OLYMPIC gymnast and three-times world champion Beth Tweddle already has a skating move named after her, following her debut performance on ITV’s Dancing on Ice last Sunday evening.
The ‘Tweddle Tip’ involved Beth balancing on partner Daniel Whiston’s thighs and leaning over into a sideways splits.
The former Queen’s School girl, who won a bronze medal at the London 2012 Olympics, has already been spotted training at Deeside ice skating rink for her role in the TV talent show.
Wearing a mint and lilac butterfly-hemmed skating dress, the UK’s most decorated gymnast took to the ice with double series winner Whiston, who said he was determined to make this a hat-trick.
The duo’s routine to Ellie Goulding’s Anything Could Happen was technically strong and fellow Olympian and world champion Robin Cousins, head judge, was impressed with Beth’s crossovers, Mohawks, turns and skating alone in week one of the TV contest. He gave her a score of 6.5.
Unfortunately for Beth, 27, fellow judge Jason Gardiner, the baddie on the panel, was ‘bored to Beth’ by her performance, describing it as ‘robotic’. His score was a meagre 3.5.
The panel was split right down the middle with ice dancer Karen Barber agreeing with Cousins’s 6.5 score and Pussycat Doll Ashley Roberts siding with the cynical Jason.
Despite the scores, Beth and Dan ended the show with 21 points, in second place behind Eastenders actor Matt Lapinskas and his partner Brianne Delcourt.
On a light-hearted note, Beth, of Bunbury, tweeted followers asking how many hair grips they thought she had used to hold up her coiffure for the show – the answer was 109!
Former Baywatch star Pamela Anderson was the first celebrity to leave the show after a skate-off with TV presenter Keith Chegwin.