Dancing On Ice 2018 results: Sylvain Longchambon slams judges after skate off

Dancing On Ice pro Sylvain Longchambon has slammed the judges after Sunday night’s skate off.


The weekend saw the eleven remaining couples skate live for a second time, before another went home.

At the end of each routine the judges – Jayne Torvill, Christopher Dean, Jason Gardiner and Ashley Banjo – gave their comments and marks out of 10 before viewers could vote for their favourite.

The judges scores were then combined with the viewer’s votes before the bottom two couples were revealed as Stephanie Waring and Lemar.

The judging panel chose who to save and who to send home, and it was Stephanie who left Dancing On Ice this week. Both Ashley and Jason saved Stephanie, but Chris and head judge Jayne saved Lemar and so he stayed.

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The result proved controversial with viewers, given Lemar actually tripped during his skate off performance.


Now Stephanie’s Dancing On Ice pro partner has also hit out, saying the judges got it wrong.

“The rules are if there’s a stumble in the skate off then if the other couple skate well then they should be out. That is the rule of the skate off,” he told The Sun newspaper. “This happened five years ago with Pamela Anderson. She had a stumble and she was voted out.”

Sylvain, who was a pro on the original Dancing On Ice series, added: “They gave Steph better marks on her main routine and he stumbled in the skate off and they chose him over her.

“Maybe his skate off was stronger but it is hard to understand when you have two judges that pick you and other two don’t.”

Speaking on ITV’s Lorraine this morning, Stephanie said she was confused by the judges’ decision.

“I’m really sadden that we’ve had to leave so soon, we’ve put a lot of work in. It is what it is,” she said . “I always thought Dancing on Ice, I thought it was all based on that skate-off. I wanted the opportunity to improve on my skate and grow in the competition.

Stephanie Waring and Sylvain Longchambon
Stephanie Waring and Sylvain Longchambon

“I was very confused about the trip and yet I’m the one to go home. It’s a lot of hard work down the toilet.”


Dancing On Ice 2018 will continue next Sunday night on ITV.

The ten remaining celebrity skaters will perform live once more and a third will head home.