Dancing On Ice: Jorgie, Matthew and Chico secure places in the final

Matthew Wolfenden, Jorgie Porter and Chico Slimani will all strap on their skates for the last time next Sunday to battle it out for victory on the ice, after the contestants secured their spot in the grand final of Dancing On Ice.

Former Brookside actress Jennifer Ellison narrowly missed out on a place after going head-to-head with early show favourite Jorgie Porter in the skate-off.

Jen looked devastated to lose out on her dream of competing in the Dancing On Ice final, breaking down in tears as she told host Phillip Schofield: "I really loved it. I just want to thank everyone for this opportunity."

The 28-year-old mum-of-one had put her all into last night’s semi-final show, but Jen lost points after stumbling during her first performance of the night, an ice dance to the late Whitney Houston’s hit I Wanna Dance With Somebody.

"I feel like I fell at the last...the critical point," she said. "I just let myself down a bit."

The gracious contestant said she thought the final would be “cracking” and wished everyone “the best of luck”.

Hollyoaks star Jorgie, who had earlier performed to Florence & The Machine's Shake It Out, was clearly delighted to be saved by the judges, with Robin Cousins, Louie Spence and Katarina Witt all giving their vote to save her.

Meanwhile Emmerdale actor Matthew Wolfenden was automatically secured a place in the final after gaining the most marks overall from his performances in the semi-final.

He shone out as the most proficient skater, despite a nail-biting few seconds during his routine to Michael Jackson’s The Way You Make Me Feel, when the notorious headbanger move went wrong and his partner Nina Ulanova grazed her shoulder on the ice.

Matthew made a slight mistake as he tried to lift Ulanova out of the manoeuvre, but the pair managed to pull themselves together to complete the routine.

And Chico Slimani made it through based on the marks he  got for his "emotional" routine with professional partner Jodeyne Higgins to Take That's The Flood, combined with the Ultimate Skills marks and the public vote.

Next weekend viewers will watch as the final three pull out all the stops in a bid to win this year’s Dancing On Ice trophy.

The grand final will also see all the stars from this year’s series return one more time, as well as show mentors and legendary skating stars Jane Torvill and Christopher Dean taking to the ice to perform their famous ice dance, the Bolero.


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