Mark Rhodes skates off 'Dancing on Ice'

Mark Rhodes skates off 'Dancing on Ice'

Children's TV presenter Mark Rhodes became the third celebrity to leave Dancing On Ice after he lost a skate-off against Dallas star Charlene Tilton.

The pair had to dance with their partners for the second time during the movie-themed evening after a combination of the judges' marks and viewers' votes put them in the bottom two of the contestants on the ITV1 show.

Head judge Robin Cousins said: "Mark, it's been fun having you around, but I save Charlene." 

Another judge, Louie Spence, said: "I love your spirit Mark, but the stronger performance was Charlene." 

Mark said: "I'm absolutely gutted, but I was at the bottom in the first week, next to bottom second week, it makes sense for me to be in the skate-off.

"Charlene skated the second time absolutely brilliantly, and I messed up, so I'm absolutely fine with it." 

He praised partner Frankie, saying she had been working with "limited resources".

The joint best score from the judges - and highest judges' scores of the series so far - went to Hollyoaks star Jorgie Porter with her partner Matt Evers, whose 21.5 was matched by Emmerdale actor Matthew Wolfenden and Nina Ulanova.

photo:©Rex

Monday January 23, 2012

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