Laila Morse voted off Dancing On Ice
- Bang Showbiz
- 16 January 2012
Laila Morse was voted off 'Dancing On Ice' last night (15.01.12) after losing out in the skate-off to Corey Feldman
Laila Morse has become the second celebrity to be voted off 'Dancing On Ice'.
The 'EastEnders' actress lost out in the skate-off to former child star Corey Feldman and was unanimously sent home by judges Louie Spence, Robin Cousins and Katarina Witt.
Louie opted to save Corey and his partner Brooke Castille for giving "the strongest overall performance in the skate-off", while Katarina admitted her decision was partly based on Laila's "health" after she suffered a string of injuries in the run up to the competition beginning.
Robin then confirmed he would have also saved Corey, telling the pair: "I admire your courage for having a go, but I'm quite excited to see what we might see from you, Corey."
Earlier in the evening, Laila had failed to impress the judges with her lack of skating ability, with the panel saying her partner Lukasz Rozycki had had to do all the work on the ice.
Katarina said: "It is about skating and I realise that Lukasz basically pulls you, pushes you, lifts you anywhere he wants you to be, so I need you to be a little more in control. You were singing more than you were skating."
While Laila, who scored just 9.5 points, and Corey - who was awarded 11 for his routine - failed to impress the judges, several of the stars skating for the first time did extremely well.
'Emmerdale' actor Matthew Wolfenden - a former gymnast and dancer - and his partner Nina Ulanova topped the leader board with 20.5, while Chico Slimani - who was drafted in as a last-minute replacement for injured Chesney Hawkes - and his partner Jodeyne Higgins scored 18.5 and freerunner Sebastien Foucain and Brianne Delcourt got 17.5.
TV host Sam Nixon did considerably better than his presenting partner Mark Rhodes had the previous week, with a score of 15.5, the same mark awarded to Jennifer Ellison and Dan Whiston.
Fitness expert Rosemary Conley and Mark Hanretty were given 12.5.
The two groups of celebrities will all skate next week, which has a movie theme.