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Charlotte Tutton

Dancing On Ice viewers in meltdown as Corrie's Roy Cropper appears and drops spoiler

Dancing On Ice 2023 viewers saw a familiar face in the live audience of the show on Sunday night, and they couldn't contain their excitement.

As the line-up took to the rink once more, Coronation Street star Mollie Gallagher was supported by her co-star David Neilson.

Corrie's Roy Cropper spoke to host Holly Willoughby about Mollie, and also dropped a little soap spoiler along the way.

Holly joked it was an exclusive, as he teased Mollie's character Nina Lucas may be absent from the soap temporarily amid her taking on the skating show.

He then teased he had replaced her with "a little friend", hinting at a new pet for Roy - while this was not confirmed.

Dancing On Ice 2023 viewers saw a familiar face in the live audience of the show on Sunday night (ITV)

Viewers couldn't believe their eyes as they witnessed Roy sat in the crowd, with many pleased to see him there backing his co-star.

Taking to Twitter, one stunned viewer said: "Actual roy cropper in the audience."

Another fan tweeted: "It's weird seeing Roy cropper without his shopping bag lol."

A third fan commented: "Aw Roy’s here," as a fourth wrote: "Great to see a supportive Roy."

One viewer simply wrote: "ROY," as others called for the actor to take part in the next series.

Roy Cropper actor David Neilson with co-star Mollie Gallagher (ITV)

It comes as Darren Harriott was the fifth star to leave Dancing On Ice after a tense skate-off against Siva Kaneswaran last week.

"I lasted a lot longer than I expected. I thought I'd be out before the show started," Darren said.

"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 and said: "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.

"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." one person said.

Tippy Packard and Darren Harriott left the show in the last episode (ITV)

Another added: "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 previously couldn't perform due to an illness and said that he was "gutted" after being forced to pull out.

A week prior to Darren’s exit, EastEnders star Patsy Palmer was eliminated while Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu was voted off the week before.

Michelle Heaton and John Fashanu were the first stars to leave the current series in weeks two and three.

Dancing On Ice airs Sundays at 6:30pm on ITV1 and ITVX.

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