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Dancing rival wanted ousted Thomas to get a final try

Gareth Thomas suffered severe disorientation during last week's live TV appearance. Credit: ITV

Rugby player Gareth Thomas should have been allowed to compete in the climax of Dancing on Ice, boxer Luke Campbell has said.

The former Wales star was forced to quit the contest in last weekend's semi-final after suffering from motion sickness while using the high wires to perform a flying routine.

The public vote was cancelled and Campbell, gymnast Beth Tweddle and actor Matt Lapinskas all went through to this Sunday's final by default.

But Campbell said he believes Thomas should have been allowed a further try.

"They should have put us all in the final, because it's unfair really because of the flight factor," he said. "It's a part of the show obviously, but it wasn't the element of actually skating."

Campbell added: "So I reckon they should have brought four of us into the final and let the voting fire away. You always want to feel like you've really earned that position. From not knowing what went on, yeah you're through, but you still want to feel like, 'Yes, I got it'."

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