Dancing On Ice fans stunned as Graham Bell is sent home despite tearful Rebekah Vardy 'stumbling' in skate off

DANCING On Ice's Graham Bell was sent home in the second week of the ITV show.

Viewers were shocked to see Graham, 55, in the skate off with Rebekah Vardy tonight.

But the athlete was sent packing by judges Torvil and Dean, John Barrowman and Ashley Banjo.

He said after his elimination: "I think I gave it everything. I felt that we had a lot more (to give)."

Rebekah, 38, admitted she felt "sick" as she fought for her place after fans said she was under-scored earlier in the show.

Hosts Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield also revealed celebs Lady Leshur, Joe Warren Plant, Faye Brookes, Colin Jackson, Sonny Jay and Jason Donovan had made it through to Dance Week.

Three skaters missed tonight's performance after The Sun revealed the show as "in chaos" following a string of unfortunate mishaps.

Billie Faiers suffered a family bereavement, Denise Van Outen had to pull out because of her dislocated shoulder and Ruthus Hound was in contact with someone with Covid, so he is self isolating.

Earlier in the show, footballer's wife Rebekah was defended by fans after she was given surprisingly low scores for a second week running.

She returned to the ice this week with a slick performance based on jukebox musical The Boy From Oz classic When I Get My Name In Lights.

Rebekah donned a blue, diamond-encrusted dress for the number, nailing the judge's challenge move and commanding the ice.

But the judging panel, consisting of professional skaters Jane Torvill and Christopher Dean, dancer Ashley Banjo and actor John Barrowman, were not impressed.

WAG Rebekah, who is married to Leicester City striker Jamie Vardie, was awarded a score of 25 out of 40 for her performance.

Both John, 53, and Ashley, 32, gave the star 6.0, with the actor dubbing her performance "stale".

Fans were outraged by the low scores and immediately took to Twitter to defend her, saying she should be "proud" of the routine.

"I think the judges are wrong," wrote one woman. "Some of the comments was ridiculous and unfair! Should be proud, Rebekah!"

"She really smashed that, the scores should have been much higher than that," agreed another.

"Definitely was worthy or a way higher score," a third chimed in. "Rebekah has improved so much and did great in the judges challenge."

Viewers hadn't expected Olympic skier Graham to be in the bottom two tonight.

One said: "Graham should have stayed"

Another wrote on Twitter: "Not really sure what the judges were watching on @dancingonice Graham was a much better skater!!"

And one more moaned: "DancingOnIce think the skate off was a fix. Think Graham was much better than Rebecca Vardy"

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