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Dancing on Ice 2014: Week 6 - 80s Week

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The 80’s called and they want Gareth Gates back! Well, no, not really, Gareth is free to stay with us in the here and now but his skating days are over on Dancing on Ice for 2014. His disappointment was there for all to see after he narrowly lost out to Sam Attwater in a tense and tight week 6 skate off after a very entertaining 80s show.

Gareth skated to to save his bacon and he performed admirably under pressure. Unfortunately for Mr. Gates, in the eyes of the judges, Eastenders alumni Sam Attwater just perfomed a smidge better to secure a win when it came to the final vote.

Ray Quinn also continued to impress with another round of flawless skating with partner Maria Filippov rocking out to the Van Halen classic Jump enough to send him to the top of the leader board. Emmerdale's Hayley Tamaddon is hot on Ray's heels though thanks to her Here Comes the Rain Again dance with Daniel Whiston and together they are setting the benchmark for the remaining celebs.

Gareth Gates and Brianne Delcourt skated to Wham’s Freedom while donning all white outfits with Gareth completing his 80’s look with a dodgy blonde wig that certainly caught the eye. Sam Attwater and Vicky Ogden gave us a well drilled routine to Queen's Radio Ga Ga with Sam's Freddie Mercury inspired mustache the most noticeable thing about the performance. Come to think of it, it is quite possible that the blonde wig and the mustache were the reason Sam and Gareth ended up in the bottom two and had to skate for their survival.

The skate off routines were highly entertaining as Gareth skated to Beautiful Day by U2 while Sam chose to skate to Dream Catch Me by Newton Falkner. After a bit of tension and small talk, the judges then unanimously decided to toss Sam a lifeline and send him through to week 7 while Gareth packed his bags.

And given the theme of the evening was a tribute to the Dancing on Ice mentors, the show couldn’t have properly paid homage to that golden night in 1984 without a routine from Jayne Torvill and Cristopher Dean. The Olympians went all out in a beautiful routine against the haunting ballad The Power of Love by Frankie Goes to Hollywood.

The last ever season of Dancing on Ice continues next week with only 6 celebs remaining in the competition. Make sure you tune in next week at 6.15 on ITV as the stakes are ratcheted up even further with 6 former champions left to duke it out.

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