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Week 8 recap

This Sunday, Dancing on Ice went to the movies... if the movies were, um, all about ice skating. Which some of them are! After a stunning group performance starring our brilliant Dan Whiston, it was time to get down to the business of finding out who'd be going through to the semi-finals...

The first feature in our quintuple bill starred Joe & Alex, in a super dramatic James Bond-themed skate. The Ice Panel gave them 8.5s across the board for a total of 34 points - looks like Joe was the man with the golden skates!

Next up, Libby & Mark performed an irresistibly joyful routine to 'The Bare Necessities' from The Jungle Book, and if this skate didn't leave you with a giant smile on your face we don't know what would! The Judges gave them 35.5 points.

Perri & Vanessa brought all the magic of Hogwarts to the ice rink with their Harry Potter themed skate - complete with a flying broomstick! Honestly magical. The Judges agreed, awarding the very first 10s of the competition - Perri & Vanessa got 39.5 points, a series high and an almost perfect score!

Everyone loves a good romcom, and Lisa & Tom's was inspired by a brilliant one - their routine brought the Bridget Jones' Diary vibes, with Matt Evers providing the third point in their love triangle. The Ice Panel gave them a total of 31.5 points.

The romance continued into Ben & Carlotta's skate, as they performed to Titanic's tear-jerking 'My Heart Will Go On'. Their absolutely gorgeous routine bagged them 37 points, but those scores weren't final just yet...

This week, our skaters had the opportunity to grab a few more points in an epic prom-themed skate battle! Following the group skate, the Judges awarded Perri & Vanessa an extra 5 points, Ben & Carlotta an extra 4 points, Libby & Mark an extra 3 points, Joe & Alex an extra 2 points, and Lisa & Tom an extra 1 point.

Following the public vote, Libby & Mark and Lisa & Tom found themselves in the skate-off. And after two more amazing skates, it was time for the Judges to choose who'd leave in fifth place... They unanimously decided to save Libby & Mark, meaning Lisa & Tom left the competition this week.

And that means we've got our semi-finalists! Next week, Ben & Carlotta, Joe & Alex, Libby & Mark and Perri & Vanessa will battle it out for those much-coveted spots in the final. It's going to be a close one...

Week 7 recap

This week, it was alllllllll about the props. We’ve seen our skaters use props in other weeks, of course – but this week, the Judges wanted to see them fully incorporated into the choreography. Definitely not as easy as it seems! Let’s recap…

Libby & Mark were first up, skating to Vanessa Carlton’s ‘A Thousand Miles’… with a suitcase! Their adorable routine bagged them 33.5 points from the Ice Panel.

Next, Joe & Alex skated with a candy cane – which doubled as an oar, a golf club, and a skipping rope at various points during their routine! Performing to ‘Candy’ by Robbie Williams, their skate was super sweet, and earned them 34 points.

Maura & Alexander’s prop was a broom, and they skated to ‘The Boy Does Nothing’ by Alesha Dixon. Their routine left the rink squeaky clean, and the Judges gave them 30 points.

Ben & Carlotta gave us the second headbanger of the series – and theirs included an umbrella! Their skate to Cliff Richard’s ‘Summer Holiday’ was a cheeky tribute to classic British beach holidays, and they got their best score ever – 36 points!

A quick trip over the channel brought us Lisa & Tom’s Parisian romance, as they skated to ‘La Vie En Rose’ by Louis Armstrong using a chair as a prop. A slip near the end might have brought their total down slightly, but they still scored an impressive 31.5 points.

Finally, Perri & Vanessa skated with a shopping trolley – talk about unexpected items in the bagging area! Their energetic routine to Fatboy Slim’s ‘The Rockafeller Skank’ was given 38 point by the Judges, matching the overall best score so far.

After the public vote, Libby & Mark and Maura & Alexander found themselves facing the skate-off. Two gorgeous performances later, the Judges had to make a truly tricky decision – but after much agonising, they saved Libby & Mark, meaning Maura & Alexander left the competition in sixth place.

