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James Jordan wins Dancing On Ice and viewer reaction is mixed

It was a spectacular final

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Former Strictly Come Dancing star James Jordan and his professional partner Alexandra Schauman have won Dancing On Ice 2019.

They lifted the trophy following a hard-fought competition against Wes Nelson and Vanessa Bauer.

The night saw each couple perform three routines, including their own take on Torvill and Dean’s iconic Bolero.

Wes and Vanessa gave great performances (Credit: ITV)

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Lifting the trophy, James – who was nursing a shoulder injury said: “I can’t believe it. Oh my Gosh. I couldn’t have given it any more.”

After James and Alexandra performed their Bolero, Christopher Dean told them it was one of “the best” he had ever seen performed in the history of the show.

And when Wes and Vanessa left the ice after their own final skate, the Love Island star admitted their routine had been one of the highlights of his life.

He said: “I can’t describe the feeling, that was the best thing I’ve ever done.”

Earlier in the evening, Saara Aalto and her partner Hamish Gaman finished third following a fun-filled routine to Britney Spears’ Circus and their favourite routine of the series, Puppet on a String from week five.

Saara missed out on the Bolero (Credit: ITV)

Although they missed out on a chance to perform their Bolero routine, they weren’t too upset.

After the result was announced, Saara said: “I feel so good, this was the best night for us. thank you Hamish.”

The final also saw the return of all this year’s contestants and their professional partners as they took to the ice for one last skate.

Gemma came back with Matt! (Credit: ITV)

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Following a week of uncertainty following her row with Jason Gardiner, Gemma Collins did make it back to take a spin with Matt Evers.

Opinion was mixed as to whether the best man won…

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