Actress Gemma Bissix has become the second celebrity contestant evicted from Dancing On Ice.

The former Hollyoaks and Eastenders star was voted off the ITV1 talent show after the judging panel unanimously saved model Melinda Messenger in the skate-off.

"I'm coming back every week," said Gemma after her exit. "I'm gutted, I just wanted to do another routine."

Gemma and skating partner Andrei Lipanov had scored only 13 points out of 30 for their dance to Celine Dion's The Power of Love and were left in the bottom two following the public vote.

Judge Robin Cousins had earlier said the pair's performance was "an okay start".

"You wanted a challenge and you've certainly got one. Your determination and drive hopefully will keep you in," added Ruthie Henshall.

"You need to work on your nerves, become much more solid. And grace - that's the word of the day."

Gemma becomes the second contestant to leave the new series of Dancing On Ice, after former footballer Graeme Le Saux was voted off last week.


19/01/2009 09:14:13