Andy Akinwolere wanted more time on Dancing On Ice

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 9 January 2012
Andy Akinwolere

Andy Akinwolere

Former 'Blue Peter' presenter Andy Akinwolere believes he still had more to give in 'Dancing On Ice' and was voted off too soon

Andy Akinwolere believes he still had more to give in 'Dancing On Ice'.

The former 'Blue Peter' presenter and his professional partner Maria Filipov became the first pair to be voted off the ITV1 show last night (08.01.12) but wishes he could have shown off his skating talents in weeks to come.

He said: "The thing that's really strange is that you've learnt this new skill now and obviously you know the potential you've got and I don't care what anyone says - nobody feels ready to go out first. You never prepare yourself mentally and it still doesn't feel real at the moment."

Andy - who lost the skate-off to Sugababes star Heidi Range - says he can't complain about being voted off because everybody else was so good but admits sometimes it's harder for the male contestants than it is for the females.

Speaking on 'This Morning', he added: "With guys, sometimes we've got nowhere to hide because we actually have to do the lifts. But it's a tough one because, I'm not going to lie, the standard last night was phenomenal from the beginning to the end of the show. Everyone gave it 100 per cent but it just wasn't my night."

Andy's appearance in the skate-off came as a shock as he had scored a respectable 14.5 from the judges earlier in the evening, 2.5 points more than Heidi and a staggering 6.5 higher than bottom-placed celebrity Mark Rhodes and his partner Frankie.

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