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Matt congratulates Beth on skating win

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.

– Matt Lapinskas


Luke Campbell voted off Dancing on Ice

Luke and Jenna finished Dancing on Ice in third place. Credit: ITV

Boxer Luke Campbell has been voted out of the Dancing on Ice final, leaving gymnast Beth Tweddle and actor Matt Lapinskas to perform the Bolero as they go head-to-head to win the title.

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 Lapinskas wows with his second routine

Matt and Brianne scored 40 out of 40 for their favourite routine of the series. Credit: ITV

Matt Lapinskas wowed the Dancing on Ice judges with his second routine of the final to achieve another perfect score of 40 out of 40.

The three finalists performed their favourite routine from the series for their second performance of the night, with Matt and Brianne skating to Chris Brown's Turn Up The Music

Beth and Dan scored 37.5 out of 40 for their favourite routine of the series. Credit: ITV

Beth Tweddle scored 37.5 for her second performance to Emeli Sande's song Clown, leaving her with a combined score of 74 out of 80 after two routines.

Luke and Jenna scored 30 out of 40 for their favourite routine of the series. Credit: ITV

Luke Campbell scored 30 out of 40 with his routine to Little Things by One Direction, leaving him in third place with a combined score of 67 out of 80.

Perfect score for Matt Lapinskas in showcase routine

Matt and Brianne scored 40 out of 40 for the showcase routine. Credit: ITV

Actor Matt Lapinskas scored a perfect 40 out of 40 from the judges for his showcase routine to Mr Pinstripe Suit by Big Bad Voodoo Daddy in the Dancing on Ice final.

Beth and Dan scored 36.5 out of 40 for their showcase routine. Credit: ITV

Gymnast Beth Tweddle, who performed to Car Wash by Rose Royce, sat in second place on the leader board after her first routine of the final with a score of 36.5.

Olympic boxer Luke Campbell trailed a few points behind Tweddle, after his routine to Crazy Little Thing Called Love by Jimmy Orion Ellis, with a score of 34.5.

Luke and Jenna scored 34.5 out of 40 for their showcase routine. Credit: ITV


Beth Tweddle favourite to win Dancing on Ice

Gymnast Beth Tweddle is favourite to win Dancing on Ice. Credit: Doug Peters/Doug Peters/EMPICS Entertainment

Beth Tweddle is favourite to be crowned winner of tonight's Dancing on Ice final, according to bookmakers.

Ladbrokes has tipped the gymnast to win with odds of 4/6, with Matt Lapinskas at 6/5 and Luke Campbell at 40/1.

Jessica Bridge, of Ladbrokes, said: "Matt and Beth have been the favourites since day one, but the bets have been coming in for Beth this week and we've had to cut her odds."

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'."

Lapinskas wary of Olympic opponents in Dancing final

Beth Tweddle is the bookies' favourite to land the celebrity skating prize. Credit: Doug Peters/EMPICS Entertainment

Dancing on Ice finalist Matt Lapinskas has admitted it will take a Herculean effort to overcome Olympic stars Beth Tweddle and Luke Campbell and skate off with the series prize.

"I've got to beat a gold medalist and fantastic gymnast. I'm quite scared. It's a lot of pressure. Team GB ganging up on little old me," the former EastEnders actor said.

"I feel like I've got to go out and push myself to the limits because if I don't Luke's going to knock me out and Beth's going to do the splits on my head or something," he joked.

The Dancing on Ice live final is on ITV at 7:00pm on Sunday night.

Dancing finalist Campbell admits strain on relationships

Olympic boxer Luke Campbell will challenge for the series crown on Sunday. Credit: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Dancing on Ice finalist Luke Campbell has admitted the show puts pressure on the relationships of contestants.

Beth Tweddle has split from her boyfriend of three years since the series began, and fellow finalist Matt Lapinskas has split from his former EastEnders co-star Shona McGarty.

Campbell, 25, from Hull, has two sons with his childhood sweetheart Lynsey Kraanen, but has been spending most of his time training with professional skater Jenna Smith for the ITV show.

Speaking ahead of Sunday's final, Campbell said: "You spend a lot of time with your [skating] partners, so obviously it will put a strain on your relationship. Everybody's a human being. But it's just a game show at the end of the day and that's just it."

The Dancing on Ice live final is on at 7:00pm on Sunday night.

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