Melinda Messenger - Celebrities attend the cosmetics brand party to launch its new fragrance 'Only You.' at the Mint Leaf Restaurant & Bar, Suffolk Place, Haymarket, London at Mint Leaf Restaurant & Bar, Suffolk Place, Haymarket, London - London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 5th April 2016
Former model Melinda Messenger has become the seventh celebrity voted off ITV1's Dancing on Ice after losing out in a skate-off.
Messenger found herself in the bottom two for the fourth time on the talent show and skated for the last time as the judging panel opted to save former Liberty X singer Jessica Taylor and partner Pavel Aubrecht.
Messenger's departure leaves just six celebrities - Coleen Nolan, Donal MacIntyre, Ray Quinn, Roxanne Pallet, Zoe Salmon and Taylor - in the fourth series of the celebrity reality contest.
"It's been absolutely brilliant, I've loved every second," Melinda said after her exit on Sunday night.
"Thanks to [coaches] Jayne [Torvill], Chris [Dean], the team and especially [dance partner] Fred [Palascak] for being so very kind and very patient!"
Judge Nicky Slater said Messenger had "brightened the show" but was "not strong enough against Jessica".
Former X Factor contestant Ray Quinn remains the favourite, following his perfect score of 30 last week with a 29.5 after a dance to Rock Around the Clock.
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Ellery Hanley has been voted off ITV1's Dancing on Ice after a costly slip in the skate-off with Melinda Messenger.
Nicky Slater was the only judge from the five-strong panel to vote for the former rugby star, as Melinda survived to skate another day.
Hanley, 47, landed on his backside during a suspect interpretation of Come on Aileen; part of the show's 80s theme on the 25th anniversary of Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean's Olympic gold-winning Bolero performance.
"Congratulations to Mel," Ellery said. "She really had an amazing skate tonight.
"And it's been really joyful to work with Jane and Chris, they're lovely people. I also have to thank [skate partner] Frankie [Poulteney] who'll be my friend forever."
Seven celebrities remain on the show, with singer Ray Quinn the favourite to emerge victorious.
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Melinda Messenger has claimed taking part in the reality show Dancing on Ice has saved her marriage.
The celebrity skater told the Sun newspaper she and her husband Wayne were also now planning on renewing their vows.
The pair split up last year after nine years of marriage but the former glamour model believes her stint on Dancing on Ice has brought the couple closer together.
"This has been the most brilliant thing for all of us, its made us massively closer," she told the newspaper.
"Last year was hard for all of us. So it's nice to be immersed in something that is really fun and exciting and difficult. My head can't go anywhere else - I have to be completely focused on the skating."
"It's a welcome relief from the distresses of last year and it helps us put everything else aside."
And Melinda admitted during the interview with the Sun the pair were now talking of renewing their wedding vows.
"We got married in Bali with 30 people with us, but now we think it might be nice to do something that's a big celebration and get everyone together," she added.
The pair have three children together Morgan, eight, Flynn, six, and Evie, five.
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Children's television presenter Michael Underwood has become the fourth contestant voted off ITV1's Dancing On Ice.
The 33-year-old and skating partner Melissa Lambert faced a skate-off against Melinda Messenger and her partner Fred Palascak after the public vote left the two couples at the bottom of the league table.
Melinda and Michael each received two votes from the judging panel before Robin Cousins' casting vote saved the model, sending Michael out of the competition.
The children's TV host was a contestant on the 2008 series of Dancing On Ice but was forced to withdraw from the show after suffering a broken ankle.
"I had a brilliant time and it was great to come back," he said after being eliminated on Sunday February 1st.
His exit came after he and Melanie had achieved their highest score of the series, with 18 points from a possible 30 after dancing to Kiss by Prince.
Former Eastenders actor Todd Carty had earlier received the lowest score from the judging panel, with only 7.5 points from 30 after dancing with skating partner Susie Lipanova to the Police's Every Breath You Take.
However, his shambolic performances have charmed the public and he has been compared to Strictly Come Dancing contestant John Sergeant, who remained on the BBC1 reality show in spite of his lack of dancing prowess.
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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.
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Actors Todd Carty and Roxanne Pallett are among the celebrities confirmed to take part in the new series of Dancing on Ice.
The Eastenders and Emmerdale stars are part of a roster of 13 celebrities set to don their skates for the fourth season of the ITV1 show.
Also among the contestants are sporting greats Ellery Hanley and Graeme Le Saux while singers Ray Quinn and Jessica Taylor will also hit the ice on Sunday January 11th.
Completing the female lineup is ex-EastEnders and Hollyoaks actress Gemma Bissix, presenter and model Melinda Messenger, Loose Women host Coleen Nolan and Blue Peter presenter Zoe Salmon.
And the remaining male competitors have been revealed as actor and TV presenter Jeremy Edwards, investigative reporter Donal MacIntyre and children's TV anchor Michael Underwood, who was forced to withdraw from last year's series after suffering a broken ankle.
The 13 participants will aim to emulate the skating feats of previous winners Gaynor Faye, Kyran Bracken and Suzanne Shaw when series four begins on ITV1 at 19:00 GMT on Sunday January 11th.
Presenters Philip Schofield and Holly Willoughby are back as well as the judging panel of Jason Gardiner, Nicky Slater, Karen Barber, Ruthie Henshall and Robin Cousins.
The new series also includes the return of the Ice Star competition, with ice skating legends Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean searching for the most original ice acts in the UK.
The winner will be handed a chance to perform in the Dancing on Ice final and on the Dancing on Ice tour.
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