Rebekah Vardy impressed the judges with a really energetic cancan routine throughout Sunday’s Dancing On Ice.
The WAG, 38, was certain to set requirements excessive as she dominated the rink alongside professional companion Andy Buchanan and ended her efficiency by doing the splits.
After showcasing her ever-improving skating abilities Rebekah and her professional companion had been rewarded with a powerful 30 factors out of 40.
However the dance spectacular episode got here amid claims of ‘favouritism’ on the present, with a few of the solid reportedly feeling Colin Jackson, Faye Brookes and Jason Donovan have been proven ‘particular therapy’.
Going for it! Rebekah Vardy impressed the judges as she did the splits throughout a really energetic cancan routine on Sunday’s Dancing On Ice
Receiving their suggestions, John Barrowman mentioned: ‘I liked it, kicks and splits and two single toe-loops which weren’t excellent however you’re attempting!’
Jayne Torvill then added: ‘I liked that you simply had been in character and liked the complete factor, sustain the enchancment you’ll go alongside approach’
Ashley Banjo was additionally impressed with Becky’s skating, telling her: ‘You captured the spirit, the really feel of dance week – I feel you probably did an amazing job and have been the most profitable to this point!’
Chris Dean was in settlement too, giving the couple an enormous eight factors, and saying: ‘I believed you had been marvellous, attacking the steps, had that power and also you had been performing it!
Having enjoyable: The WAG gave the impression to be having a good time as she grinned throughout the dance
‘You had been in character, enjoying with Andy and having enjoyable.. introduced collectively on the ice was a whole efficiency’
However the present comes amid claims of favouritism on the present, with some solid members reportedly feeling that Colin Jackson, Faye Brookes and Jason Donovan have been given much less of a problem in the routines picked for them.
Ex-Corrie star Faye skated to ballet Swan Lake on Sunday’s present, nevertheless she’s thought to have had ballet classes as a toddler.
While Colin and his professional companion Klabera Komini carried out a samba, which he was additionally taught on Strictly Come Dancing.
And Jason additionally had previous expertise together with his dance on Sunday – the tango – by means of his previous stint on Strictly having danced it thrice and even scored an ideal 40.
Impressive: Rebekah and Andy Buchanan got 30 our of 40 factors for his or her efforts
Big end! The duo appeared happy with their efforts as the cancan music got here to a cease
Busty! Rebekah flaunted her ample cleavage in the crimson and black cancan costume
A present supply informed The Sun: ‘It’s not gone unnoticed by a few of the celebrities and their companions and folks have been discussing whether or not they’ve been given beneficial therapy.
‘Skating is a tough factor to be taught, however nailing a efficiency is made a lot simpler for those who’ve had a load of prior coaching in advance.’
MailOnline has contacted Dancing On Ice for a remark.
Elsewhere in Sunday’s present Matt Richardson made his debut on the ice after stepping in to fill Rufus’ Hound’s spot in the competitors.
Rufus and Matt shared a FaceTime forward of the present, with Rufus cheekily giving him the recommendation of ‘simply be actually good’ forward of the massive night time.
All smiles: She managed to keep up an enormous smile for the complete dance
Feeling nice: Rebekah and Andy embraced at the finish of their glowing suggestions
That’s the spirit! Rebekah and Andy proved they are not solely good skaters but additionally performers with a variety of animated facial expressions
Speaking after the skate, Matt was requested how he feels by host Holly Willoughby. He replied: ‘Feel? I’ve acquired a dry mouth, I’m sweaty I’m snotty don’t know if I’m coming or going to be sincere!
‘The last four days have been the most terrifying ever, but look what I did! And a five from Dean after he broke my face, come on!
Although it being his first week, the judges weren’t overly impressed with Chris giving him a dreary 5 factors which sparked some boos in the studio.
Laughing as he gave suggestions, Chris replied: ‘You did that to your own face to be fair? Come in most difficult situation, and have change routine last moment.. it’s a tall ask. But there was numerous two footed skating.’
John added: ‘It was a valiant effort, you did a really nice job. I who have trained as a matador in Spain, thought some of your positions were fab. But you do need to work on your speed and get off the two skates.’
Jayne additionally agreed that though needing a bit of labor, Matt’s opening was a ‘great first effort’.
And Ashley mentioned: ‘I’m no olympian, however 5 appears somewhat robust! For your first present, I believed you probably did nice… and also you’ve acquired an amazing companion in Vicky.’
