Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 19 April 2014

Actor Sheffield off Dancing On Ice

Actor Jeremy Sheffield has become the third celebrity to be voted off Dancing on Ice

Actor Jeremy Sheffield has become the third celebrity to be voted off Dancing on Ice.

The 43-year-old Holby City actor struggled for speed on the ice and was the unanimous loser of the skate-off with Olympic swimmer Sharron Davies.

After being told he was leaving the ITV1 show, Sheffield said: "I'm disappointed obviously, but I'm ever so slightly relieved that I'm not going to be in so much pain."

Sheffield, who was told he had "potential" by the judges after being widely criticised for his lack of speed on the ice in his first dance last week, told the audience: "It's still scary, just trying to co-ordinate my feet at that speed.

"I want to be in control, and that's never going to work."

His performance of Stay With Me was criticised by judge Jason Gardiner, who said: "Considering he's a dancer, or used to be, it looks like he's never danced."

Fellow judge Nicky Slater said he was "so frustrated" as he told Sheffield: "The potential for you to do great work out there exists".

Judge Karen Barber admitted the speed was "creeping in" but added the routines were also getting harder.

Sheffield lost the public vote to find himself in the skate-off with Davies, despite neither celebrity delivering the worst performance of the night. He was then unanimously voted off by all five judges.

Davies, who wore a light blue costume designed like a swimsuit to make her feel more at home on the ice, danced to These Words and was praised by the judges and hosts Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean.

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