Bunbury’s favourite ice queen Beth Tweddle added another bronze accolade to her collection when she was placed third in ITV’s Dancing on Ice Grand Final.
The Olympic champion was the first celebrity to be voted off the skating show’s last ever episode after losing out to Ray Quinn and Hayley Tamaddon.
Earlier in the night she earned a perfect 40 score and high praise from the judges with a confident and high powered performance of Beyonce's Run The World ( Girls ), in which she was joined on the rink by a tiger mascot.
Even judge Jason Gardiner who in previous weeks had marked Beth down for a ‘lack of personality’ in her performances, was full of kudos, saying: “You had it all. I couldn't tell you apart from the pros.”
Later, the 28-year-old donned Scottish tartan for a rousing skate to Hey Brother , but it wasn’t enough to win over the public, who voted her out first.
“I've loved every single minute” she told presenter Phillip Schofield alongside dance partner Lukasz Rozycki.
“There are so many people who have helped me get there that I don't even know what to say.”
Only moments before, Beth's parents Ann and Jerry had spoken to co-host Christine Bleakley of how proud they were of their daughter.
But the former Queen’s School student won’t be hanging up her skates just yet; she now has the Dancing on Ice tour to start.
Speaking to The Chronicle , which she thanked for consistent support throughout the competition, Beth said: “I am sad the show is over but I am really looking forward to starting the tour now.
“There were so many highlights, getting to skate and work with Jayne and Chris, working with Lukasz and performing in the Grand Final
“I will definitely keep up my skating . I love the fact there is still so much to learn.”
And what’s next for Beth after she finishes the tour?
“I’ve got no plans at the minute - just the tour and then a holiday!
“But I also want to say a big thank you to everyone who has been supporting me and Lukasz. We loved the whole journey and hope you did too.”