Dancing on Ice 2021 is finally upon us, and many fans are casting their minds back to last year’s truly memorable series, which saw injuries, marriage proposals, and some tense pairings.
2020 has one of the tightest finals in history, with Joe Swash, Libby Clegg, and Perri Kiely all scoring a perfect 40 from the judges for their final routines.
Diversity’s Perri pulled off a death-defying backflip while Joe quickly bounced back from a nasty injury, which had curtailed his rehearsals earlier in the week.
But there could only be one winner – so, who was it?
Who won Dancing On Ice 2020?
Joe Swash beat the odds to be declared the winner of Dancing On Ice 2020.
The former EastEnders actor and his pro partner Alex Murphy managed to win over the hearts of the nation, scoring highest in the viewers’ vote.
When the result was called, an ecstatic Joe high-fived host Phillip Schofield and gushed: ‘Honestly, this is the most amazing experience…’
Diversity star Perri Kiely came second, with Paralympian Libby Clegg coming third.
Libby was eliminated first, whittling the competition down to just Joe and Perri.
Upon hearing the result, Perri praised Joe, saying: ‘I’ve honestly achieved everything I wanted to. Joe has come so far, and I honestly feel like I’ve made a friend for life with Joe.’
Joe’s routines included a silent movie-themed show dance as a Charlie Chaplin-esque character on the run from police.
He paid tribute to his friend Caroline Flack using background props, namely, a poster reading ‘Be Kind’ – the phrase that has been widely adopted as a mark of respect to the late Love Island host.
This performance, as well as his second one – a routine set to Nice to Meet Ya – earned the pair a perfect 40 score.
The winner of the series – aka Joe and Alex – get to take home the coveted trophy and keep the title of series winner.
Now, the nation is watching in anticipation to find out who will be crowned the winner of Dancing on Ice 2021 become Joe Swash’s successor.
Dancing On Ice 2021 launches on Sunday, January 17, at 6pm on ITV.
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