Dancing On Ice’s Roxy Shahidi and Lou Sanders leave show in shock double elimination

Dancing On Ice’s Roxy Shahidi and Lou Sanders were the latest stars to leave the series on Sunday night after a shock double elimination.

In a first for the skating show, the lowest placed couple went straight out of the competition, whilst two others faced the skate off.

After finding herself in the bottom three, Emmerdale’s Roxy Shahidi and her dance partner Sylvain Longchambon were the couple that received the lowest scores and automatically eliminated from the show.

Finding out the news that she would be leaving, host Holly Willougby said: ‘It’s such a brutal way to go out like this. I’m gutted for you.’ 

Speaking after being voted off, Roxy – who previously sprained her shoulder during training – said she was disappointed not to get a chance to perform in the skate off. 

Dancing On Ice ‘s Roxy Shahidi and Lou Sanders were the latest stars to leave the series on Sunday night after a shock double elimination

In a first for the skating show, the lowest placed couple went straight out of the competition, whilst two others faced the skate off

In a first for the skating show, the lowest placed couple went straight out of the competition, whilst two others faced the skate off

Dancing On Ice week 4 leaderboard 

1. Amber Davies and Simon Senecal – 35.5

2. Miles Nazaire and Vanessa Bauer – 35.5 

3. Greg Rutherford and Vanessa James – 31.5 

4. Adele Roberts and Mark Hanretty – 31.5

5. Ryan Thomas and Amani Fancy – 25  

6. Eddie the Eagle and Vicky Ogden – 31.5 

7. Ricky Norwood and Annette Dytrt – 28

8. Roxy Shahidi and Sylvain Longchambon – 24.5 – ELIMINATED 

9. Lou Sanders and Brendyn Hatfield – 26.5 – ELIMINATED  

She said: ‘I’m really proud of what I’ve done and what I’ve learned the whole experience has been incredible.’

Scoring 24.5 from the judges, Jayne Torville said: ‘The marks are a little low because you did as assisted jump for the judges challenge.’

She added that she would have liked to see more skating, whilst Christopher Dean agreed saying he wanted her to be a bit more independent.

Judge Oti Mabuse said that she was sad because she felt the performance came up ‘a little bit short’.

Comedian Lou Sanders and her partner Colin Grafton ended up in the skate off with Ricky Norwood and Annette Dytrt.

Unfortunately for them, the judges, Oti Mabuse, Jayne Torville, Christopher Dean and guest judge American figure skater Johnny Weird chose Ricky as their winner on the night, leading to Lou’s time on the show coming to an end.

After her elimination, Lou quipped: ‘It’s all about never giving up so we’ll be back next week.’

She went on: ‘I’ve had the absolute time of my life, thank you. He [Colin] said his insurance has gone up since working with me.’

After finding herself in the bottom three, Emmerdale 's Roxy Shahidi and her dance partner Sylvain Longchambon were the couple that received the lowest scores and automatically eliminated from the show

After finding herself in the bottom three, Emmerdale ‘s Roxy Shahidi and her dance partner Sylvain Longchambon were the couple that received the lowest scores and automatically eliminated from the show

Speaking after being voted off, Roxy - who previously sprained her shoulder during training - said she was disappointed not to get a chance to perform in the skate off

Speaking after being voted off, Roxy – who previously sprained her shoulder during training – said she was disappointed not to get a chance to perform in the skate off

Comedian Lou Samders and her partner Colin Grafton ended up in the skate off with Ricky Norwood and Annette Dytrt

Comedian Lou Samders and her partner Colin Grafton ended up in the skate off with Ricky Norwood and Annette Dytrt

Lou went on: 'I've had the absolute time of my life, thank you. He [Colin] said his insurance has gone up since working with me'

 Lou went on: ‘I’ve had the absolute time of my life, thank you. He [Colin] said his insurance has gone up since working with me’

Despite losing out on the skate off the comedian, earned her highest score of the series with 26.5 out of a possible 40 as three of the judges awarded her 6.5 points and Christopher 7

 Despite losing out on the skate off the comedian, earned her highest score of the series with 26.5 out of a possible 40 as three of the judges awarded her 6.5 points and Christopher 7

The jam packed packed show started with a shocking twist as host Stephen Mulhern announced there would be a double elimination. 

