Shayne Ward Gets Dancing On Ice Boot
Former X Factor winner loses in skate-off against Matt Lapinskas...
The former winner of The X Factor found himself up against EastEnders star Matt Lapinskas in the skate-off after they polled the least number of votes from viewers.
But 28-year-old Ward and his partner Maria Filippov's routine to The Temper Trap's hit Sweet Disposition was not enough to impress the judges - who voted three-to-one to save his rival.
Only Jason Gardiner elected to "save" Shayne, meaning that the contest was over for him.
Karen Barber said: "This is the skate-off that should never have been. Neither of you should be here but I'm going to save Matt."
And Ashley Roberts commented: "Shayne you skated the best you've ever skated, but I'm also going to save Matt."
Speaking to presenter Phillip Schofield after learning he had lost, Ward was gracious but clearly emotional.
"Matt was always going to come out on top. Thank you guys - you're such a great bunch," he said.
The contestants each had to perform a 30-second solo routine this week.
Anthea Turner got the boot from the show last weekend.