So Long, Le Saux

12th January 2009

Phillip and the girls!
It was battle of the sexes on Sunday night as Dancing On Ice returned for a brand-new series. For the first time in series history, the boys and girls were split up, with only the guys performing this week, and the women waiting until this Sunday to get their skates on.


Donal MacIntyre , Todd Carty, Ellery Hanley, Ray Quinn, Graham Le Saux and Michael Underwood took to the ice with all the gusto to be expected from the first night. With everything to prove, it was X-Factor crooner Ray Quinn who stole the show.


Performing to Hanson's Mmm Bop, Quinn became the show's very own Scouse skater extraordinaire and thoroughly impressed the judges with a display that barely hinted at the fact he has no previous skating experience. Dancing On Ice judge Jason Gardiner could barely hide his excitement and said:  "Wow, thank goodness we have somebody in the competition who's brilliant.  You have everything we would expect to see from a finalist.  Heaven forbid you don't break anything you will go all the way in this competition I cannot wait see you every week perform." High praise indeed from DOI's very own Mr. Nasty!


Not everyone could garner such talent on the ice however, as ex-footballer Graham Le Saux became the first celebrity forced to hang up his skates. Whilst his performance was by no means the worst of the night (that accolade can be awarded to Todd Carty, who judge Jason encouraged not to dance as though he'd had an accident in his pants!), Graham failed to impress and received the third lowest score of the night. An icy face off between Le Saux and MacIntyre left the judges with a difficult decision, but it was Donal who pipped Graham to the post, and clung on for another week.


Phillip managed to grab a quick word with the girls and found out how they were feeling about next week. Roxanne Pallett said: "I think there's going to be a lot more drama on the ice than in Emmerdale or EastEnders."


We can only hope Roxanne, we can only hope!


Dancing on Ice returns this Sunday, 7:10pm only on ITV1.

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  • OMG When i saw Phillp hit Jason, i almost fell out my bed because i was laughing so much!!!! lol

  • I think that the celebrities are such good sports in trying to ice-skate. it is great fun to watch. when are you going to try phil?

  • I think celebrities are great sports to try and ice-skate it is very entertaining to watch.

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