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Ryan Thomas skated to victory and was crowned Dancing On Ice‘s 2024 winner alongside pro partner Amani Fancy during Sunday’s action packed live final. 

The former Corrie star, 39, beat Made In Chelsea‘s Miles Nazaire and partner Vanessa Bauer, after Adele Roberts finished in third place and Greg Rutherford was forced to quit hours before the show due to injury.

An emotional Ryan choked back tears as he raised the trophy as he paid tribute to his partner saying: ‘I’m just so happy for Amani!’. 

Before turning to the camera and exclaiming: ‘Greg [Rutherford] if your watching at home this trophy’s for you’.

Meanwhile Miles congratulated Ryan and Vanessa as pyrotechnics sparked and gold confetti fell from the ceiling. 

The two finalists battled it out as they performed the iconic Bolero – made famous by Torvill and Dean at the 1984 Winter Olympics.

An emotional Chris gushed over Miles and Vanessa’s interoperation’ of the famous routine and branded it wonderful, saying the reality star had ‘atoned’ for his fall during his previous routine. 

Meanwhile Ryan’s rendition was equally as impressive with Jayne complimenting his ‘seamless skating’.

Ryan Thomas was crowned Dancing On Ice ‘s 2024 winner alongside his pro partner Amani Fancy during Sunday’s action packed live final

The former Corrie star, 39, beat Made In Chelsea 's Miles Nazaire and partner Vanessa Bauer, after Adele Roberts finished in third place and Greg Rutherford was forced to quit hours before the show due to injury

The former Corrie star, 39, beat Made In Chelsea ‘s Miles Nazaire and partner Vanessa Bauer, after Adele Roberts finished in third place and Greg Rutherford was forced to quit hours before the show due to injury

While Chris told the former soap star: ‘Tonight is your night!’.  

After coming in third, host Holly told the emotional DJ: ‘You’ve been doing this with more challenges than most, but you have inspired so many in the stoma community’.

Adele, who has recently recovered from bowel cancer and uses a Stoma bag, replied: ‘That’s our trophy for sure’ revealing how proud of proving disabled people can achieve their dreams.

The show opened with an incredible performance from the professionals before Holly and co-host Stephen Mulhern explained the reason for Greg’s absence. 

Holly said: ‘Now you may have noticed, that Greg and [pro partner] Vanessa [James] weren’t part of our opening. Unfortunately Greg injured himself during rehearsals and won’t compete’. 

It was then revealed that judges Ashley Banjo, Motsi Mabuse, Christopher Dean and Jayne Torvill‘s points would only be guidance during he final show, and everything relied on viewers votes.

Phone lines opened and viewers would all perform before the third placed was announced, leaving two to battle it out in the iconic Bolero – made famous by Torvill and Dean at the 1984 Winter Olympics.

First up was Adele and her pro partner Mark Hanretty as they performed a Western themed routine to Beyonce‘s hit Texas Hold Em.

Decked out in a sparkly cowboy ensemble, the former BBC DJ oozed confidence on the ice and performed impressive flips which earned a full 40 out of 40 from the judges.

Ashley gushed saying how proud he was of Adele and loved ‘seeing how far she had come’ in the competition and how she’s outdid herself every week despite her lack of dance or perfomance background.

Meanwhile Chris said it had been wonderful seeing the star, who has recently recovered from bowel cancer, ‘discover herself’ over her time on the show. 

Motsi branded it an ‘absolute honour’ to witness DOI super fan Adele achieve her dream of appearing on the ITv show. 

The show opened with an incredible performance from the professionals before hosts Holly Willoughby and Stephen Mulhern explained the reason for Greg's absence

The show opened with an incredible performance from the professionals before hosts Holly Willoughby and Stephen Mulhern explained the reason for Greg’s absence

It was then revealed that judges (L-R) Ashley Banjo, Motsi Mabuse, Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean's points would only be guidance during he final show, and everything relied on viewers votes

It was then revealed that judges (L-R) Ashley Banjo, Motsi Mabuse, Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean’s points would only be guidance during he final show, and everything relied on viewers votes

First up was Adele and her pro partner Mark Hanretty as they performed a Western themed routine to Beyonce’s hit Texas Hold Em

Decked out in a sparkly cowboy ensemble, the former BBC DJ oozed confidence on the ice

Decked out in a sparkly cowboy ensemble, the former BBC DJ oozed confidence on the ice

Decked out in a sparkly cowboy ensemble, the former BBC DJ oozed confidence on the ice 

She performed a string of impressive flips while showcasing her skill on the ice

She performed a string of impressive flips while showcasing her skill on the ice

The routine earned them a whopping  40 out of 40 points from the judges

Ashley gushed saying how proud he was of Adele and loved 'seeing how far she had come' in the competition and how she's outdid herself every week despite her lack of dance or perfomance background

Ashley gushed saying how proud he was of Adele and loved ‘seeing how far she had come’ in the competition and how she’s outdid herself every week despite her lack of dance or perfomance background

Meanwhile Chris said it had been wonderful seeing the star, who has recently recovered from bowel cancer, 'discover herself' over her time on the show

Meanwhile Chris said it had been wonderful seeing the star, who has recently recovered from bowel cancer, ‘discover herself’ over her time on the show

Next up was Miles, who admitted he’d signed up to the show din a bid to prove he was ‘more than a Chelsea boy’, who performed a gorgeously romantic routine with pro partner Vanessa Bauer inspired by greek mythology. 

