Hopes of Craig McLachlan reuniting with Check 1-2 took a hit tonight as he got voted off Dancing On Ice. Following him was Spanish WAG and ‘model’ Elen Rivas. She’s actually better known for being Frank Lampard’s babymama though and lately Peter Andre’s ‘girlfriend’.
In the bottom three with McLachlan and Rivas was Hollyoaks actress Jennifer Metcalfe, who was saved on a second public vote after the skate-off.
None of the bottom three acts was particularly bad on a night where most of the contestants skated competently – the biggest problem on tonight’s show was a lack of showmanship. Perhaps the most wooden skater was Dave Vitty (aka Comedy Dave from the Chris Moyles Show) who luckily has the biggest radio audience in the UK to vote for him!
Craig McLachlan attracted the nastiest comment of the night from judge (and fellow Aussie) Jason Gardiner, who said Craig’s tentative skating looked like he had a full diaper. McLachlan looked like he could easily have been the most entertaining contestant, but I think a rather odd song choice – Sympathy For The Devil – made the performance seem even more stilted.
As for Elen Rivas, I don’t think her video footage showed her in a great light. She seemed a tiny bit bonkers, in addition to not really having any proper ‘celeb’ credentials. Being Peter Andre’s (possibly fake?) girlfriend couldn’t be a big selling point. I say possibly fake because they do share the same management after all…
Frontrunners from tonight’s show were clearly Sam Attwater, Chloe Madeley and Dominic Cork. Add to last week’s best skaters, Laura Hamilton and Vanilla Ice and that makes five to watch in this competition. Tell me who you’re backing in the comments!