Dancing On Ice final 2013: Matt Lapinskas skating for Brianne Delcourt!

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Dancing On Ice 2013 star Matt Lapinskas has said he's skating in tonight's final for Brianne Delcourt.

The soap star is going up against Beth Tweddle and Luke Campbell in this evening's last live show of the series.

Matt is battling with Beth for the spot of favourite, and it looks like he'll be hoping chemistry with his partner Brianne will help win over viewers and the judges.

He tweeted this morning: "So today is the big day! Had a fantastic journey! Absolutely love @BrianneTV so much going to do it for her tonight! Please vote guys x"

Meanwhile, Brianne replied: "Wow! Can't believe today is the last day I get to skate with my Best mate @mattylapinskas. Don't want it to end! Bitter, sweet! X"

Matt split from his girlfriend Shona McGarty earlier this month, the latest casualty of the Dancing On Ice romance curse.

However he declared earlier today: "I would have still done the show even though it’s cost me my relationship. It’s the show I wanted to do."

He explained: “People break up every day and it’s one of those things that came to an end. Me and Shona know the ins and outs of our relationship and that’s the way it’s going to stay.

“That’s life — we are in the media limelight and it is publicised."

It been claimed that Matt's closeness to his pro dancing partner Brianne was the cause of the split, but it's something denied by both Shona and Matt.

Browse pictures of the Dancing On Ice 2013 stars in training for tonight's show below...

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