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'Dancing on Ice' 2012 - The Greatest Moments
As three of the show's strongest competitors ever, the battle between the finalists promises to be a nail-biting one and will surely serve as a fitting end to a series that - despite what the ratings may suggest - has given us some outstanding moments. Read on to relive some of the best performances from the Dancing on Ice class of 2012.
Matthew Wolfenden Gives Everything
When Jorgie Porter pulled out a stonkingly elegant routine to Birdy's 'Skinny Love' in week one, we were pretty sure that this contest was done and dusted. But then along came Matthew Wolfenden and his skintight leather ensemble with a remarkably polished, swift display that was absolutely brimming with confidence. The fight for the top of the leaderboard was on.
Jorgie and Matt Duel
Having quickly established themselves as the ones to beat and finished joint top of the leaderboard in their first show together, it was clear that the duel between Jorgie and Matthew was going to be the highlight of week four. Although the rivalry between the pair has been nothing but friendly, their determination to prove that they were the one with the biggest lifts, the most daring moves and the skimpiest outfits was clear for all to see.
While everyone's attention was fixed on Jorgie and Matthew, Chico was quietly growing in confidence and sneaking his way up the leaderboard. Although always capable, it was his semi-final performance to Take That's 'The Flood' that catapulted him to the top spot and proved that Dancing on Ice was far from a two-horse race.
Jennifer Ellison Clowns Around
Jennifer Ellison was another of this year's celebs that took their sweet time to blossom, but she was a firm favourite by the time of her departure in last week's semi-final. Undoubtedly her finest Dancing on Ice moment came in week ten, when she and Daniel Whiston dressed up as clowns for a heartwarming routine to Toy Story classic 'You've Got A Friend In Me'. To have such a fun-packed and eccentric performance at the business end of the competition was a real treat and the real-life buds are clearly having such a good time that you're bound to grin along.
Sebastien Loses It
It wasn't all smiles and sunshine on Dancing on Ice though. There was a class-A blubfest early on in the series when potential contender Sebastien Foucan crashed out after completely losing his way during a solo ultimate skills test. Let's face it, part of the joy of the show is waiting to see if somebody slips up, but this particular gaffe felt too cruel to smirk at. His frustration afterwards made everyone - from the judges to his opponents - tense up as hard as the ice itself. There's just something so devastating about seeing a man who jumps across rooftops for a living bawl like a baby.
Andy Whyment Gets It On
Andy Whyment was certainly the clown of Dancing on Ice and although it was obvious from the start that he wouldn't be around for long, he gave us some absolute gems during his nine weeks on the show. And yes, he may have ruined the illusion a bit by getting sulky with the judges, but wouldn't you be unhappy too if they failed to see the brilliance of your Marvin Gaye homage? Come on guys, it's Kirk singing 'Let's Get It On'! How is that not worth a 10?
Jorgie Is Brought To Life
The normally chirpy and cheery Jorgie mixed things up in rock week by donning goth gear and hiring out a smoke machine for a performance of Evanescence hit 'Bring Me To Life'. As ever, it was emotive and engaging, but she gets bonus points for absolutely throwing herself into the scene despite having sliced the face of partner Matt Evers while practising the neck spin just 24 hours earlier. For that, it's arguably the most impressive of her many masterful routines.
Jennifer Gets Stung By Her Scorpion Kick
Fellow Dancing on Ice viewers, we've got accept it - we're a cruel, cruel bunch. Everyone knows that the highlight of this series was Jennifer Ellison stabbing herself in the head with her own skate on live TV, don't go pretending otherwise. It was probably the most gruesome accident to have occurred in seven series of the show and although we feel just a little horrendous for bringing it up once again, we're going to suggest that this was actually a good thing for our Jen. The mishap was something of a turning point for her and after going through something so horrific, she hit the ice like there was nothing else to fear, striving to make sure that her time on Dancing on Ice was remembered for more than that one incident. And she almost managed it. View on if you dare...
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