Luke Campbell fights through from skate-off into semi-final of Dancing On Ice
Luke Campbell has fought his way through to the semi-final on Dancing on Ice.
The bantamweight boxer notched up his highest score yet performing to Snoop Dogg's I Just Want To Make You Sweat but still ended up in the bottom two with Samia Ghadie after the public vote.
After taking to the ice again, dancing to Swedish House Mafia's Don't You Worry Child, he was saved unanimously by the judges, who had been equally positive about his earlier performance.
As it was props week, Luke, who skates with professional Jenna Smith, had had to negotiate his way round the rink with a skipping rope, which judges agreed was one of the most difficult props.
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Former British ice dancer Karen Barber told Luke: "We all loved that you came back with confidence and you had to.
"We all started to doubt you but there was no doubt tonight. You looked very comfortable with your prop. It was very inventive as well - great choreography and I just thoroughly enjoyed it."
It was clear Luke had been working hard and he looked much more confident on the ice - at one point urging the crowd to clap along to the routine.
Former Pussycat Doll Ashley Roberts said: "I loved the bit at the beginning when you were punching then you threw down your gloves and said right I am ready to party tonight.
"You had team camaraderie happening and I love that. Great performance and in your defence I think you had one of the toughest props tonight you could have dropped it, it could have tangled and you made it work and you did it well."
Last week Luke and "nasty" judge Jason Gardiner ended up in a bit of a tiff but this week it was all praise from the Australian choreographer.
Jason, who has caused controversy in the past with his insults, told Luke he had "turned a corner".
He said: "Clearly you were in your comfort zone and it was great to see you in control of a very difficult prop but you handled it with such aplomb and such attack. I loved the way that you went from using it in its intended purpose but also then into its artistic purpose as a prop so well done to you tonight."
Luke will now compete against fellow Olympian Beth Tweddle, rugby player Gareth Thomas and actor Matt Lapinskas in the semi final, which will take place next Sunday night on ITV1.