bowie’s Starman, took off
Coming back down to earth, the finalists then reprised their favourite routine of the series. Kieron went punk with The Buzzcocks’ Ever Fallen In Love
And what else could Hayley reprise but the Bollywood routine that won her full marks last time?
Once again the judges gave her a full house, saying it was even better than it had been previously
Finally Gary Lucy reprised his favourite routine of the series, to Westlife’s What About Now
However, someone had to finish in third place – and while Hayley and Gary progressed to the final stage, time was up for Kieron Richardson
The actor said he hoped he had “done the Hollyoaks cast proud”
There were some familiar faces on the rink also as the former contestants from the series turned up to skate one last time
And then it was time for the two remaining finalists to stage their version of Torvill and Dean’s Bolero. First up was Hayley….
…..then it was Gary Lucy’s turn, rounding off the main part of the show in style
But who would be the winner? Would it be the favourite Hayley……
It’s Hayley! And the actress shrieked in amazement when her name was called
She fought back tears as the news began to sink in
However, Gary took defeat graciously, describing his opponent as “brilliant”
And finally, a delighted Hayley and her skating partner Daniel Whiston, were presented with the Dancing On Ice trophy
Ladies and gentlemen, your winner. And with that the series hangs up its skates for another year……..