What a debut! Matt Richardson additionally placed on a stable efficiency as he took to the ice for the first time after stepping in for Rufus Hound
He’s carried out it! Speaking after his routine, Matt informed Holly: ‘The final 4 days have been the most terrifying ever, however look what I did!
However it was John’s revelation that he’s educated as a matador which actually ticked Philip Schofield, with the presenter joking ‘well, there you go!’ to finish the phase.
Joe-Warren Plant and Vanessa Bauer had kicked issues off on Sunday with an lively quickstep, showcasing a variety of spectacular strikes as they elegantly skated round the rink.
Sonny Jay and his professional companion had been additionally certain to catch the judges eye as they grew to become the first couple to do overhead lifts.
Chris was notably impressed, telling him that he observed how ‘silent on the ice’ he was at the starting of the routine which suggests he’s ‘got the blade just right’.
Jason Donovan additionally improved this week, including extra content material to his efficiency, with Jayne telling him to stick with it as ‘you naturally can carry out’.
Series first: Sonny Jay and his professional companion Angela Egan had been additionally certain to catch the judges eye as they grew to become the first couple to do overhead lifts
Got the strikes: Elsewhere, Colin Jackson carried out a samba which he admitted was ‘a lot of fun’ as he ‘loves the music’
Colourful! Colin and Klabera dazzled on the ice in their brilliant orange and black costumes
On the ice: Jason Donovan additionally improved this week, including extra content material to his efficiency, with Jayne telling him to stick with it as ‘ you naturally can carry out’
Elsewhere, Colin Jackson carried out a samba which he admitted was ‘a lot of fun’ as he ‘loves the music’.
However Ashley mentioned he’d appreciated to have seen him be a ‘bit looser’ for the dance however Chris and Jayne loved the nods to authentic samba actions carried out in ice dancing.
Lady Leshurr was one other standout, with the rapper capturing to the high of the leaderboard with 32.5 factors after her skate.
John was so taken he gave the star the first ‘fabulous’ of the season, standing in his seat to declare: ‘F A B U L O U S!’
And Chris added: ‘I’m simply on the lookout for a kitchen sink, the solely factor that wasn’t In there.! What you will have you’ll be able to’t train, this expression and character… and Brendyn, you make her look nice.’
Brave transfer! Lady Leshurr and Brendyn Hatfield shot straight to the high of the leaderboard with their skating routine
Incredible: John was so taken he gave the star the first ‘fabulous’ of the season, standing in his seat to declare: ‘F A B U L O U S!’
Amy Tinkler and her professional companion Joe had been handled to a particular good luck message from H from Steps throughout the week as they prepped a enjoyable routine to hit track 5, 6, 7, 8.
Turning the rink right into a honky tonk, the duo confirmed off some line dancing steps as nicely as spectacular choreography and lifts.
Despite this, John informed them the ‘timing was off’ on their synchronised strikes and Jayne mentioned she’d wish to ‘see more skating’ than dancing subsequent time.
And on ween 4, it was Faye Brooks who closed the present with a ballet-inspired efficiency.
Although eager to impress the judges this week after being informed she was holding again final week, Faye’s suggestions nonetheless informed her to push additional and check out extra harmful strikes.
All dressed up: Hosts Philip Schofield and Holly Willoughby ensured to deliver the glamour for dance week
Kicking issues off: Joe-Warren Plant and Vanessa Bauer opened the present with a enjoyable quickstep
Jayne mentioned: ‘I loved it, but I agree with John [who wanted to see more risk] moving forward you’re able to a lot extra and you have to take some threat now.’
And Ashley informed them: ‘It somehow felt empty and I wanted more’.
Chris praised Faye for being ‘one of the best skaters we’ve seen’ nevertheless agreed with the remainder of the ice panel saying she ought to ‘challenge herself more’.
Sunday’s present comes after a really dramatic week for the present which noticed two contestants withdraw from the competitors.
Billie Faiers broke her silence forward of the present after she was compelled to withdraw from Dancing On Ice 2021 after struggling a fall throughout coaching on Friday.
The Mummy Diaries star, 31, took to Instagram on Sunday morning to add a photograph of herself with skilled companion Mark Hanretty from their ‘first and final’ dance as she admitted she’s ‘so, so gutted’.
YeeHaw! Amy Tinkler and Joe Johnson showcased their linedance strikes on Sunday’s present
Looking good y’all: The couple exuded confidence as they performed with their hats on the rink
Media character Billie has change into the third contestant to tug out of the competitors after Rufus Hound and Denise Van Outen’s departures, with host Phillip Schofield lately revealing that bosses have ran out of reserves.
