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Amber Davies rehearses the terrifying headbanger with professional skate partner Simon Proulx-Senecal as they prepare for Musicals Week

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Amber Davies was seen being flung through the air by skating partner Simon Proulx-Senecal as they rehearsed the headbanger ahead of Sunday night’s Dancing On Ice.

The former Love Island star, 27, wore a safety helmet as she attempted the risky skating ahead of the show’s Musicals Week. 

Attempting to high the difficulty of her routine, Amber and Simon have added in the iconic lift as they are set to skate to Revolting Children from Matilda The Musical. 

The headbanger, or the bounce spin, sees a skater picked up their ankle and spun round by their partner.

Due to the potential danger, the move is actually banned by the International Skating Union (ISU), which governs competitive skating.

Amber Davies was seen being flung through the air by skating partner Simon Proulx-Senecal as they rehearsed the headbanger ahead of Sunday night's Dancing On Ice

Amber Davies was seen being flung through the air by skating partner Simon Proulx-Senecal as they rehearsed the headbanger ahead of Sunday night’s Dancing On Ice

Attempting to high the difficulty of her routine, Amber and Simon have added in the iconic lift as they are set to skate to Revolting Children from Matilda The Musical

Attempting to high the difficulty of her routine, Amber and Simon have added in the iconic lift as they are set to skate to Revolting Children from Matilda The Musical

Performing the move at an ISU event will see points deducted by the judges, but it can be used in routines for exhibition or show skating.

Amber protected herself from the ice by wearing a long sleeved black jumper and grey leggings while Simon donned a grey hoodie and trousers. 

The skating pair will also have to add in the judges’ challenge, a jump or a spin, into their performance. 

Last week Amber topped the leaderboard after whipping the highest series score from Miles Nazaire as she and Simon earned a whopping 34 points for their Cha-Cha.

The dance saw the Love Island star thrown high and as she masterfully completed a string of complicated lifts. 

Host Holly Willoughby exclaimed:  ‘You’ve done it again, that was bold, are you always that brave the things you are going out there is incredible’. 

Amber, who looked sensational in a skimpy and sparkly flamenco frock, giggled: ‘I am a bit of a daredevil’.

But viewers were left fuming, with many claiming her routine was ‘good, but not that good’ – and were quick to point out she didn’t do any solo skating.

The former Love Island star, 27, was seen lying on the floor wearing a safety helmet ahead of trying out the terrifying skating move

The former Love Island star, 27, was seen lying on the floor wearing a safety helmet ahead of trying out the terrifying skating move

Last week Amber topped the leaderboard after whipping the highest series score from Miles Nazaire as she and Simon earned a whopping 34 points for their Cha-Cha

Last week Amber topped the leaderboard after whipping the highest series score from Miles Nazaire as she and Simon earned a whopping 34 points for their Cha-Cha 

The dance saw the Love Island star thrown high and as she masterfully completed a string of complicated lifts

The dance saw the Love Island star thrown high and as she masterfully completed a string of complicated lifts

Viewers of the hit ITV skating show were left fuming, with many claiming Amber's routine was 'good, but not that good' - and were quick to point out she didn't do any solo skating

Viewers of the hit ITV skating show were left fuming, with many claiming Amber’s routine was ‘good, but not that good’ – and were quick to point out she didn’t do any solo skating

Others expressed their disappointment with the judges’ choice, remarking contestants like Ryan Thomas and Ricky Norwood challenged themselves into much more solo skating routine – contrary to the Love Island star.

Taking to X – formerly known as Twitter – viewers didn’t shy away from sharing their opinions. 

‘HOW can they score Ryan lower than Amber?! Skated the whole time on his own, very well too. Amber didn’t leave go of her partners hand once. Judging is shite this year #DancingOnIce,’ said one.

A second echoed and added: ‘It’s crazy how Amber is at the top of the score board with 34.0. She didn’t skate once on her own and the others were way better than her routine. She’s from an itv show why am I not surprised? #DancingOnIce.’

‘I really love Amber & that was a great performance, but I’m struggling to understand how they can score her that high when she didn’t let go of Simon’s hand the entire time? Surely she needs to be skating a bit on her own #DancingOnIce,’ penned another person.

A fourth user poked fun and said: ‘How to get the highest score on #DancingOnIce 1. Don’t let go of your partner 2. Stumble several times Worked well for Amber.’

‘How can they score Ryan the same as Amber ?!!? He skated alone and did lifts, she got pushed around! #DancingOnIce Not right,’ commented furious another viewer.

Dancing on Ice continues tonight at 6:20pm on ITV1 and ITVX

DANCING ON ICE: MEET THE 2024 CONTESTANTS

RICKY HATTON

AGE: 44

PROFESSION: Former pro boxer

WHAT DID HE SAY? ‘If I can hold my nerve in the boxing ring I should be able to hold my nerve in the ice rink’

HANNAH SPEARRITT

AGE: 42

PROFESSION: SINGER

WHAT DID SHE SAY? ‘I’m really excited about learning a new skill. It’s so easy to live your comfortable life and that aspect of mixing things up is very appealing’

GREG RUTHERFORD 

AGE: 36

PROFESSION: Athlete 

WHAT DID HE SAY? ‘I like a challenge and I needed a reason to go out and do stuff again and here we are. I want to perform something that’s never been done before, that’s my aim.’

Eddie ‘The Eagle’ Edwards

AGE: 59

PROFESSION: OLYMPIC SKI JUMPER

WHAT DID HE SAY? ‘Dancing on Ice is a show I’ve always wanted to do. It’s a challenge I think I’m going to relish!’

RICKY NORWOOD

AGE: 40

PROFESSION: EastEnders star 

WHAT DID HE SAY? ‘It’s come at such a great time in life. I can’t skate at all! No rehearsals as yet, I’ve just had some physiotherapy to strengthen the body.’

RYAN THOMAS

AGE: 39

PROFESSION: Corrie star

WHAT DID HE SAY? ‘Everyone keeps asking me, “are you doing it?” I’ve told everyone!’ 

CLAIRE SWEENEY

AGE: 52

PROFESSION: ACTRESS

WHAT DID SHE SAY? ‘I am stepping into the unknown here. I don’t know how I will feel. But I am very excited.’

AMBER DAVIES

AGE: 26

PROFESSION: WEST END STAR

WHAT DID SHE SAY? ‘I would definitely say that I’m an adrenaline junkie but I do get more nervous as I get older and I hope that I can contain them’

MILES NAZAIRE

 AGE: 27

PROFESSION: REALITY STAR 

WHAT DID HE SAY? ‘I’ve always loved to dance but it’s usually on a dance floor on a Saturday night and Dancing on Ice looks so difficult.’

 LOU SANDERS

AGE: 37

PROFESSION: COMEDIAN

WHAT DID SHE SAY? ‘I’m nervous about cracking my head open, or just bashing the old head. I can’t afford to lose any more brain cells.’

ADELE ROBERTS 

AGE: 44

PROFESSION: RADIO PRESENTER

WHAT DID SHE SAY? ‘It’s ”bricking it on ice” for me! I think the hardest part is putting myself out there as I usually hide away’

 ROXY SHAHIDI

AGE: 40

PROFESSION: Emmerdale star 

WHAT DID SHE SAY? ‘I can’t ice-skate. I haven’t really said anything to anyone but mainly because I’m so nervous about it!’

 

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