Kevin Kilbane avoided getting the boot on Dancing On Ice 2020 yesterday, after finding himself in the skate-off with partner and girlfriend, Brianne Delcourt. However, the couple were saved by the panel over Lucrezia Millarini and Brendyn Hatfield.
I just need to say what a lovely chap Kevin Kilbane is
The newsreader, 43, has since spoken out to defend her rival and former professional footballer, 42.
Taking to Twitter today, she said she had heard “a lot of people” saying she should have been the one that was saved.
However, the ITV News favourite told her 12,000 followers that the “lovely” sportsman also deserved to stay in the competition.
Lucrezia urged him to make her proud when he takes to rink once again this weekend with Brianne, 38.
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Kevin Kilbane: Dancing On Ice 2020's Lucrezia Millarini has defended the sportsman on Twitter (Image: WENN • ITV)
Kevin Kilbane was in the Dancing On Ice 2020 skate off with Lucrezia Millarini last night (Image: ITV)
The ITV journalist had stated: “A lot of people saying @BrendynHatfield and I shouldn’t have gone last night.
“But I just need to say what a lovely chap @kdkilbane77 is.”
Lucrezia went on: “He has also worked hard with @Brianne_TV and he better do me proud next week! @dancingonice #dancingonice #friends #Classof2020.”
Kevin later replied to his colleague in view of his own 91,000 followers: “I’ll do my best Lu…!”
Kevin Kilbane: Dancing On Ice 2020's Lucrezia Millarini spoke out on Twitter (Image: TWITTER)