Dancing on Ice 2018: Candice Brown in tears as she gets boot over Lemar

All over: Candice Brown and Matt Evers: Matt Frost/ITV/Rex
All over: Candice Brown and Matt Evers: Matt Frost/ITV/Rex

Candice Brown may be a Bake Off champion – but she was the first casualty of Dancing on Ice.

The 33-year-old failed to impress the judges with her skating skills after she was pitted against singer Lemar Obika.

The pair were forced to go head-to-head after receiving the fewest public votes.

Brown was up first and danced to Vanessa Carlton’s A Thousand Miles before Lemar returned to the ice.

Upset: Candice Brown and Matt Evers (Matt Frost/ITV/Rex/Shutterstock)
Upset: Candice Brown and Matt Evers (Matt Frost/ITV/Rex/Shutterstock)

Jason Gardiner and Ashley Banjo both opted to save Brown, saying her routine was “cleaner” and “executed much better”.

Olympic skater Jane Torvil chose to save Lemar leaving head judge Christopher Dean with the deciding vote. He chose to save Lemar who he argued was the “stronger” contestant.

The baking queen was reduced to tears as her journey was cut short. Speaking to presenters Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield she said: “[I’m in shock] just a bit. But I did my best and I couldn’t have done anymore.”

Made it through: Lemar and Melody Le Moal (Matt Frost/ITV/Rex/Shutterstock)
Made it through: Lemar and Melody Le Moal (Matt Frost/ITV/Rex/Shutterstock)

Her partner Matt Evers said: “She learned a skill – something that is so foreign to her and I’m proud of her for doing that.”

Matt Evans topped the leader board after scoring 21.5 for his routine to Ed Sheeran’s Perfect.

He was followed closely behind by Good Morning Britain weatherman Alex Beresford who scored 19.5 for his “beautiful” performance. But he was given a telling off from Gardiner who told him to listen to constructive criticism instead of “giving us excuses”.

Donna Air - who was cheered on by James Middleton - finished on 17.5 despite struggling to rehearse after having her skates stolen from her car last week.

Next week will see the celebs take part in Disco Week.

Dancing on Ice is on ITV, Sunday at 6pm.

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