And it’s straight back into rehearsals for everyone else, because next Sunday is Movies Week! Start counting the hours now…

Week 6 recap

An eye-popping celebration of all things dance, this week's show was truly stunning! The night kicked off with a glorious performance by our Pros, choreographed by Torvill & Dean, and that was only the beginning of the treats in store...

Joe & Alex skated like disco never died, performing to 'Boogie Wonderland' by Earth, Wind & Fire. Their exuberant routine included a series of connected roly-polys - the Judges were wowed enough to award them 32 points, their highest score so far!

H & Matt went for a Bob Fosse-inspired jazz routine, skating to Michael Bublé's 'Fever'. Their finger snaps and jazzy hats earned them 29.5 points from the Judges - 0.5 points higher than any of their other performances so far.

Libby & Mark made a triumphant return after a week out due to illness, skating salsa-style to 'I Like It Like That' by Pete Rodriguez. The Ice Panel definitely did like it like that too, awarding them 33 points, their best to date.

Lisa & Tom tackled the tricky Charleston on ice, skating to 'Hot Honey Rag' from the Chicago Orchestra. They got 30 points from the Judges.

Perri & Vanessa's jive skate was their most ambitious yet, leaving everyone bowled over. The Ice Panel gave them an impressive 38 points out of 40, another series high!

Ben & Carlotta's skate might have been the most unexpected of the night, taking inspiration from Morris dancing - complete with a maypole on the ice! The Judges gave them 31 points, which was also their highest score so far.

Maura & Alexander gave us another series first, becoming the first couple to perform a headbanger as part of their flamenco-inspired skate to 'Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood' by Santa Esmeralda. They earned themselves 30.5 points from the Judges.

After the public vote, two couples faced the dreaded skate-off: H & Matt, and Ben & Carlotta. Both put in bravura performances, but the Ice Panel could only choose to save one couple. They picked Ben & Carlotta, meaning H & Matt skated off in seventh place.

Can you believe we've already had six live shows? The competition is closer than ever as we head towards our seventh...

Week 5 recap

This week's show was even more magical than usual, because it was Fairytales on Ice! Our skaters transformed into creatures of myth and legend, and Disney On Ice brought their special brand of magic to the rink, too. Here's a look back at what happened...

Lisa & Tom took inspiration from Goldilocks for their adorable routine, complete with three bears and plenty of porridge! A minor slip interrupted the skate briefly, but Lisa was soon back on her feet, and the Judges awarded them 27 points.

Ben & Carlotta went down the rabbit hole for a sweet Wonderland-inspired skate that earned them 30 points from the Ice Panel - their best score of the series so far.

Putting their own unique spin on Swan Lake, H & Matt were given 29 points by the Judges, which was a series high for them, too.

Someone rubbed a magic lamp and Kevin & Brianne jumped out! Their magical skate nabbed them 22.5 points from the Judges - their highest so far.

Delving into the darker side of fairytales, Maura & Alexander wolfed out for a sultry skate that won them 28 points from the Ice Panel. And yes, you guessed it - that was their best score so far!

Joe & Alex took their inspiration from Sherwood Forest's most notorious outlaw, skating as Robin Hood & Maid Marian. They were given 29.5 points - yet another series best, as the competition starts to seriously hot up!

Topping the leaderboard for the third week running, Perri & Vanessa went all gothic for their skate, as gargoyle Perri magically came to life as lightning struck...

The Ice Panel gave them 35 points, the highest score anyone has received so far this series.

Once the public votes were in, it was time for the skate-off - with H & Matt facing off against Kevin & Brianne. And after both pairs performed for the Judges, the Ice Panel decided that this week, they were going to save H & Matt. Sadly, that meant real-life fairytale couple Kevin & Brianne left the competition in 8th place.

For everyone else, it's straight back into rehearsals for next week's show...