The mother-of-two wrote: ‘Our first and final dance. I’m so so unhappy that our @dancingonice journey has come to an finish after an accident in rehearsals on Friday inflicting me a head damage, forcing us out of the competitors.’
The businesswoman went on to reward dancer Mark, 35, for supporting her throughout her stint as she added: ‘@markhanretty A real good friend for all times, you will have been the most unimaginable companion all through all of this, I imply you taught me to skate for one.
‘Thank you for being so sort, supportive, affected person, understanding, and thanks for being such a contented, optimistic particular person after I wanted it the most.’
The former TOWIE star additionally defined how she used skating as a ‘distraction’ following her beloved grandmother’s dying.
‘I’m going to overlook it’: The Mummy Diaries star, 31, took to Instagram on Sunday to add a photograph of herself with skilled companion Mark Hanretty from their ‘first and final’ dance
Billie shared: ‘It’s been a tricky couple of weeks personally for me and coming again to skating this week has actually been an amazing distraction. I’m so so gutted we won’t carry out tonight, we labored so so arduous on this week’s routine.
‘However, though it has sadly been lower brief , being a part of @dancingonice has been the greatest expertise, I’ve met some great individuals and I really really feel fairly happy with myself that I pushed myself to this point out of my consolation zone and confronted a few of my greatest fears.
‘I’m going to overlook being a part of this unimaginable present a lot. I want all of the remainder of solid a lot luck and I will probably be cheering you all on each Sunday, you’re all superb !!!
‘Thank you to everybody in your sort messages and help all through all of this. It means a lot to me and I’m so grateful.’ (sic)
‘We labored so arduous’: The former TOWIE star additionally defined how she used skating as a ‘distraction’ following her beloved grandmother’s dying
An ITV spokesperson confirmed to MailOnline the former glamour mannequin stop the present after struggling a concussion and won’t get replaced for the the rest of the sequence.
According to The Mirror, the Essex native went to hospital for an MRI scan after being left unconscious following the accident.
A consultant mentioned: ‘During rehearsals for this week’s present, Billie Shepherd has had a fall.
‘Taking the skilled recommendation of the Dancing On Ice medical staff, she sadly can’t carry out this weekend and can due to this fact now withdraw from the competitors. We want Billie nicely as she now takes the time to relaxation and get well.’
Ouch! An ITV spokesperson confirmed to MailOnline the former glamour mannequin stop the present after struggling a concussion (pictured in January)
Billie had beforehand taken a week-long break from the present following the dying of her nan Wendy.
A DOI spokesperson mentioned at the time: ‘Sadly attributable to a household bereavement this week Billie Shepherd is taking a break from the ice and will not be on Sunday’s present. We stay up for her returning subsequent week and ship her all of our love at this unhappy time.’
During her short-lived Dancing On Ice stint, the TV star solely carried out as soon as as her Spice Girls-themed skate earned a rating of 25 factors out of 40.
Earlier in the week, presenter Phillip, 58, admitted TV executives have run out of stand-in stars for the first time in the present’s historical past.
The host mentioned on This Morning: ‘It could be very strict at the rink, which is how we have been in a position to maintain the present on, however we’re actually unhappy that Rufus ought to go. We realised that’s the first time ever we have used each of our reserves.’
Dancing On Ice 2021: A Series Of Unfortunate Events
Graham Bell’s companion Yebin Mok suffers a freak accident after struggling ‘a really nasty wound from an ice blade’.
While it was initially thought she would return to the competitors, the accidents had been worse than anticipated and she was changed by Karina Manta. They had been voted out on Saturday.
Denise Van Outen introduced she’s stop Dancing On Ice after studying she’d fractured her shoulder in an accident throughout coaching.
The presenter, 46, shared an Instagram assertion telling followers she’d withdrawn the present after being informed by medical doctors the damage would depart her severely restricted in coaching.
Denise will probably be changed by retired Olympic gymnast Amy Tinkler, 21, who will make her ice debut this Sunday alongside professional Joe Johnson.
Billie Faiers reveals her grandmother Wendy has tragically handed away
In the wake of the information it was revealed that the former TOWIE star would not seem in the subsequent episode of the ITV skating present following the dying.
It was confirmed by MailOnline on Thursday that Billie, 31, and her sister Sam’s grandmother had handed away aged 77 from pneumonia.
Following the information, a consultant for DOI revealed that Billie will miss Sunday’s present as she grieves the ‘devastating’ lack of her relative.
