'I really did want to stay' Maura Higgins is the latest skater to get eliminated from Dancing On Ice
Maura Higgins is the latest skater to get eliminated from Dancing On Ice.
On last night's episode, the former Love Island star broke down in tears as she was voted off the show by the judges.
It was a split between the judges as to who wanted to save her and who wanted to send her home. Jordan Banjo and John Barrowman voted to save the star while Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean both wanted to send Maura home.
And since Christopher Dean was the show's head judge for the night, Maura unfortunately was sent packing.
Explaining his decision, Christopher said:
"Maura, your performance tonight was really strong, Libby you were consistent and strong as usual.
"So I am saving who I believe is the strongest skater."
Maura was skating against paralympian Libby Clegg for her chance to stay in the competition.
Breaking down, the 29-year-old admitted that she didn't want her time in the competition to come to an end.
"I really did want to stay" Maura said tearful before crying in towards her professional partner, Alexander Demetriou.
Feeling for Maura, Alexander gave his dancing partner praise saying:
"This girl is one of the greatest women I've ever met."
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Speaking about her time on Dancing On Ice last week, Maura revealed she was "overwhelmed" by the support of her family, friends and fans.
She also revealed that the show made her "so happy" and so, last night was an emotional farewell to the project she has been working on since before Christmas.