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Dancing On Ice’s Amber Davies and pro skate partner Simon Proulx-Senecal perform FIRST headbanger of the series and get joint highest score with Miles Nazaire

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Dancing On Ice‘s Amber Davies was seen being flung through the air by skating partner Simon Proulx-Senecal as they attempted the headbanger during Sunday’s live show.

The former Love Island star, 27, was thrilled as she received 35.5, which was joint highest score of the series alongside Miles Nazair and his partner Vanessa Bauer

Amber and Simon performed to Revolting Children from Matilda during Musicals Week, as she became the first contestant to perform the risky headbanger move this series.

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.

Dancing On Ice's Amber Davies was seen being flung through the air by skating partner Simon Proulx-Senecal as they attempted the headbanger during Sunday's live show

Dancing On Ice’s Amber Davies was seen being flung through the air by skating partner Simon Proulx-Senecal as they attempted the headbanger during Sunday’s live show

The former Love Island star, 27, was thrilled as she received joint highest score of the series after being the first contestant to perform the risky move this series

The former Love Island star, 27, was thrilled as she received joint highest score of the series after being the first contestant to perform the risky move this series

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.

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: 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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