We saw the remaining six couple in week 2 and it was ex-rugby international Gareth Thomas who topped the leaderboard with baroness Oona King just behind. After last weeks shock exit of Pamela Anderson we know no one is safe but it was Joe Pasquale at the bottom of the judges scores with the lovely Lauren Goodger also in the bottom two.
Gareth Thomas, ex-welsh international rugby star and Robin Johnstone opened week 2 to All These Things That I’ve Done by The Killers. It was an impressive debut for the 6 foot 3″ rugby player with a number of good lifts. A 22.5 will give him a good start in the competition and this score will be hard to beat.
Robin: Your footwork was very good
Ashley: The musicality was a little off. You ended it solidly
Jason: I t wasn’t a bad opening. It’s more about the performance. You need more light and shade in your performance
Karen: It was a very powerful track and you performed it powerfully
Lauren Goodger and Michael Zenezini were second up, skating to Girl on Fire by Alicia Keys. Lauren was cautious and certainly not on fire but there were some graceful moments during the routine. Lauren had fallen in the dress rehearsal and looked very nervous.
Robin: You did the steps as they were given to you. You didn’t own the material. You have to be more confident
Jason: All the sensuality of a walrus on ice.
Ashley: I want to see that passion and that confidence
Karen: You needed to have that performance but you need the confidence.
Joe Pasquale and Vicky Ogden skated to Flash by Queen. Joe claimed he’d only popped out for a loaf of bread but he did look like he’d prepared well for the alternative series: Bloke falling over on Ice. He did manage to stay upright for his routine and even managed a lift. he only started skating 10 weeks ago so it was a creditable start and earned a score of 14.
Ashley: I had such a good time watching it
Jason: Tentative. Everything looked like you you were going to fall over
Karen: No natural skating ability but he works so hard and wants to do well.
Robin: My 3 was for a very secure lift. Leave the fun at the door and do something that will impress.
Oona King and Mark Henretty skated to No More Tears (Enough is Enough) by Donna Summer & Barbra Streisand. It’s the first time we have had a baroness on Dancing On Ice so we were expecting a lordly performance from Oona. Her lively disco performance showed grace and earned a score of 20.5.
Jason: At times the arms looked like you were bringing in a plane. There was no attack and you need more than one expression.
Robin: The skating is more than there. I can not wait to see you develop.
Ashley: It was kind of on one note from a performance point of view
Karen: You are one of the best skaters in the competition.
Luke Campbell and Jenna Smith skated to Gold Forever by The Wanted. A very appropriate number given Luke’s Olympic Gold Medal in the boxing. Luke was a little unsteady in his feet at times but had the strength to produce some great lifts. Luke said it was the first time he had performed without getting punched in the face and a score of 18.5 gives him something to build on.
Karen: More knee bend and morre speed over the ice needed
Jason: There is potential but there wasn’t the commanding presence I expect from a gold medal winning boxer
Robin: You tick a lot of boxes. Decent footwork and you were in control. The body is rigid and it needs to be a bit more pliable
Ashley: A little more energy needed and the arms were soft. But good job for week 1.
Anthea Turner and Andrew Buchanan closed the show, skating to Skyfall by Adele. Some nice poses but little skating from Anthea. A score of 18 puts her in fourth place on the leaderboard,
Ashley: A good start to the competition for you
Karen: A great start. A beautiful position in the lifts but we need to get more skating out of you
Jason: You looked beautiful out there and it flowed seamlessly
Robin: The positions are exquisite but I need to see Anthea skating on her own two feet.
See full scoring results for Dancing On Ice