Each week Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield front each episode of Dancing on Ice live from the rink. Tonight was no different and following Maura Higgins’ performance this evening, she joined the presenting duo off the ice to hear what the judges thought of her performance. She racked up a respectable score of 28, prompting Holly to quip she’d “beaten” her pal and fellow contestant Joe Swash but there was just one problem: he hadn’t taken to the ice yet.
Over the past few weeks, Joe and Maura have built a strong friendship behind the scene of Dancing on Ice.
So much so, the pair regularly tease one another in a competitive manner, both trying to best the other on the ice.
In tonight’s episode, ITV viewers got to see their friendship firsthand in a VT before Maura’s performance, showing them both take jibes at one another during rehearsals.
And after she’d performed on the ice, the judges rewarded her with a score of 28 out of 40.
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Dancing on Ice 2020: Holly baffled fans (Image: ITV)
The total was Maura’s highest of the series so far and the Love Island star looked on track to outperform Joe.
The former EastEnders star was scheduled to perform later on in the show so fans would have to stay tuned to see if Joe could to Maura’s score (which he did).
However, when Holly and Phil discussed Maura’s score with her, Holly left fans baffled when she