Keith Chegwin voted off Dancing on Ice
Monday 18 February 2013
Television funnyman Keith Chegwin has become the latest celebrity to bow out of Dancing on Ice.
The Bootle-born comedian and television presenter, 56, was again in the bottom two with partner Olga Sharutenko after the public vote.
But their dance-off routine set to Carl Orff's O Fortuna failed to impress the judges when up against Coronation Street star Samia Ghadie and partner Sylvain Longchambon's skate to the Clash's Should I Stay or Should I Go?
Former Olympic gold medallist Robin Cousins sent Cheggers on his way, saying it was his "gut feeling" to send Samia though by three votes to one.
Afterwards, Cheggers said he was glad to have taken part, joking: "I can say that for a few months I was an athlete."
He added: "I have loved every minute of it. It has been a fantastic experience."
Chegwin was back in the rink in the new series of Dancing On Ice a year after he crashed out of the previous series, when he fell and broke his shoulder and ribs.
The presenter, who rose to fame on the BBC children's show Multi-Coloured Swap Shop, was so badly injured after his fall last year he had to pull out of the programme.
But his main routine - set to T-Rex's 20th Century Boy, was not enough to see him through to the next round.
As well as their individual dances, last night's programme saw the remaining contestants split into two teams, led by EastEnder Matt Lapinskas and Olympic gymnast Beth Tweddle for a team dance off.
Matt's team of himself, rugby star Gareth Thomas and Olympic gold medal-winning boxer Luke Campbell, won with a routine set to MC Hammer's classic chart rap "U Can't Touch This", won the vote against Beth, Samia and Keith's dance to "Gangnam Style".
Robin Thicke admits he didn't write 'Blurred Lines'music
Review: Cilla, ITV TV
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Thailand beach murders: Thai PM suggests 'attractive' female tourists cannot expect to be safe wearing bikinis
- 2 Scottish independence: Learn from Quebec's mistakes and beware of promises. Vote Yes.
- 3 A bottle of wine a day is not bad for you and abstaining is worse than drinking, scientist claims
- 4 Revealed after 75 years of secrecy: 'Fifi' the glamorous WW2 special agent who tested British spies' resolve
- 5 Have you heard about the film Singapore has banned its people from watching? Well, you have now
Laurie Lee's Rosie: What is it like to inspire a writer's work and be immortalised forever on the page?
Lego breaks out of the toy box and heads for the gallery
Doctor Who series 8: Time Heist pictures revealed ahead of episode 5
The Walking Dead season 5 air date, trailer and season 4 recap
Star Wars 7 leaked set photo of Adam Driver changes everything
Daniele Watts: Django Unchained actress detained by Los Angeles police after being mistaken for a prostitute
Scottish independence referendum: A nation divided against itself
The political class is doing what Hitler couldn’t – destroying Britain
Scottish independence: Nationalist leader Jim Sillars threatens pro-union companies with 'day of reckoning' after independence
Portuguese academic says British are 'filthy, violent and drunk'
Scottish independence: David Cameron is becoming the 'George Bush of Britain'