Dancing On Ice 2019 celebrities to skate solo in the semi-final

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Dancing On Ice 2019's remaining celebrities will have to skate solo for this weekend's semi-final.

With a place in the grand final up for grabs, this week the final four contestants have a brand new challenge.


Those left in the competition are X Factor star Saara Aalto & her pro partner Hamish, singer Brian McFadden & pro skater Alex Murphy, Love Island's Wes Nelson & his pro partner Vanessa Bauer and former Strictly Come Dancing dancer James Jordan & his pro partner Alexandra Schauman.

For the semi-final they'll be performing two routines each for judges Jayne Torvill, Christopher Dean, Jason Gardiner and Ashley Banjo as well as viewers at home.

And for this week's judges' challenge, each of the celebrities will need to perform a solo skate without any help from their pro partners.

Brian said: "This is definitely the hardest thing we're doing, this solo skate. When you get out there on a Sunday night and the nerves kick in, you have your partners hands and they can settle you.

"If you get nerves on your own there's no one to hang on to. I'll probably end up hanging on to the judges' desk. I'll be like 'Help me somebody, help me!'"

James added: "I think that this is, the solo skate, we're stripped bare. We're out there on our own because whatever way you look at it, the professional skaters make us look better than what we are."

The pressure is on for all the celebs but especially Brian, who is the favourite to miss out on the final.

Aoife Heffron, Spokesperson for bookmakers BoyleSports commented: “Brian McFadden never really got out of the middle of the leaderboard throughout his time on Dancing On Ice, but there is no denying he has been a fan favourite.

"However as the competition reaches the finals, it looks like popularity alone won’t cut it for Brian as he sees strong odds of 4/6 to get the boot.”


Dancing On Ice 2019 continues Sunday night at 6PM on ITV with the semi-final.

The final will air on March 10.

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