Jake Quickenden says Joey Essex and Vanessa ‘deserve happiness’ after DOI kiss

Dancing On Ice viewers noticed Joey Essex attempt to kiss his professional skating associate Vanessa Bauer on the finish of their Excessive College Musical routine this weekend.

And after Vanessa pulled away on reside TV, our columnist Jake Quickenden – who was partnered up with Vanessa in 2018 – says “folks have learn an excessive amount of into it” and says it is apparent how a lot Joey, 32, and Vanessa, 26, like one another.

The 34 12 months outdated hit again on the feedback on-line, revealing the second between them was “playful” and he believes that Vanessa did not draw back from the kiss as a rejection.

Jake additionally gave his ideas on who stood out to him probably the most this week, confessing that he thinks Carley Stenson, 40, and her associate Mark Hanretty, 37, have one of the best traces within the competitors to this point.

In his unique OK! column, Jake provides his tackle Mollie Gallagher, 25, being vulnerable to going residence and why he was shocked Siva Kaneswaran, 34, was within the backside two…

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They are a tight-knit bunch

It was very nice being within the viewers watching it reside. It was good getting the gist of what everybody thought, seeing the skaters up shut and private, and listening to the gang’s response to the judges. The ambiance was thrilling.

Clearly, everyone seems to be there to help their very own folks, nevertheless it was a extremely supportive surroundings. You might inform they’re a tight-knit bunch although they’re competing towards one another. It’s good to see.

The gang actually let the judges have it after they don’t agree. I let the judges have it a bit as properly!

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Nile and Mollie had been undermarked

Individuals had been shocked final night time with the outcomes, which made it fascinating as a result of no one is lifeless sure to win it but. There are most likely 4 or 5 of them up there with a very good probability. I believed Nile was undermarked, to be trustworthy. I believed he skated very well. He’s a lot larger than everybody else and he must be marked larger due to every thing he tries in his routines. It’s one other degree of talent.

I additionally suppose Joey and Mollie had been a bit undermarked. I believed their skates had been actually good. Mollie’s was clear, she skated very well. Perhaps it wasn’t nearly as good as final week as she did the headbanger earlier than. Joey’s skate was enjoyable, he didn’t actually have any huge errors. I believed they marked him fairly low. He ought to have been marked half a mark larger.

However they’re the judges for a motive, they know greatest.

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Nobody can do it like Range

Watching Range was mad. They simply do it in a different way from all the remainder, don’t they? They’re such a proficient bunch. We clearly noticed Ash on the ice too, so he proved he can skate in addition to dance. He bought proven up by Perri doing the backflip and confirmed why he’s most likely probably the greatest skaters. I mentioned to Ash, ‘I can’t imagine you let Perri on there with you.’ It was simply so good to observe.

And all the professional dancers had been with them too. There may be no one that has come out from Britain’s Acquired Expertise that may do it like them.

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Mollie might be in hassle

I known as it final week, however sadly Darren went residence. I knew it was his time to go. I did suppose he skated actually properly within the skate-off. However sadly, somebody has bought to go each week. Now, it’s getting somewhat bit extra aggressive.

I don’t suppose Siva deserved to be within the backside two, really. I used to be fairly shocked he was. He had per week off and the week earlier than, I believed, ‘He might be in hassle.’ However he skated very well this week and the skate-off he did was actually good too. He’s improved loads! Did he get some further apply with Chris and Jane or one thing? As a result of he got here again combating! I used to be actually impressed.

I believe subsequent week it might be Mollie and Siva within the backside two, with doubtlessly Mollie going residence. If she has to skate towards Siva, I believe they’d save him as a result of he could also be bringing a bit extra cleanness along with his skating. I don’t need Mollie to go. I’d like to see her go far, however I believe it is going to be between them two subsequent week.

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Joey and Vanessa’s kiss

Joey and Vanessa make such a pleasant couple. I don’t know in the event that they’re formally collectively. I had a chat with them earlier than the present and I actually like Joey – and Vanessa was my associate. If they’re a pair, I’m so completely happy for them. They each deserve a little bit of happiness and so they’re each beautiful folks. For me, the kiss was extra of a playful factor to have fun the top of an ideal efficiency and I believe folks learn into it method an excessive amount of. You’ll be able to inform how shut they’re and it’s beautiful that they’ve a bond.

I believe Joey is simply actually having fun with himself on the present. Vanessa will push him, and preserve him in examine, he’s most likely a bit like me who likes to fiddle a bit.

I believe they each appeared a bit deflated by their rating however you possibly can’t be up there scoring excessive each week.

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Carley and Matt’s traces are one of the best

I believe my standout of the week was Carly. I sat subsequent to Danny and we had a very good chat. She’s simply so clear on the ice. She isn’t doing issues which can be as laborious and difficult as Nile and Joey, however whenever you’re dancing as clear as she is, it doesn’t actually matter. Her traces, shapes and efficiency had been all actually, actually good. I noticed folks on-line saying, ‘I can’t imagine Carly bought larger than Nile.’

I perceive the place they’re coming from as a result of Nile’s routine was more durable, but when he’s as clear as Carly, you possibly can’t actually mark her down. She did the bounce, she did the judges’ problem, and there have been no mishaps. Her and Matt’s traces are most likely one of the best within the competitors.