DANCING On Ice star Ryan Thomas spoke of his ’embarrassment’ after falling over twice in tonight’s show.
The former Coronation Street star was left with a bruised ego after he smashed onto the ice during musicals week.
He spoke of the moment he lost his footing: “I’ve not hurt myself, I just hope my kids aren’t watching this one because it’s so embarrassing.”
It sparked debate on X, formerly known as Twitter, with fans suggesting favouritism on the show.
They felt that fellow skater Roxy Shahidi was marked too low after she got a score of just 5.
“Sorry but ryan fell twice and got a better score. Talk about favouritism. I enjoyed that dance. Wasn’t really anything wrong with it.
A second added: “I don’t understand the marking on this show. Two of the judges looked as if they just don’t like Roxy, full stop. #DancingOnIce”
Ryan, who is paired with pro skater Amani Fancy, hasn’t had the best luck on the show.
Last weekend he performed a raunchy Tango as part of the show’s dance week.
But his confidence was knocked during the Saturday dress rehearsal when he dropped Amani.
The actor said he was riddled with guilt after dropping Amani and was visibly shocked by what had happened.
During preparations for the steamy routine, Ryan became unsteady on his feet and he and Amani crashed to the ice at one of the show’s most crucial points.
Checking in that she was okay, the former Coronation Street actor was visibly shocked at what had happened.
He said to Amani: “I’m so sorry.”
Ryan then went on to tell the camera: “[I feel] pure guilt because it’s all my fault.”
Thankfully, as they took to the ice for their live performance, it appeared to go without a hitch.
Ryan donned a see-though shirt for the skate as he performed a raunchy Tango as part of the show’s dance week.
Despite the rehearsal mishap, the judges were left thoroughly impressed by the pair as they received an overall score of 29.
Ryan’s odds of winning the show have taken a battering, and he’s dropped from being the favourite to joint third alongside Miles Nazaire.