John Barrowman thinks Dancing on Ice is harder for men to impress

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 12 March 2021
John Barrowman

John Barrowman

John Barrowman doesn't think it would be fair on the male 'Dancing on Ice' finalists if Faye Brooks and Matt Evers fill their routines with lifts and spins

John Barrowman thinks it is more "difficult" for the male 'Dancing on Ice' finalists to impress viewers than for Faye Brookes.

The 'Torchwood' actor – who is a judge alongside Ashley Banjo, Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean – has urged viewers not to be dazzled by "spectacular" lifts pulled off by the former 'Coronation Street' star and her professional partner Matt Evers and to also take into account the work put in on the ice by Sonny Jay and Colin Jackson at this weekend's final.

John said: "It is difficult for the male skaters.

“They not only have to learn how to skate but have to learn how to lift and do spectacular lifts in order to impress.

“The female skaters, having learned how to skate, get lifted and don’t spend a lot of time on the ice because the lifts are so spectacular."

And John believes there needs to be a "balance" in Faye and Matt's routine so it isn't unfairly crammed full of lifts and spins, as that would be harder for Sonny and Colin and their respective partners Angela Egan and Klabera Komini to pull off.

He added to The Sun newspaper's Bizarre TV column: “We need to make sure there is a balance so it’s not Faye up in the air all the time being spun around because there is no skating there.”

However, while Faye is favourite to win the series, the judge thinks one of the men could edge it if they are willing to take risks with their routines.

He said: “Faye is a little more refined, elegant and poised when she is skating.

“The others, I would say, are on the rougher edge of it but they are willing to do things a little more risky than Faye may be willing to do.

"So you have to look at that."

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