Dancing on Ice’s Jayne Torvill sobs with pride over Libby Clegg’s performance

Dancing on Ice judge Jayne Torvill, 62, sobbed with emotion on Sunday night's show final.

The Olympic skater – turned TV judge – teared up after Libby Clegg took to the ice for her second and final dance of the evening.

After athlete Libby, 29, and her skating partner Mark Hanretty rocked the rink Jayne was left speechless.

Following the routine the judges all awarded paralympian Libby ten out of ten – resulting in her receiving a full forty out of forty.


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Libby gushed about feeling privileged about being on the show before host Phil Schofield announced: "It’s been amazing and Jayne was really quiet emotional then."

The camera then showed Jayne nodding in agreement before gesturing that she was speechless.

Phil continued: “She still is.”

He then added: “She is done, she is done.”

Co-host Holly Willoughby then added: “Aww Jayne!”


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Libby came in third on Sunday's Dancing On Ice final.

After it was the announced that she was not in the final two her supporters rushed to Twitter to commend the sportswoman.

One penned: "Well done to Libby for how far she has come and is an inspiration to so many people!"

Another typed: "@libbyclegg you are my hero and inspiration. @mark_hanretty Libby was so lucky to be partnered with you, surely the best teacher and most sincere person in the world. You’re my winners."

"Very special to watch Libby and Mark do a routine based on her career she's done amazingly well throughout the series especially as its got harder nothing has stood in her way #DancingOnIce ," added another.

An inspired viewer micro-blogged: "An inspirational lady Congratulations to you Libby but how amazing has Mark been to guide her safely through the routines also inspirational!"

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