Former X Factor winner Shayne Ward has struggled to shine on this year’s Dancing on Ice, and sadly he found himself in the bottom two this week alongside firm favourite Matt Lapinskas, with the judges choosing to save Matt and sending Shayne home.
The singer gave it his all as he skated to Too Close during his first performance on the ice with his professional dance partner Maria Fillipov and was awarded a score of 16 points from the judges.
Jason Gardiner wasn’t too impressed with Shayne’s skating skills, telling him: “Shayne it started off very well but as it progressed it seemed like the routine started to get away from you.
“The presentation still isn’t there. Watch your shoulders. You need to be more commanding as the man on the ice.”
Shayne’s next performance in week three was a duel against TV presenter Anthea Turner, with Shayne determined to unleash his manly side, but the judges failed to see any emotion in his performance, with head judge Robin Cousins telling him: “Shayne, stop being mechanical, be more emotional.”
With all four judges voting to save Anthea from the public vote, Shayne managed to avoid the bottom two and skated his way into week four of the competition, where a steamy performance that left him almost shirtless sent temperatures soaring.
The ladies on the judging panel absolutely loved Shayne’s sexy moves, with new judge Ashley Roberts added: “I was seeing some salsa burning spices happening. You were engaged more than I've ever seen you before and I'm very proud of you."
The men weren’t so impressed, however, with Jason telling Shayne that his performance was a bit lazy.
The pop star managed to make it through to week five for The Leveller challenge, where each of the remaining contestants had to skate on their own for 30 seconds without their dance partners.
Shayne managed to earn himself a score of 23.5 overall after another sexy performance which the judges loved, with Karen Barbour telling him: “Each week you’ve come out, you’ve delivered and you’ve shown improvement.”
However, it wasn’t enough to save him from the public vote, and with only Jason Gardiner choosing to save him while the other three judges chose to save Matt, it was time for Shayne to wave good bye to his ice skating dreams.
Shayne didn’t have much to say after finding out that he was going home, telling his fellow contestants: “Thank you so much, you’re an amazing bunch.”
Don’t miss Dancing on Ice next Sunday at 6.15pm on STV, followed by the Live Results Show at 8.30pm, to find out which contestant will be the next to be voted out of the skating competition.
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