HomeTV and MoviesDancing On Ice fans call ‘fix’ as Ben Hanlin is axed in favour of Libby Clegg
Dancing On Ice fans call ‘fix’ as Ben Hanlin is axed in favour of Libby Clegg
Dancing On Ice viewers are claiming the show is "fixed" after Sunday night's semi final saw magician Ben Hanlin eliminated after a skate-off against paralympian Libby Clegg.
Each of the performers – as well as Joe Swash and Perri Kiely – had two performances tonight, but Ben and Libby were in the bottom two.
After three votes to save Libby – from Ashley Banjo, Jayne Torville and Christopher Dean – Ben was sent packing, though John Barrowman voted to save him.
Libby had teased a big surprise coming at the end of her routine, which turned out to be the dangerous headbanger move.
But viewers still called the show a "fix", despite the daring extra move from Libby and her pro partner Mark Hanretty.
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One said: "If Ben goes out this is a total fix and I won't be watching again."
Another wrote: "Won't be watching the final. Sorry but this has been an absolute fix. Ben should be in the final."
A third tweeted: "Ben and Carlotta still skated better, were cleaner and everything, only because Libby did a headbanger, that's why she was saved. Show's a fix and pathetic seriously, John's the only one who actually thought properly."
And someone else said: "Speed and power over the ice, utter tripe. She was slow, wobbly and all over the shop. Total fix."
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However other viewers thought the correct decision had been made, with one saying: "The judges showing two fingers to the Libby haters… finalist!"
A second said: "So happy Libby made the finals but so sad for Ben to be honest. Joe should've been the one to go home."
And someone else tweeted: "In my opinion, no matter what happens, I think Libby and Mark have been the absolute best partnership in the whole history of Dancing On Ice. The communication and trust between them is incredible."
Dancing On Ice concludes next Sunday at 6pm on ITV