Injured wrist does not stop Luke Campbell on Dancing On Ice
A sprained wrist may have meant a last minute change to his routine but Luke Campbell still scored his highest marks so far on Dancing On Ice tonight.
The Olympic medallist explained he did not want the injury to develop into something that might affect his boxing and so he and partner Jenna Smith dropped an over the head platter lift.
The move caused controversy at judging after Jason Gardiner did not notice the omission and congratulated the couple for including the lift before telling Luke off for constantly licking his lips on the ice.
When Luke cheekily replied: "I am glad that's what you noticed" the judge - famed for his barbed tongue claimed - "I notice everything" before being left red-faced when Karen Barber pointed out his error.
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Despite the bickering, all the judges agreed that Luke is improving every week.
Former Pussycat Doll Ashley Roberts said: "I liked the energy tonight. The slap happy choreography at the beginning was pretty much perfect and on time and I was excited about that.
"It looks like you are having fun out there and your personality is starting to come alive which I enjoyed so bring that more and more."
Luke skated in a pair of comedy geek chic glasses to Buddy Holly's Every Day. There was nothing funny about his routine, however, which was his most difficult yet. He was applauded especially by Christopher Dean for being the only man in the competition to execute four rotational lifts.
Luke, who scored 24 out of a possible 40 and was 4th on the leader board, said: "I am really happy with that. The judges comments were all positive and they can see an improvement each week and we are happy with that."
Phillip Schofield, again, left the Hull boxer hanging until last before revealing he was safely through to the next round.
Keith Chegwin and Joe Pasquale were left to skate again before Joe was unanimously sent home by the judges.
Luke will skate again next week.