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Comedian Darren Harriott becomes fifth celebrity to leave Dancing On Ice after tense skate off

Comedian Darren Harriott has become the fifth celebrity to leave Dancing on Ice.

The stars and their professional partners performed a series of routines during movie week. Ice skating icons Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean were on the judging panel along with Ashley Banjo and Oti Mabuse.

Darren Harriott and Tippy Packard took on Siva Kaneswaran and Klabera Komini in the skate off on Sunday evening. Darren was eliminated and become the fifth celebrity to leave the ITV competition.

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The judges chose to save Siva, who was a member of boy band The Wanted, and he will now take part in the Props Week next weekend.

Darren said: "I lasted a lot longer than I expected. I thought I'd be out before the show started. Honestly, thank you, thank you to everyone. I've never skated before. Everyone's been so nice, all the pros and all the celebs.

He went on to praise professional partner Tippy saying: "I've never met anybody like Tippy... Her enthusiasm!"

Fans took to Twitter to say their goodbyes after watching Darren skate for the last time.

One person posted: "What a lovely genuine guy Darren seems, he did so well too! Great to see the progression especially when he’s never done anything like it before."

Darren Harriott and Tippy Packard (Matt Frost/ITV/REX/Shutterstock)

Another commented: "Sad to see Darren and Tippy go," while one wrote: "Nice of Darren to give a little shoutout for Tippy, given how badly this show usually treats the pros. He wasn’t great but will miss him."

Siva was forced to withdraw from last week's live show after falling ill. He said he was "gutted" after being forced to pull out at the 11th hour.

Meanwhile, Joey Essex sparked concern after he shared a glimpse of an injury which he got while training recently. He revealed he was laid up in bed with a wound to his leg.

The injury appeared so bad that Joey added an ice skate emoji over his bare foot to shield fans from what lay beneath. While the upper half of Joey's leg was wrapped up in a black bandage.

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