Colin added: ‘We’ve had a blast and I don’t think I’ve ever laughed so much.’

And, Lou joked: ‘Laughed at my dancing.’

Holly Willoughby – who celebrated turning 43 on Saturday – also told how there would be a Dancing on Ice first as the lowest placed couple would leave the competition straight away and two more couples would face the skate off.

Sunday night also saw the return of the judges challenge where the celebrities had to perform either a free style jump with two feet leaving the ice, or a solo spin on one foot for a minimum of two revolutions. 

Talking about the challenge, head judge Chris said it needed to be ‘practically perfect if [contestants] wanted to receive a show stopping score’.

Lou Sanders kicked off the show for Musicals week, as she took to the rink with her pro partner Brendyn Hatfield for a Six inspired routine.

The comedian, who ended up in the skate off last Saturday, earned her highest score of the series with 26.5 out of a possible 40 as three of the judges awarded her 6.5 points and Christopher 7.

Lou Sanders kicked off the show for Musicals week, as she took to the rink with her pro partner Brendyn Hatfield for a Six inspired routine

Lou Sanders kicked off the show for Musicals week, as she took to the rink with her pro partner Brendyn Hatfield for a Six inspired routine

The comedian, who ended up in the skate off last Saturday, earned her highest score of the series with 26.5 out of a possible 40 as three of the judges awarded her 6.5 points and Christopher 7

The comedian, who ended up in the skate off last Saturday, earned her highest score of the series with 26.5 out of a possible 40 as three of the judges awarded her 6.5 points and Christopher 7

Next Eddie the Eagle scored 31.5 points for his dramatic performance to Phantom of the Opera with his dance partner Vicky Ogden

Next Eddie the Eagle scored 31.5 points for his dramatic performance to Phantom of the Opera with his dance partner Vicky Ogden

The Olympian, 60, who's real name is Michael Edwards, said he was 'very very pleased' with the score

The Olympian, 60, who’s real name is Michael Edwards, said he was ‘very very pleased’ with the score

Ryan Thomas, 39, took to the ice with his professional partner Amani Fancy, 26, to skate to the song Sit Down, You're Rockin' the Boat from the show Guys & Dolls during Musicals Week

Ryan Thomas, 39, took to the ice with his professional partner Amani Fancy, 26, to skate to the song Sit Down, You’re Rockin’ the Boat from the show Guys & Dolls during Musicals Week

But he suffered some mishaps as he fell face first onto the ice before getting up again only to land back down on the rink moments later on his bottom

But he suffered some mishaps as he fell face first onto the ice before getting up again only to land back down on the rink moments later on his bottom

Despite his falls, former Coronation Street star Ryan was awarded a score of 5.5 by guest judge Johnny Weir, and scores of 6.5 each from Christopher Dean, Jayne Torvill and Oti Mabuse, giving him a total of 25

Despite his falls, former Coronation Street star Ryan was awarded a score of 5.5 by guest judge Johnny Weir, and scores of 6.5 each from Christopher Dean, Jayne Torvill and Oti Mabuse, giving him a total of 25

Next Eddie the Eagle scored 31.5 points for his dramatic performance to Phantom of the Opera with his dance partner Vicky Ogden.

The Olympian, 60, who’s real name is Michael Edwards, said he was ‘very very pleased’ with the score.

Johnny said it was ‘glorious to watch’ and that he ‘brought the drama’, whilst Oti commented that it was a ‘high class performance.’ 

Next up was Ryan Thomas who skated to Guys and Dolls, Sit Down Rocking the Boat.

Describing that it was his hardest week so far, Ryan said he wanted to prove that he was a strong skater.

The actor who looked dapper as he took to the ice in a waistcoat and tie with pro partner Amani Fancy took on the jump challenge, but in a dramatic turn of events, he lost his footing and slipped over twice during the routine.

The performance earned him a score of 25 and when he finished Holly said: ‘My heart went out to you. I hope you haven’t hurt yourself?’

A laughing Ryan replied: ‘No I haven’t hurt myself. I just hope my kids aren’t watching cos it’s very embarrassing for me!’

