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Dancing On Ice star accuses judges of ‘undermarking’ performance

Not too happy with the final score

Dancing On Ice pro Matt Evers has accused the judges of “undermarking” his performance with Candice Brown.

Former Great British Bake Off winner Candice took to the ice with Matt on Sunday night for their debut performance of the series.

But unfortunately for them, they ended up bottom of the scoreboard with 13 points.

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Candice and Matt appeared on Lorraine on Monday morning (Credit: ITV)

It means they’ll be in next week’s skate off against whichever couple end up bottom of the leaderboard on Sunday night.

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Appearing on Lorraine via video link from their training rink this morning, Matt said: “I have to agree with the public. I think she was a little bit undermarked. She had zero mistakes.”

Matt went on to say that even though Candice isn’t yet as technically skilled as Kem Cetinay or Jake Quickenden, who topped the leaderboard, she still put in a solid performance.

“Yes, her basic aren’t like Jake or Kem’s, but there were zero mistakes,” he said.

“She absolutely nailed that performance above anyone else who competed last night.”

Matt said Candice “nailed” her performance (Credit: ITV)

Candice then chipped in to say she’ll take what the judges told her in their remarks on board as she prepares for the skate off.

“It will be a week of hard work,” she said.

“We will pick up on all those points and the things the judges said. I take feedback and criticism and want to show I can listen to instruction.

“I have the best teacher, so bring it on!”

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Candice and Matt performed their skate to Etta James’ At Last (Credit: ITV)

Matt then pointed out the judges and viewers need to appreciate that just over a year ago Candice was a complete stranger to the showbiz world.

“Only 13 months ago she was still a schoolteacher,” he said.

“We have to take that into consideration, that this environment, for her, is so foreign. So it’s a matter of going and working hard this week.”

They received 13 points for their first skate (Credit: ITV)

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Candice and Matt performed their first skate to the Etta James classic At Last.

But they finished bottom of the night’s scoreboard after receiving just 13 points in total from judges Jason Gardiner, Jayne Torvill, Christopher Dean and Ashley Banjo.