Jorgie Porter emerged as the star of Dancing on Ice on Sunday night, when she wowed with a beautiful skate to ballad Skinny Love.
The judges praised her performance and awarded her the highest score of the night – 18.5 – and the Hollyoaks beauty is now the bookies’ favourite to win the series, even though half the celebs haven’t even taken to the ice yet.
Just like Strictly Come Dancing, the DOI rink seems to do funny things to competitors emotions and rumours of romance are never far away from the headlines, which is why Jorgie’s boyfriend, Hollyoaks co-star James Atherton, is a little worried about the star taking part.
In an interview with Heat magazine, Jorgie explained: “People at work are teasing him and saying, like, “Oh, you’re going to lose her, aren’t you? She’s going to be an ice queen now.” And he’s like, “No, she won’t.”
“And then he’ll ask me, “Jorg, you know if anything does…” And I’m like “James, nothing’s going to happen, it’s cool.”
It doesn’t help poor James that last year fellow Hollyoaks star Jennifer Metcalfe found love with her partner Sylvain.
But it seems the handsome actor has nothing to worry about as Jorgie is very much in love with him and is focusing all her efforts on perfecting her next routine, in a bid to maintain the high standard she has set.
Yesterday, Head Judge Robin Cousins said: “I really think that Jorgie’s performance was one of the best that we’ve had in any opening show of any of the series.”
But he had a word of warning for Ms P: “That’s a heck of a table to set yourself; to be that high so soon. Never assume cause somebody’s good at the beginning they’re going to be that good at the end.”
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