Ricky Norwood continued to brush off reports he threatened to quit following a furious argument with pro partner Annette Dytrt as they performed to Sunset Boulevard

Ricky Norwood continued to brush off reports he threatened to quit following a furious argument with pro partner Annette Dytrt as they performed to Sunset Boulevard

Their routine was full of lifts and daring moves in an attempt to impress the judges

Their routine was full of lifts and daring moves in an attempt to impress the judges 

He and his dance partner Annette Dytrtan scored an impressive 28 - their highest score of the series so far- plus a handshake from Chris who gushed that he was 'the most improved skater'

He and his dance partner Annette Dytrtan scored an impressive 28 – their highest score of the series so far- plus a handshake from Chris who gushed that he was ‘the most improved skater’

Johnny tried to reassure the former Coronation Street actor and said: ‘First of all, never be embarrassed because it’s performances like this that allow you to have the brilliant performances later on.’ 

Touching on the drama, Oti added: ‘I’m going to applaud you for actually getting up twice and still performing.’

Jayne tried to soften the blow further by adding: ‘You did all the difficult stuff, so take that home with you. You did the lifts, you did the jump. Just a little bit off balance and that’s what happens.’

With Ryan skating off, host Holly observed: ‘It’s getting tough tonight. The pressure is on with that double elimination.’

Viewers of the show took to social media to express their views, with many saying Ryan should have scored lower while others showed sympathy for the former Celebrity Big Brother winner. 

Fourth to skate was Ricky Norwood who scored disappointingly last week. 

The former Eastenders actor looked suave in a suit and necktie as he skated to Sunset Boulevard took on the solo spin challenge.

He and his dance partner Annette Dytrtan scored an impressive 28 – their highest score of the series so far- plus a handshake from Chris who gushed that he was ‘the most improved skater’.

He said: ‘Something’s happened. This has been your best routine. The footwork, the skating, the power, the connection with each other. For me it all came together and just proved what you can achieve.’ 

Olivier nominated Marisha Wallace gave a stunning performance from Guys and Dolls and showcased her powerful pipes as she belted out the musical number

Olivier nominated Marisha Wallace gave a stunning performance from Guys and Dolls and showcased her powerful pipes as she belted out the musical number

Despite taking a nasty tumble to the ice during rehearsals where she badly sprained her shoulder, Roxy Shahidi and her skating partner Sylvain Longchambon took to the rink next

Despite taking a nasty tumble to the ice during rehearsals where she badly sprained her shoulder, Roxy Shahidi and her skating partner Sylvain Longchambon took to the rink next

The Emmerdale actress danced to Your Song from Moulin Rouge which saw them see scored from Johnny, Chris and Oti at 6, whilst Jayne scored a 6.5.

The Emmerdale actress danced to Your Song from Moulin Rouge which saw them see scored from Johnny, Chris and Oti at 6, whilst Jayne scored a 6.5.

Amber Davies who earned a whopping 34 points last week with her Cha-Cha made sure she stayed impressing as she and her dance partner Simon Proulx-Sénécal took on the judges challenge and the headbanger

Amber Davies who earned a whopping 34 points last week with her Cha-Cha made sure she stayed impressing as she and her dance partner Simon Proulx-Sénécal took on the judges challenge and the headbanger

The former Love Islander took to the ice in a school uniform for a Matilda song and made sure her performance was full of high energy which included lifts, cartwheels, jumps and that very risky move

The former Love Islander took to the ice in a school uniform for a Matilda song and made sure her performance was full of high energy which included lifts, cartwheels, jumps and that very risky move

Figure skater Johnny told the actor: ‘The tension that you brought to the ice from start to finish was exemplary. It was just wonderful to see you portray the character. You went beyond the lens. You entertained everybody up to the rafters in this building which was wonderful to see.’

Next up Olivier nominated Marisha Wallace gave a stunning performance from Guys and Dolls. She wowed in a plunging white dress with sequins and showcased her powerful pipes as she belted out the musical number.

Then it was Roxy Shahidi’s turn with her skating partner Sylvain Longchambon.

Despite taking a nasty tumble to the ice during rehearsals where she badly sprained her shoulder, the Emmerdale acress took to the rink dancing to Your Song from Moulin Rouge.

