Dancing On Ice 2013: Beth Tweddle is on the show to win!

Beth Tweddle

Beth Tweddle has said she's going for gold on Dancing On Ice 2013.

Beth had a bit of a rough time from the judges at the weekend, despite being one of the favourites.

Jason Gardiner claimed he was "bored to Beth" of her routine, saying that she was "robotic".

But Beth is hoping to prove him and the other judges wrong in the coming weeks after avoiding eliminaton.

The Gymnast has said she hopes to follow her success at the Olymics in London last year with more glory on the telly.

The 27-year-old, who has been partnered with pro skater Dan Whiston, said: “I always wanted to perform in front of a home crowd at the Olympics and it was just an unbelievable experience.

“To win a medal in front of a packed house of home fans cheering your name was one of the best feelings of my career and is something that I will always remember.

“With the Olympics and the success the Team GB gymnastic team had, this year has had some great moments for me and, with Dancing On Ice, hopefully I can start 2013 in a really positive way and enjoy some success of a different kind.”

Things are certainly going in Beth's favour, with bookies having made her one of the favourites to win the show already.

The three time world champion revealed she hadn't yet retired from competitions and was only taking a break to compete on Dancing On Ice.

“I’m taking a break from competition but I’m keeping my body in good shape and I will hopefully return at some stage next year,” she explained. “I think I showed at the Olympics that I can still compete at the highest level, and as long as I can do that, I will still stay involved in competitive gymnastics.

“However, after London I thought that the time was right to take a break and challenge myself in a new way, and Dancing On Ice is certainly going to be a challenge.”

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