Series 10 of Dancing on Ice is now well underway, and only four contestants remain after the latest elimination on Sunday, 25th February saw Alex Beresford sent home. Three British soap stars started out in the competition, but now only one remains. Coronation Street actress Brooke Vincent is still strutting her stuff, avoiding elimination once again this week with a stunning fairy-tale performance, though she faces tough competition in the late stages.
Fellow Coronation Street star Antony Cotton, who plays Sean Tully, left the competition in a shocking double elimination on the 18th February. He joined Donna and her partner Mark, as well as Max Evans and his partner in the dance-off — the first time that the bottom three competitors from the episode had to dance to avoid elimination. In the end, all four judges chose to save Max Evans, and Antony’s first skate-off was his last. He and Donna both hung up their dancing shoes.
Stephanie Waring was the other British actress to enter Dancing on Ice. Her short-lived time on the show came to end during the second elimination week. The Great British Bake Off’s Candice Brown was the first to go home the week before. Stephanie danced well during the dance-off, and popstar Lemar even stumbled during his final performance of the evening, but despite this, judges decided to send Stephanie packing.
Brooke Vincent is now the only British actress still left, and the only female celebrity still in the competition. Brooke is best known for her role as Sophie Webster in Coronation Street, having played the character since 2004. In 2008, her performances were nominated for a British Soap Award and Inside Soap Award.
Speaking of Dancing on Ice, Brooke recently admitted that she finds it scarier than filming a live episode for Corrie. “… in a situation on the ice, it’s brand new to me. So yes, definitely the ice is scarier!” she said.
Still left in the competition along with her are rugby player Max Evans, Love Island winner Kem Cetinay and X Factor celebrity Jake Quickenden, who has been the favourite to win since early in the competition. Meanwhile, Brooke Vincent is a bit of an outside bet, and not expected to go much further. Some viewers believe that she should already have been eliminated, as only technically superior skaters are left. She stands at around 14-1 odds.
The latest episode aired on Sunday, 25th February, and involved fairy-tale themed performances and a special routine from some of the cast of Disney on Ice. Weatherman Alex Beresford faced Kem Cetinay in this week’s skate-off, and judges scored his performance much lower than Kem’s.
The Dancing on Ice final takes place on Sunday, 11th March, and the Ice King or Queen will be crowned. Will it be soap star Brooke Vincent, favourite Jake Quickenden, Max Evans or Kem Cetinay? We don’t have to wait long to find out now!