Dancing On Ice viewers have criticized the judges’ decision to exclude Amy Tinkler from the competition.
Gymnast Amy, who won the Olympic medal, was in the skate-off last night (Sunday, February 14), despite having entered the competition only three weeks ago.
And viewers were outraged by the decision, claiming it was “unfair”.
What did Amy Tinkler do on Dancing On Ice?
Amy came on the show to replace Denise Van Outen after the presenter retired with a shoulder injury.
With just six skating duos taking part in this week’s show, Amy and pro skating partner Joe Johnson hit the ice to perform from will.i.am to Bang Bang.
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As Valentine’s Day, the couples were asked to dance to the “greatest love stories”.
And dressed up as Bonnie and Clyde, Amy and Joe seemed to do well.
What did Amy say after she was eliminated from Dancing On Ice?
Although Ashley Banjo scored a 7.5, John Barrowman a 7.0, Jayne Torvill a 7.0, and Christopher Dean a 7.5, there was some criticism.
John in particular found fault with their characterization.
Amy’s total score of 29 wasn’t enough to keep her out of the skate-off with Lady Leshurr, who she eventually lost.
When Amy heard the news, she said, “I had the best time and I am so grateful to meet Joe.”
– Vanessa byrne (@ vanessabyrne07) February 15, 2021
I don’t think it’s right that there was a vote, but Jason Donovan is getting a pass to next week’s show. I thought Amy was a fantastic skater! #dancingonice
– Sylvia McNeill (@sylvmcn) February 14, 2021
What a garbage show. Amy should have stayed. Judge marks are questionable. I won’t bother about it next week. Zzz. 🙄🙄😠 #DancingOnIce
– Bud (@NewtonBud) February 14, 2021
How did the audience react to the decision?
It didn’t take long for viewers to express their anger at the decision.
One viewer wrote on Twitter: “I think Amy & Joe who left the competition were a little unfair, I thought they were really good?”
Another said, “How fair is it that Amy got off because she didn’t skate alone? Don’t the judges take into account that she’s been there for 3 weeks?”
Wrong decision tonight, think Amy should have gone through!
A third commented, “Wrong decision tonight, think Amy should have gone through! Not sure if having Rita Ora was a good idea too! “
Finally, a fourth raged: “Wrong decision by the judges last night. Amy and Joe were by far the better skaters. “
Why didn’t Jason Donovan skate this week?
The decision to eliminate Amy is the latest controversy in a series that has faced a number of issues.
Immediately before the show, Jason Donovan retired from week five due to back pain.
He got a passport until next week.
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And just a few days earlier, Joe-Warren Platt had to withdraw from the series entirely.
The Emmerdale star tested positive for coronavirus.
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