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Ben Foden has become the first celebrity to be eliminated from Dancing On Ice.
The rugby star received his marching orders on Sunday night after he and pro partner Robin Johnstone landed in the skate-off against TV star Ria Hebden and her partner Lukasz Rozycki.
Foden said he had loved his time on the ITV show – and that all the people involved “made” the experience for him.
“I had thought that there would be someone who couldn’t skate. Turns out it's me!” he joked.
Foden and Johnstone had scored just 23.5 out of 40 for their routine to 'Livin’ La Vida Loca'.
Delivering their verdict, the judges voted to save Hebden.
Oti Mabuse said she thought the TV star and her partner had been “more confident and enjoyable” and that they had "taken more risks”.
Ashley Banjo said that after looking at all the elements he felt that Hebden skated better.
Sunday night’s instalment of the competition also saw Paralympian Stefanie Reid, Love Island's Liberty Poole, Paul Gascoigne’s son Regan Gascoigne and Connor Ball from The Vamps take to the ice.
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Happy Mondays star Bez, who has been self-isolating after testing positive for COVID, was also there to cheer on the contestants.
He told the hosts that he was feeling fine and had been “one of the lucky ones" who didn’t have symptoms.
He also said he considered himself to have been “in hibernation” because he was sleeping all the time.
Watch: Bez suffers dramatic head-banging fall in Dancing On Ice training