First contestant eliminated from Dancing On Ice

First contestant eliminated from Dancing On Ice

Trisha Goddard has been eliminated from Dancing On Ice.

The TV star and her professional partner Lukasz Rozycki received their marching orders from the ITV competition after a dance-off against Lucrezia Millarini and her partner Brendyn Hatfield.

Goddard told hosts Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield she had done what she had set out to do, although she would have loved to have achieved more.

"I learned to skate," she said, calling Rozycki "the best skating partner".

Goddard found herself in the bottom two after last week's show, when the first half of this year's contestants performed.

The remaining contestants made their debut in front of the judges this Sunday, and newsreader Millarini found herself at the bottom of the group after scoring just 18 out of 40.

Prior to her routine, Goddard, who was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2008, said she would be performing for everyone going through cancer.

She said it would "be about my recovery and continued recovery from breast cancer".

She also made it clear that she wanted the pressure sleeve she wears to show as she skated.

"I wear my scars as a badge," she said.

After the skate-off, judges Jayne Torvill, Christopher Dean, Ashley Banjo and John Barrowman praised Goddard but chose to save Millarini.

Sunday's show also saw performances from model Caprice, Love Islander Maura Higgins, former Blue Peter presenter Radzi Chinyanganya, blind Paralympic champion Libby Clegg and retired footballer Kevin Kilbane.

There was also an appearance from Michael Barrymore, who was supposed to be a contestant this year but had to pull out after hurting himself during training.

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Dancing On Ice Class of 2020: Kevin Kilbane, Caprice, Lucrezia Millarini, Ian 'H' Watkins, Perry Kiely, Christopher Dean, Michael Barrymore, Jayne Torvill, Maura Higgins, Joe Swash, Libby Clegg MBE, Trisha Goddard, Lisa George and Ben Hanlin. Credit: ITV
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 25: Caprice Bourret attends The Summer Party 2019 Presented By Serpentine Galleries And Chanel at The Serpentine Gallery on June 25, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Marsland/WireImage)
Trisha Goddard attending Good Morning Britain's Health Star Awards, held at the Rosewood Hotel in London.
Michael Barrymore leaves the High Court on London, where a judge is to decide the amount of compensation to be paid to the entertainer by Essex Police.
Ben Hanlin performs during the Audio and Radio Industry Awards at the First Direct Arena in Leeds.
Television presenter and actor Joe Swash during a Christmas tea dance at Dumfries House, Cumnock, which the Prince of Wales attended.
Football pundit Kevin Kilbane prior to the Premier League match at St James' Park, Newcastle.
Maura Higgins attending the TV Choice Awards held at the Hilton Hotel, Park Lane, London. Photo credit should read: Isabel Infantes/EMPICS Entertainment
Lucrezia Millarini attends ITV Palooza!, Royal Festival Hall, Southbank, London. Tuesday October 16th, 2018.
Ian 'H' Watkins during a BUILD Series LDN event at the Capper Street Studio in London.
Lisa George attending the British Soap Awards 2019 held at The Lowry, Manchester
Libby Clegg after she was awarded an MBE by the Duke of Cambridge during an Investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace, London.
File photo dated 26/11/17 of dancer Perri Kiely, who will compete in Dancing On Ice and be judged by fellow performer Ashley Banjo.

A video during the programme showed the veteran entertainer heading to training to surprise Chinyanganya, who replaced him in the competition.

He told the contestant: "Love every minute. Do it for yourself and do it for the crowd."

Dancing On Ice continues on ITV.

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