Robin Cousins: Lucy Was the Better Skater on Dancing on Ice


Dancing on Ice head judge Robin Cousins has defended the judge's decision to vote of Daniella Westbrook on Sunday's show.

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Speaking on This Morning Cousins said that Gary Lucy was the better skater of the two.

He told presenter Holly Willoughby and Phillip Scofield that "From a skating point of view there was no contest. Gary is head and shoulders above all of the other contestants in terms of basic skating skill.

"This is a skating competition at the end of the day and Danniella was a fantasic performer who gives great energy, but as Nicky Slater said a lot of what she was doing was static."

Adding that "Gary's skating quality is what took him through. Christopher Dean spoke to me in the hallway and said that I had also thought that Gary deserved to go to the final.

"The fall happened at the end of the routine and even if it had occurred during the middle, there was still more technical difficulty in their routine."

Daniella was booted off Sunday's show after landing up in the dance off with Bill star Gary Lucy. She was joint bottom of the leaderboard alongside Kieron Richardson after scoring 23 points with the judges.
Robin Cousins gave his casting vote to Gary Lucy and his professional partner Maria Filippov's skate-off performance, even though the couple fell at the end of their routine.

Gary Lucy will now join favourite Hayley Tamaddon and Hollyoaks actor Kieron Richardson on Sunday's final.

Emmerdale actress Tamaddon is still favourite with the bookies to skate off with the crown with Betdaq offering odds of 21/100 that she'll be the one to win the crown.

However, with Hayley the clear favourite to win the race is now on to see who will come second and William Hill can't choose between Kieron Richardson and Gary Lucy with odds of 5/6 on both of them. Betfair reckon that without Hayley the best bet is Kieron Richardson with odds of 57/100 while Gary Lucy is priced at 29/50.

All odds correct at time of writing and are subject to change

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