Rufus Hound withdraws from the present after testing optimistic for COVID.
The comic, 41, took to Twitter on Wednesday night to announce in a tweet and accompanying video message that he has sadly needed to withdraw from the ITV skating competitors.
Show bosses confirmed that Rufus and his skilled companion Robin Johnstone have each been axed from Dancing On Ice and will probably be changed by Matt Richardson, 29, and his pro-skater companion Vicky Ogden this weekend.
Billie Faiers withdraws from the present after struggling concussion following a fall in coaching.
An ITV spokesperson mentioned: ‘Taking the skilled recommendation of the Dancing On Ice medical staff, she sadly can’t carry out this weekend and can due to this fact now withdraw from the competitors’
It was additionally confirmed that Billie wouldn’t get replaced by one other movie star.
His departure got here after he had already missed two weeks of exhibits attributable to self-isolation – throughout which he examined optimistic with ‘a light case’ of the illness.
Despite finishing the authorities mandated quarantine time to get well from coronavirus, strict guidelines at ITV dictated he could not return in any respect.
Sad information: Media character Billie has change into the third contestant to tug out of the competitors after Rufus Hound examined optimistic for Covid twice (pictured)
Show bosses confirmed that Rufus and his skilled companion Robin Johnstone had been each axed from Dancing On Ice and will probably be changed by Matt Richardson, 29, and his pro-skater companion Vicky Ogden this weekend.
Breaking the information to his followers, Rufus tweeted: ‘I’ll not be collaborating Dancing On Ice.
‘COVID is – as I’m certain we’re all nicely conscious – a b**tard and sadly the world is not wanting these.’
In his personal phrases: Comedian Rufus took to social media on Wednesday night to announce he has needed to withdraw from the present
In a press release, ITV spokesperson mentioned: ‘We can verify that following a optimistic check outcome, Rufus Hound is unable to return to Dancing On Ice this weekend.
‘Although Rufus and his companion Robin’s time on the ice has been all too transient, they are often actually happy with their achievements. We thank them for all their arduous work and dedication to the present.’
With the departure of Rufus and Robin, comic Matt Richardson and his pro-skater companion Vicky Ogden will substitute them on the line up from this weekend.
It’s hoped that when the full solid reunite for the sequence’ ultimate, Rufus will be capable of be again in the studio with everybody.
Ahead of his axe, Rufus had already missed two dwell exhibits of the competitors after isolating as a result of he got here into contact with somebody with Covid, earlier than testing optimistic with a ‘delicate case’ himself.
His alternative: The funnyman will probably be changed by comic Matt Richardson this weekend
The announcement of his departure from the present got here after Dancing On Ice knowledgeable all the movie star skaters and their skilled companions that in the event that they check optimistic for coronavirus they are going to instantly be axed from the ITV present.
An ITV spokeswoman has defined to MailOnline: ‘We have stringent protocols to make sure the well being and security of all our contributors and employees that are routinely monitored and up to date to mirror authorities pointers.’
‘Following the steering on isolation, a optimistic Covid-19 prognosis for any of our solid at this stage would imply two weeks missed and sadly an finish to their time on the present. It has at all times been the case that no movie star skater has missed multiple public vote.’
Another exit: Denise Van Outen was compelled to tug out of the competitors early attributable to damage as she realized she’d fractured her shoulder in coaching (pictured in January with Matt Evers)
Filling in her sneakers: Retired Olympic gymnast Amy Tinkler served as the TOWIE narrator’s alternative (pictured final week with Joe Johnson)
Meanwhile, TOWIE narrator Denise was changed by retired Olympic gymnast Amy Tinkler after medical doctors found she had three bone fractures in her shoulder which meant she’d be unable to carry out any lifts or solo skating.
She wrote at the time: ‘GUTTED! If you’ve got been watching @dancingonice you’ll be conscious that simply over a week in the past I had a nasty fall and injured my shoulder. I managed to skate my first dance with @themattevers on the dwell present by means of a gritted smile as a result of the ache was insufferable…
‘I’ve tried as arduous as I can to hold on as a result of I really like the present and the superb staff in entrance and behind the cameras. Initially we thought with relaxation I may make a return to the ice, however a latest MRI scan has proven that I’ve three bone fractures as nicely as a partial dislocation. OUCH! No surprise I’ve been in agony.’
New guidelines: It got here Dancing On Ice knowledgeable all the skaters that in the event that they check optimistic for Covid-19 they are going to instantly be axed from the ITV present