Dancing On Ice: Pussycat Doll Kimberly Wyatt placed third

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Kimberly Wyatt
Kimberly Wyatt was voted third in Dancing On Ice. (ITV)

Pussycat Doll Kimberly Wyatt missed out on her chance to perform the Bolero after finishing third on Dancing On Ice.

The 40-year-old singer and dancer made it to the final of the ITV skating show along with Strictly Come Dancing pro Brendan Cole and dancer Regan Gascoigne but was eliminated after receiving the lowest number of votes from the public.

Wyatt said: "Thank you so much this has been such a beautiful experience and I'm so grateful to everyone for everything they've done for us.

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"I never thought I'd be able to accomplish what I have, I'm really proud of how far I've come.

"I'll never forget this experience, it's really special."

Cole and Gascoigne - son of football star Paul 'Gazza' Gascoigne - went forward to perform their Boleros before the public crowned the winner of the series.

<em>Dancing On Ice</em> 2022 finalists Kimberly Wyatt, Brendan Cole and Regan Gascoigne. (ITV)
Dancing On Ice 2022 finalists Kimberly Wyatt, Brendan Cole and Regan Gascoigne. (ITV)

The performances are a nod to the fact that Torvill and Dean won gold when they performed to Ravel's Bolero at the 1984 Olympics.

Bez returned to the rink for the final - and promptly fell over.

The 57-year-old Happy Mondays star bowed out of the competition in week six but returned to the ice for the final in costume as Indiana Jones falling over as he tried to dodge a giant boulder.

The musician - real name Mark Berry - later returned with the rest of the season's celebrity contestants for a dance medley.

Bez was back on the rink for the Dancing On Ice final. (ITV)
Bez was back on the rink for the Dancing On Ice final. (ITV)

Bez descended to the ice sitting on a pair if giant maracas wearing his signature watermelon crash helmet to Happy Mondays hit Step On.

Bez performed in a crash helmet and knee pads throughout his time on the show and was consistently the bottom of the leaderboard.

In week five he stumbled and fell over during his performance to Walking On Sunshine while wearing a beekeeping suit, and during his skate-off performance managed to drop professional skating partner Angela Egan on the ice by fumbling a hold.

The Dancing On Ice 2022 contestants.
The Dancing On Ice 2022 contestants included Ben Foden, Kye Whyte, Kimberly Wyatt, Stef Reid, Brendan Cole, Liberty Poole, Sally Dynevor, Bez, Regan Gascoigne, Rachel Stevens, Connor Ball and Ria Hebden. (ITV)

Also returning for the final were former rugby player Ben Foden, Olympic BMX biker Kye Whyte, Paralympic athlete Stef Reid, Love Island contestant Liberty Poole, Coronation Street star Sally Dynevor, S Club 7 singer Rachel Stevens, The Vamps bassist Connor Ball and TV presenter Ria Hebden.

The 2022 finalists were Strictly Come Dancing pro Brendan Cole, Pussycat Doll Kimberly Wyatt and dancer Regan Gascoigne - son of football star Paul 'Gazza' Gascoigne - who all found fame as professional dancers.

All three performed routines choreographed by head judges Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean, as well as their favourite dances of the series.

Gascoigne had to step to come to professional partner Karina Manta's aid after she suffered a wardrobe malfunction during their second routine of the night.

The show's final was initially expected to be on 20 March but was delayed by a week because of football airing on ITV.

Dancing On Ice is hosted by Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby. (ITV)
Dancing On Ice is hosted by Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby. (ITV)

This year's series saw both hosts Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby miss a week of presenting due to testing positive for coronavirus, as well as contestants Rachel Stevens and Bez.

Brendan Cole performed an all-male routine for Musicals Week with stand-in partner Brendyn Hatfield after his usual partner Vanessa Bauer tested positive for COVID-19.

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And The Vamps star Connor Ball suffered multiple injuries during the series - including a cut to his face which saw him perform dripping blood on live TV.

Watch: Bez suffer spectacular fall during Dancing On Ice rehearsals

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