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Dancing On Ice fans fume over Torvill and Dean’s ‘ridiculous’ scoring of Brendan Cole

Brendan managed to receive the first nine of the series

Dancing On Ice viewers were left fuming over Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean‘s scoring of Brendan Cole last night (January 30).

The former Strictly star took to the ice alongside partner, Vanessa Bauer, as they performed a routine to Shallow from A Star Is Born.

And they certainly managed to impress the judges.

Dancing On Ice star Brendan Cole
Brendan Cole and skating partner Vanessa Bauer on Dancing On Ice (Credit: ITV)

Dancing On Ice: Brendan Cole receives the first nine

Ashley Banjo scored Brendan a nine for the incredible routine.

The Diversity star said: “I had to go there. I know that we are really early on in the competition but for me, it was the interpretation of the music. Elegantly and beautifully performed for me.”

Oti Mabuse awarded 8.5, while Jayne and Christoper opted for 8.

I want to push you to be better

Christopher called Brendan’s skating “sublime”, before adding: “I wanted more content and more choreography. I wanted you to intwine together and move around.”

He continued: “I want to push you to be better.”

Jayne said: “I thought it was beautifully skated and performed, but I want to see more content and more difficultly moving forward.”

Dancing On Ice judges judging Brendan Cole
Jayne and Christopher awarded Brendan an eight (Credit: ITV)

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Despite some criticism, Brendan and Vanessa appeared happy with the comments.

The pro dancer shared: “It’s so beautiful to be on the ice. I watch Vanessa, I watch these skaters doing such beauty. I love it. That was a lovely one.”

However, some viewers were unimpressed with some of the judges’ comments.

How did DOI viewers respond?

DOI viewers took to Twitter to hit out at Jayne and Christopher’s judging.

One shared: “Brendan’s score from Jayne and Chris was ridiculous. They DO know that making it look effortless is part of it? He was sublime.”

Another added: “Chris is being very harsh on Brendan just saying. No way was that routine worth an 8.0 #DancingOnIce.”

A third fumed: “How can Sally get 6.5 and Brendan gets 8 from Torvill & Dean – jeez! He’s skating on his own, she was dragged around the ice #DancingOnIce.”

A fourth tweeted: “Chris wants to push Brendan to be better really? How much more can he possibly do seriously? Not every week is going to be all out. It’s like Jayne & Chris somehow expects so much more for him, to be up to their standards. It’s still early days, relax slightly guys.”

A fifth posted: “How can you mark down a celebrity for lack of content/difficulty in choreography? Surely that’s the pro dancers issue?! Personally think Brendan & Vanessa’s performance was beautiful!”

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However, others were simply blown away by Brendan’s routine.

One wrote: “Awesome job tonight Brendan. Smooth, emotional, great storytelling, simply flawless. I don’t think it needed to be any more complicated, as @OtiMabuse said, less is more.”

A second agreed: “Wow, Brendan made that look effortless! #DancingOnIce.”

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