Michelle Heaton eliminated from 'Dancing on Ice'

Michelle Heaton has been axed from 'Dancing on Ice' credit:Bang Showbiz
Michelle Heaton has been axed from 'Dancing on Ice' credit:Bang Showbiz

Michelle Heaton has been eliminated from 'Dancing on Ice'.

The 43-year-old star and her professional partner Lukasz Rozycki are the second couple to leave the ITV skating show after they were axed in Sunday (29.01.23) night's episode.

Michelle was booted from the show after the public vote as judges Jayne Torvill, Christopher Dean, Ashley Banjo and Oti Mabuse did not have a say in who left the competition.

The traditional skate-off was absent from this edition of the show - meaning that the person with the least votes from the public when combined with the judges' scores was sent home.

The Liberty X singer was visibly emotional to be axed from the competition so soon.

Michelle told presenters Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby: "I've loved every second of it. This man has just been amazing, I couldn't have done any of it without you."

Phillip had confirmed that there would be no skate-off during the programme and stressed the importance of the celebrities getting their performance right.

He said: 'More than ever, they will be hoping to bring the house down as tonight, there are no second chances.

"We'll combine the judges scores with your vote and then the lowest placed couple will go straight out of the competition.

"For one week only...there's no skate off to save them!"

Former Olympic gymnast Nile Wilson topped the leaderboard with his partner Olivia Smart as the pair scored 33.5 points out of a possible 40.

However, 'EastEnders' legend Patsy Palmer and her partner Matt Evers struggled as they could only muster 20.5 points from the judges.

'Dancing on Ice' returns next Sunday night (05.02.23) on ITV1 and ITVX for the fourth show in the new series.