Bonnie Langford voted off Dancing on Ice
Bonnie Langford and her dance partner Andrei Lipanov was eliminated from 'Dancing on Ice' on Sunday evening (02.02.14)
Bonnie Langford was eliminated from 'Dancing on Ice' on Sunday evening (02.02.14).
The 50-year-old actress and partner Andrei Lipanov, who danced to Shirley Bassey's 'Big Spender', were up against Sam Attwater and Vicky Ogden - who performed to Jamie Cullum's version of Rihanna's 'Don't Stop The Music' - in the skate-off.
'Dancing on Ice' took a dramatic turn as skaters were made to perform in pairs in a special duel round, where both Sam and Bonnie lost the initial round and were forced to skate again for public votes, and once more in a skate-off for the judges.
Following the dance, Bonnie quipped: "I'm tired, I've been here since 7am this morning - I missed out a pirouette but never mind."
The pair added: "We've had a lovely day."
Duel winners Kyran Bracken, Hayley Tamaddon, Ray Quinn and Gareth Gates were given immunity from elimination earlier in the show.
The judges, Karen Barber, Ashley Roberts, Jason Gardiner and Robin Cousins, all voted to save Sam.
Karen said: "Well Bonnie, you've had a lovely day. Bonnie you've skated the best I've ever seen you skate so this seems cruel but I'm saving Sam."
Ashley explained: "You fell short for me in the skate off - I'm saving Sam."
Jason added: "The skate-off is where you can redeem yourself but also where I consider mistakes as a reason to save somebody, so I'm saving Sam."
Robin summed up: "Bonnie, you're going out after the performance of the night - but that was earlier - I'm saving Sam."
The 'Doctor Who' star was delighted at how far she'd got in the competition and complimented all the skaters who are currently on the reality contest.
Bonnie explained: "These skaters are all wonderful. They're all half my age. I don't actually feel I've done a bad job for someone who's nearly 50."