It may have been her toughest week yet on the ice, but that didn’t stop Bunbury’s Beth Tweddle giving it her all.
Week five of ITV1’s Dancing on Ice saw the Olympic medallist go head to head against Coronation Street star Hayley Tamaddon for the hotly anticipated Duel routine.
Aptly, the girl power-esque Duel was skated to Fighter by Christina Aguilera, and both girls didn’t half put up a battle.
Both girls are series champions and both have earned thumbs up from the judges for their performances in the last few weeks, but only one could win – and sadly for 28-year-old Beth, it was a clean sweep for Hayley across the leaderboard.
But despite not earning the top marks in her second routine with partner Lukasz Rozycki either, 28-year-old Beth isn’t too downhearted.
Speaking to The Chronicle , she said she had enjoyed every minute of the Duel and ‘loved’ having another couple on the ice.
“I really enjoyed performing in the Duel. Lukasz and I get on really well with Hayley and Dan and it was always going to be a tough Duel as we both have such different strengths,” she said.
“I loved performing my second routine as Luke and I had put that together ourselves.
“It is always a challenge each week and, with the standard of skaters this year, everyone is going to move around the leaderboard.
“I am looking forward to getting back out there on Sunday and doing my new routine for 80s week and trying to move back up the leaderboard.”
And even though she’s busy training, Beth still found time to pledge her support for this year’s Safer Internet Day which takes place on Tuesday, February 11.
She will attend a Safer Internet Day Q&A with a panel of young people on the day with the aim of discussing the theme of the day: ‘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 and that’s why I’m supporting the day to help raise awareness of what to do and all the help that’s available.”