Dancing On Ice fans were NOT happy with Gemma Collins’ routine in the final

She returned for one final skate!

Gemma Collins

by Emma Dodds |
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This year's series of Dancing On Ice is now over after former Strictly Come Dancing star James Jordan won the show. Performing alongside his partner Alex Schauman, the couple beat out competition from The X Factor's Saara Aalto, who came third, and Love Island's Wes Nelson, who came second with his partner Vanessa Bauer.

Of course, because it was the final of the show, their former fellow contestants also returned to the ice - including none other than Gemma Collins, who had pulled out after thinking that judge Jason Gardiner had made a personal attack towards her.


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Think you can remember all the winners of Dancing On Ice? Let's see...

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Gaynor Faye, 2006

Emmerdale actress Gaynor Faye won the first ever series of Dancing On Ice alongside her professional ice skating partner Daniel Whiston, under the watchful eye of judges Robin Cousins, Karen Barber, Nicky Slater, Jason Gardiner and Karen Kresge.

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Kyran Bracken, 2007

Rugby player Kyran Bracken won the show - and the hearts of viewers - in the second series. Beating Clare Buckfield in the final showdown, Kyran won with his professional partner Melanie Lambert.

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Suzanne Shaw, 2008

Hear'Say singer Suzanne Shaw won the 2008 series with professional ice skater Matt Evers. Both of their final performances scored a perfect 30/30, which was the first time that had happened on the show, beating runner-up Chris Fountain.

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Ray Quinn, 2009

The X Factor star-turned-Broadway star Ray Quinn won the show in 2009 alongside his professional partner Maria Filippov. The couple beat out journalist Donal MacIntyre and his partner Florentine Houdinière with their final performance. He also won the returners' series in 2014.

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Hayley Tamaddon, 2010

Corrie and Emmerdale actress Hayley won with second-time winner Daniel Whiston, beating Hollyoaks star Gary Lucy to the top spot. She also made it to the final of the returners' show in 2014, finishing second to Ray Quinn.

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Sam Attwater, 2011

EastEnders' actor Sam Attwater won the coveted prize of first place in 2011 wth his partner Brianne Delcourt, beating TV presenter Laura Hamilton. The pair also returned for the 2014 series, but finished fourth.

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Matthew Wolfenden, 2012

Emmerdale actor Matthew Wolfenden won the 2012 series with his professional ice skating partner Nina Ulanova, beating fellow soap star Jorgie Porter to the top. This was also the year that Louie Spence joined the judging panel, if you remember...

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Beth Tweddle, 2013

Olympic champion gymnast Beth Tweddle won the 2013 series alongside her partner Daniel Whiston in his THIRD win on the show. She beat out EastEnders actor Matt Lapinskas and his partner Brianne Delcourt, and came third in the 2014 returners' series with Łukasz Różycki.

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Jake Quickenden, 2018

The X Factor and I'm A Celeb! runner-up Jake Quickenden finally won a reality show when he took part in Dancing On Ice in 2018 with his professional partner Vanessa Bauer, beating Coronation Street's Brooke Vincent - and she was NOT happy.

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James Jordan, 2019

James Jordan and Alexandra Schauman won 2019's trophy despite some fierce competition from Love Island's Wes Nelson and his partner, last year's winning professional Vanessa Bauer.Judges called their rendition of the famous Bolero "the best the show had ever seen" despite the first dance of the final failing to top the leader board. Early on in the 2019 competition, James was criticized for having an unfair advantage over the other contestants because of his extensive dancing experience.

After thinking that he'd called her a 'refrigerator', Gemma did pull out - but decided to take part after all, saying on The Jonathan Ross Show, "Do you know what, I did pull out...and then I thought, for everyone that’s supported me, for my own self-esteem, I’m gonna walk back into that show and I’m gonna skate like its the last day of my life."

She stayed true to her word, and performed some of her routine to Beyoncé's 'Crazy In Love' with her skating partner Matt Evers.

Taking to Instagram, Gemma shared a video clip of her original skate to the song on Instagram, writing, 'I will be putting my skates on one last time today .... ✌🏻 but I want to wish the amazing finalists @wes.nelson 💋@jamesjordan1978 💋 @saaraaalto 💋the very best of luck you ABSOLUTELY DESERVE to be where you are ✌🏻 it’s been a great series ✌🏻.' [sic]

Although she stayed true to her word and took to the ice one last time, fans of the show were left a little disgruntled over the actual routine - claiming that she didn't do very much skating at all.

Taking their frustrations online, many wrote on Twitter that she shouldn't have 'bothered' turning up, with one writing, 'What was that from Gemma? Matt just basically skated around her.'

Well, it's over for another year!

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