Dancing On Ice fans reckon Lou Sanders is receiving unnecessarily ‘harsh’ comments (Picture: Kieron McCarron/ITV/Shutterstock)
Fans of the ITV skating show reckon the panel – Ashley Banjo, Oti Mabuse, Jayne Torvill, and Christopher Dean – ‘have it in for’ Lou, as she consistently receives low marks despite not making any major errors.
This week, each star was tasked with performing a different dance style, with ballet and even belly dancing making its way to the ice.
She scored 24.5, with Chris praising her ‘lovely slow lyrical romantic waltz’ as her ‘best skate so far’.
Oti said she was ‘on the right path’, while Jayne urged her: ‘Moving forward, point the toe on the free leg.’
Lou and her pro partner Brendyn Hatfield were ‘undermarked’, according to viewers (Picture: Kieron McCarron/ITV/Shutterstock)
Lou managed to save herself from the skate-off this week (Picture: Kate Green/Getty Images)
Viewers were far from satisfied with Lou’s feedback, though, noticing how she has received negative comments for three weeks running, being criticised for things other skaters have not.
Branding the panel ‘evil’, X user BRATTYBARBl wrote: ‘These judges have it in for Lou… when she does solo skating they give her crap marks and have knocked all her confidence… evil’.
User fansvfavourites blasted: ‘making lou sanders dance a waltz, a dance notorious for being in hold, on a show that regularly penalises women for not skating by themselves was a choice. they want her gone and it’s so obvious. she’ll be getting all my votes’.
‘Why the f**k are the judges constantly low marking Lou?!’, questioned TheMeganHayward.
‘Do the judges hate Lou Sanders or something? What the heck’, asked JMRGBY88.
‘Lou Sanders undermarked for the 3 week running . Shame on the judges!’, raged charters65.
Claire Sweeney became the third star eliminated (Picture: Kieron McCarron/ITV/Shutterstock)
Unfortunately for Lou and Brendyn, their low marks also led to them being in the skate-off.
In a tense bottom two, she skated for survival against Claire Sweeney and her pro partner Colin Grafton.
For their Save Me skate, Lou and Brendyn performed to Try by Pink, while Claire and Colin skated to Take That tune Relight My Fire.
Speaking after the skate-off, Claire thanked her physiotherapist, having sustained an injury earlier in the week which forced her to alter her routine.
The actress, 52, had also said she was happy to just be ‘getting through’ the days after she sprained her rib in rehearsals.
Prior to taking to the ice with Hey Big Spender – in which she also sang live – Claire said that ‘nothing is stopping me’.
She ended up at the bottom of the leaderboard as she scored 23.5, and told presenters Holly Willoughby and Stephen Mulhern: ‘I was trying to be sexy with a dodgy rib, but the show must go on, get on with it.’
Next week, the remaining couples – which include the likes of Ryan Thomas, Amber Davies, Adele Roberts, and Eddie the Eagle – will perform routines from the biggest theatre shows for Musicals Week.
Dancing On Ice continues Sunday at 6:19pm on ITV1 and ITVX.
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