Bunbury ice queen Beth Tweddle makes big 80s impression on Dancing On Ice judges
It wasn't just the 1980s that made a comeback in last week’s Dancing on Ice.
Bunbury’s own ice queen Beth Tweddle also proved she was well and truly back on track in the skating competition, which last week focused on the year 1984, a nod to Torvill and Dean who are celebrating 30 years since they won gold at the Winter Olympics in Sarajevo.
Despite losing out to Coronation Street star Hayley Tamaddon in the previous week’s duel competition, Beth showed she had taken on board the judges’ previous comments about letting go and gave a fun-filled, retro performance to Cyndi Lauper’s ‘ Girls Just Wanna Have Fun ’.
The 28-year-old Olympic medallist had admitted she’d found the previous week the ‘toughest week of the competition yet’ and vowed to let herself go and have fun in 80s week.
The judges certainly approved, awarding Beth 34.5 out of 40.
“Each week we listen to the judges comments and take them on board,” said Beth, speaking exclusively to The Chronicle .
“We had been given a fun track and I had to make the most of it! I really enjoyed performing this track and loved the whole look from outfit to hair.
“Each week is getting more and more challenging but for me I just want to accept that challenge each week and see what I can produce by Sunday.
“It’s so difficult now with just six champions left but we will see.”
BETH Tweddle pledged her support for this year’s Safer Internet Day, which took place on Tuesday.
Beth took part in a question-and-answer session with a panel of young people on the day, discussing the theme of Let’s Create a Better Internet Together.
Beth said: “It’s really important young people feel safe and empowered online and know how to report anything that upsets them or to tell an adult.
“It’s also vital that parents feel confident enough to discuss online safety with their children. It’s why I’m supporting the day to help raise awareness of what to do and all the help that’s available.”
Beth is no stranger to online abuse, having faced unkind remarks from internet trolls during a Twitter Q&A session she held with Sky Sports in January.
But when many of Beth’s fans attacked the trolls in turn, many contacted the star gymnast to apologise for their actions.