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Jessica Sansome & Tom Vigar

ITV Dancing on Ice fans call for 'ban' as they fume over Mollie Gallagher's score

Dancing on Ice fans have demanded a major ban following Coronation Street star Mollie Gallagher's performance and her scores from the judges. The actress impressed many viewers during week five of the ITV skating competition, but others said one of her moves was dangerous, the Manchester Evening News reports.

It was 'icons week' on the show, with celebrities and their professional skating partners paying tribute to some of music's biggest stars. Ex-Eastenders star Patsy Palmer, who performed as the Spice Girls' Geri Horner, became the fourth celebrity contestant to be eliminated from the show.

The 50-year-old actress and her professional partner Matt Evans lost out to Darren Harriot, 34, and skating pro Tippy Packard in the skate-off, with the four judges unanimously deciding to save Darren, praising his technique. Patsy, who is now a DJ in the US, said: “I’ve met the best people ever and we’ve been like one big family. Everyone on this show (is a) truly beautiful (person).”

READ MORE: ITV Dancing On Ice star Patsy Palmer issues 'sorry' message during live show

Topping the judges' table for a fourth time was former Olympic gymnast Nile Wilson, 27, who received 36 points for his performance to Robbie Williams' song Let Me Entertain You with partner Olivia Smart. West End star Carley Stenson, who channelled her inner Dusty Springfield, got the second highest judges' score on Sunday night.

Drag queen The Vivienne, who performed as James Lee Williams, gained 33.5 points and TV personality Joewy Essex got 33 points. Mollie also broke the 30 point mark with a score of 30.5, but many viewers felt she should should have scored higher for her performance as American singer Billie Eilish.

The 25-year-old, who plays goth Nina Lucas in Coronation Street, took on judge Christopher Dean's challenge to perform the frightening headbanger move, becoming the first celeb this series to do so. The move saw Mollie swung by her ankles by partner Sylvain Longchambon, with her face just inches from the ice.

Afterwards, many people flocked to social media to slam the judges' decision to give her a score of 7.5. @Janinessharon said: "So she literally slays the headbanger, risks her life but 3/4 of the judges think it’s 7.5 worthy. make it make sense dorlin #DancingOnIce.”

Mollie took on Christopher Dean's challenge of performing the headbanger move (ITV)

@Shrimpsy291 tweeted: "That score for mollie and syvaine was ridiculous!! Spin and headbanger fgs what’s she got to do to get decent scores #DancingOnIce." @Sproutjoons commented: "Uhh mollie should have been getting AT LEAST 8s across the board for that... she skated so well and she did a bloody headbanger!! #DancingOnIce."

But others called for the dangerous and difficult move to be banned. @Criticalpete1 tweeted: "Ban the head banger. Only time before someone smashes their head for entertainment. #DancingOnIce." @HiftleJanice echoed: "#DancingOnIce I absolutely hate the headbanger. It should be banned. Just too dangerous and not necessary."

@Kittycatkirby added: "@Dancingonice I am shocked the headbanger hasn’t been banned yet. I absolutely hate it. It’s an ugly & dangerous move."


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