Dancing On Ice 2018: Stephanie Waring speaks out after controversial exit

Stephanie Waring.

Stephanie Waring has spoken out after her controversial Dancing On Ice exit.

Sunday evening 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 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, given Lemar actually tripped during his skate off performance.

It was also his second time in the bottom two, similarly being saved by Jayne and Chris last week against Candice Brown.

Speaking on ITV's Lorraine this morning, Stephanie said: "[Lemar's] one of my good friends so it was hard to be in the skate off with him."

The Hollyoaks actress said she was saddened by the result and 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.

"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."

Stephanie's pro partner Sylvain Longchambon supported her: "She worked really hard every day and I think she's done so well."

"There is a lot of pressure and I think I let it get to me," Stephanie continued. "He's always saying relax. I get really nervous and I know I can skate.

Stephanie Waring and Sylvain Longchambon
Stephanie Waring and Sylvain Longchambon

"I'm sorry that I let it get to me. My schedule is jammed pack, I struggled with it but I loved every minute of it."

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

The ten remaining celebrity skaters will perform live once more

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