Dancing On Ice 2014 team challenge! Boys team are struggling to rehearse

Ray Quinn (Dancing On ice 2014)

It's Boys v Girls in this week's Dancing On Ice 2014 team challenge but one side is struggling.

On Sunday night the remaining six performers will both skate solo and as part of a team.

The winning team will have the marks for their solo routines doubled, leaving them with a significant advantage on the leaderboard.

But the boys are finding it hard to squeeze in time to train together.

"So this week it's boys versus girls and the remaining boys - Me, Sam Attwater and Kyran Bracken take on Suzanne Shaw, Hayley Tamaddon, and Beth Tweddle," Ray Quinn explained.

Writing in his diary for the Huffington Post, Ray continued: "This is going to be a tough week, made only harder because Sam is working up North and I'm on daddy duties! So it's hard for us all to rehearse together.

"I guess we will all have to pull our fingers out, to be in with a chance next Sunday. We have the will power and the lads along side me have the ability. So fingers crossed we can pull it out the bag! We have to win!! Come on team boyzzzz!"

Meanwhile, Ray revealed how he was almost ruled out of the competition last week after a tricky jump left him with a cut close to his neck.

"The Van Halen song is a great one to ice dance to because it's got great energy but clearly with the title Jump, I had to do one or two jumps!" Ray said. "One of which was a tricky split jump on cue at that moment in the song.

"During training this had caused a problem, I had fallen a bit sketchy and ended up on my skating partner Maria Filippov's blade and was left with a two inch long cut behind my ear.

"Luckily it wasn't around the front of my neck otherwise I hate to think what could have happened."

Dancing On Ice airs this Sunday night on ITV.

Browse backstage pictures from last weekend's Dancing On Ice live show below...

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