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Beth Tweddle crowned Dancing on Ice champion

Beth Tweddle and Dan Whiston have won Dancing on Ice 2013. Photo: ITV

Gymnast Beth Tweddle was left "speechless" after she was crowned the winner of ITV's Dancing on Ice 2013.

The 27-year-old and her partner Dan Whiston danced to victory with an originally choreographed version of the Bolero - made famous by Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean at the 1984 Winter Olympics.

Beth and Dan perform the Bolero in the Dancing on Ice final. Credit: ITV

In matching purple outfits - a nod to Torvill and Dean's gold-medal winning performance 29 years ago - the pair beat actor Matt Lapinskas and his partner Brianne Delcourt.

Tweddle said it felt "amazing" to be named the champion, adding "all credit goes to Matt, he's done an amazing skate tonight."

Matt and Brianne perform the Bolero in the Dancing on Ice final. Credit: ITV

The gymnast's dance impressed the panel with head judge Robin Cousins describing it as "electric", while former Pussycat Doll Ashley Roberts said: "That was sexy. That was sultry. There was attack. There was softness."

Beth and Dan celebrate after being named the winners of Dancing on Ice. Credit: ITV

Lapinskas received even higher praise though, with Jason Gardiner saying after his version of Bolero: "For me, you are my champion."

Meanwhile, mentor Dean told the star: "You have not put a foot wrong all night."

After the result was announced Lapinskas said:

It's been an amazing 10 weeks. Congratulations to Beth, really well done, a great contender. Dan, congratulations mate.

I've actually fallen in love with skating now and I'm not going to give it up, I'm going to keep going.

I can't thank Chris and Jane enough or thank Brianne enough, she's one in a million, I'll never find another one like her.

Earlier in the show, Olympic boxing champion Luke Campbell was eliminated after receiving the fewest public votes after the first two rounds.

Campbell and partner Jenna Smith scored 34.5 out of 40 for their showcase routine to Crazy Little Thing Called Love by Jimmy Orion Ellis.

Luke and Jenna perform their showcase routine to Crazy Little Thing Called Love by Jimmy Orion Ellis. Credit: ITV

He then scored 30 points for his favourite dance of the series, performed to One Direction's Little Things.

Leaving the competition he said:

It's been a fantastic experience, I've loved every minute of it, I've learnt a new skill for life now and I've got some great friends out of it aswell.

Matt scored a perfect 40 out of 40 from the judges for his first two routines of the final. Credit: ITV

Lapinskas wowed the judges with both his routines, receiving a perfect score from the judges for both.

Tweddle's opening routine, to Car Wash by Rose Royce, scored her 36.5, while her second performance achieved 37.5.

Beth and Dan perform their opening routine to Car Wash by Rose Royce. Credit: ITV