Winner of Dancing On Ice 2024 crowned

 (PA Wire)
(PA Wire)

Soap star Ryan Thomas and his ice skating partner Amani Fancy have been crowned the winners of Dancing On Ice 2024.

The actor saw off tough competition from Made In Chelsea star Miles Nazaire, who came second, and broadcaster Adele Roberts, who came third, in the ITV ice-skating competition.

During Sunday’s grand finale, the couples all delivered one final special performance while Thomas and Nazaire both performed routines inspired by Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean’s famous Bolero.

Former Coronation Street actor Thomas pulled out all the stops for his warrior-themed finale performance.

Their powerful routine to Believer by Imagine Dragons, which featured dramatic lifts and spins, secured them a perfect 40 from the judges.

Judge Dean said: “You put your heart and soul into that right from the beginning, you left it all out there on the ice.”

After Thomas and Fancy performed their version of the Bolero, Torvill described it as “beautiful”, adding: “I loved all the little moments from the original routine, it was seamless, well done.”

The finale suffered a hiccup after contestant Greg Rutherford was forced to pull out hours before the live show.

Rutherford, 37, did not take part in the finale after suffering an injury in rehearsals, which required a trip to the hospital.

His professional skate partner, Vanessa James, announced the news on social media, forcing the duo to withdraw and leaving only three pairs battling it out.

Announcing the news, Ms James said: “Unfortunately Greg has sustained a significant injury this morning at rehearsals and won’t be able to perform tonight.

“We are on our way to the hospital for Greg to get examined further and receive the treatment he needs."

Rutherford confirmed the news on social media, telling fans he was “devastated”.

A spokesperson for the show said: "Greg and Vanessa have been such a popular couple this series and have performed some truly memorable routines.

“We will be helping to support Greg and wish him well with his recovery. We also want to thank him for being such a treasured member of the Dancing on Ice family."