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