The dance saw Johnny, Chris and Oti score her a 6, whilst Jayne scored a 6.5.

Host Holly reminded everybody that Roxy was skating with an injury who said at the end of the performance: ‘I just feel really grateful we got through it.’ 

Amber Davies who earned a whopping 34 points last week with her Cha-Cha made sure she stayed impressing as she and her dance partner Simon Proulx-Sénécal took on the judges challenge and the headbanger.

The former Love Islander took to the ice in a school uniform for a Matilda song and made sure her performance was full of high energy which included lifts, cartwheels, jumps and that very risky move.

Adele Roberts dedicated her performance to Little Shop of Horrors to her stoma that she called 'Audrey' after the show and all the Ostomates across the UK

Adele Roberts dedicated her performance to Little Shop of Horrors to her stoma that she called ‘Audrey’ after the show and all the Ostomates across the UK

Opening up to her dance partner Mark Hanretty, she said how the nurse had said to help her  get her head around having a stoma it would be to name it, so she called hers Audrey after the Venice Fly trap in Little Shop of Horrors

Opening up to her dance partner Mark Hanretty, she said how the nurse had said to help her  get her head around having a stoma it would be to name it, so she called hers Audrey after the Venice Fly trap in Little Shop of Horrors 

Then it was Greg Rutherford's turn to play the role of Marius from Les Miserables

Then it was Greg Rutherford’s turn to play the role of Marius from Les Miserables

However not everything went to plan as the former Olympian suffered from a groin injury in the lead up to the live show

However not everything went to plan as the former Olympian suffered from a groin injury in the lead up to the live show

Oti described the dance which earned him 31.5 points as 'stunning' and Jayne said it was 'a great performance'

Oti described the dance which earned him 31.5 points as ‘stunning’ and Jayne said it was ‘a great performance’

It paid off as Johnny, Jayne and Chris scored her an impressive 9 and Oti an 8.5, which earned her the highest score of the series for the second week in a row.

Ecstatic, Amber exclaimed: ‘Thank you! I had a mentally tough week this week and I was terrified to come out here, so thank you so much.’

Adele Roberts once again impressed with a score of 31.5 when she performed Little Shop of Horrors – a musical that was very special to the radio host. 

Opening up to her dance partner Mark Hanretty, the former Big Brother contestant said: ‘When I was in hospital, the stoma nurse said to help you get your head around having a stoma, a good thing to do would be to name it, so my stoma is called Audrey from Little Shop of Horrors which is the Venice Fly trap.’

Adele added that her performance would be dedicated to Audrey and all the Ostomates across the UK.

Then it was Greg Rutherford’s turn to play the role of Marius from Les Miserables.

However not everything went to plan as the former Olympian suffered from a groin injury in the lead up to the live show. Holly said he had given everybody ‘a scare’.

Last but certainly not least was Miles Nazaire and Vanessa Bauer with a Rock of Ages performance

Last but certainly not least was Miles Nazaire and Vanessa Bauer with a Rock of Ages performance

The Made in Chelsea star spiced things up by adding a headbanger, floater and kept his top off for the performance

The Made in Chelsea star spiced things up by adding a headbanger, floater and kept his top off for the performance

The pair scored an impressive 35.5 landing them in joint first place with Amber and their highest scores of the series so far

The pair scored an impressive 35.5 landing them in joint first place with Amber and their highest scores of the series so far

Judge Johnny quipped: 'You completely take over the ice, which is a wonderful quality. I was on the edge of my seat' before adding: 'Thank you for your toplessness'

Judge Johnny quipped: ‘You completely take over the ice, which is a wonderful quality. I was on the edge of my seat’ before adding: ‘Thank you for your toplessness’

Oti described the dancer with partner Vanessa James as ‘stunning’ and Jayne said it was ‘a great performance’.

And last but certainly not least was Miles Nazaire and Vanessa Bauer with a Rock of Ages performance. 

The Made in Chelsea star spiced things up by adding a headbanger, floater and kept his top off. 

Judge Johnny quipped: ‘You completely take over the ice, which is a wonderful quality. I was on the edge of my seat’ before adding: ‘Thank you for your toplessness’.

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