However the pressure appeared to get the better of him and he slipped during his routine, with the disappointed on his face obvious for all to see. 

As he apologised profusely to his partner the judges each scored 9.5 out of a possible ten, which added up to a respectable 38.

An emotional Motsi admitted Mile’s mistake had left her ‘heartbroken’ before gushing over his ‘absolutely brilliant’ skating before and after the error. 

While Ashley said: ‘I am gutted, I really wanted to give you the 10 you deserve’.

And Jane commiserated:  ‘It was a fluke mistake, think about all the difficult was in there’.

Next up was Miles, who admitted he'd signed up to the show din a bid to prove he was 'more than a Chelsea boy'

He performed a gorgeously romantic routine with pro partner Vanessa Bauer inspired by greek mythology

Next up was Miles, who admitted he’d signed up to the show din a bid to prove he was ‘more than a Chelsea boy’,  who performed a gorgeously romantic routine with pro partner Vanessa Bauer inspired by greek mythology

However the pressure appeared to get the better of him and he slipped during his routine, with the disappointed on his face obvious for all to see

As he apologised profusely to his partner the judges each scored 9.5 out of a possible ten, which added up to a respectable 38

As he apologised profusely to his partner the judges each scored 9.5 out of a possible ten, which added up to a respectable 38

Following the tumble Vanessa and the backing dancers all comforted Miles

Following the tumble Vanessa and the backing dancers all comforted Miles  

An emotional Motsi admitted Mile's mistake had left her 'heartbroken' before gushing over his 'absolutely brilliant' skating before and after the error

An emotional Motsi admitted Mile’s mistake had left her ‘heartbroken’ before gushing over his ‘absolutely brilliant’ skating before and after the error

While Ashley said: 'I am gutted, I really wanted to give you the 10 you deserve'

While Ashley said: ‘I am gutted, I really wanted to give you the 10 you deserve’ 

Third was former Corrie actor Ryan and his partner Amani Fancy as they took to the rink for a Game Of Thrones inspired performance. 

Speaking in the VT, Amani said she felt like the final could see them finally bag a 10, and she was correct as all four judges gave them full marks seeing them skate away with 40 points.

Judge Holly said: ‘The audience are going wild, I’m actually getting goose bumps’. 

An impressed Ashley enthused: ‘That caught me a little of guard, you picked the right moment to peak!’ saying Ryan had shown he had ‘fire in his belly’.

While Jane gushed: ‘Thats the best you’ve skated it!’.

Motsi also said: ‘ I’ve never seen you skate so fast’ and was full of compliments over his progression, and joked about his early routines laughing: ‘You fell twice, remember that?’.

Third was former Corrie actor Ryan and his partner Amani Fancy as they took to the rink for a Game Of Thrones inspired performance

Speaking in the VT, Amani said she felt like the final could see them finally bag a 10, and she was correct as all four judges gave them full marks seeing them skate away with 40 point

Speaking in the VT, Amani said she felt like the final could see them finally bag a 10, and she was correct as all four judges gave them full marks seeing them skate away with 40 point

Ryan effortlessly lifted Amani above his head

Ryan effortlessly lifted Amani above his head

Judge Holly said: 'The audience are going wild, I'm actually getting goose bumps'.

Judge Holly said: ‘The audience are going wild, I’m actually getting goose bumps’. 

An impressed Ashley enthused: 'That caught me a little of guard, you picked the right moment to peak!' saying Ryan had shown he had 'fire in his belly'

An impressed Ashley enthused: ‘That caught me a little of guard, you picked the right moment to peak!’ saying Ryan had shown he had ‘fire in his belly’

After all three couples performed the former contestants all returned for one last dance with Amber Turner, Ricky Hatton, Eddie ‘The Eagle’ Edwards, Lou Sanders , Ricky Norwood and Roxy Shadhi taking to the rink.

However, despite joining her fellow celebs earlier in the show, S Club’s Hannah Spearritt did not perform, following reports she wouldn’t appear on the final in any capacity. 

The singer, 42, was left heartbroken when she became just the second person to be eliminated from the show and was said to have decided not to return for the finale, the Mail revealed. 

With insider saying: ‘Naturally we’d love Hannah to be a part of Sunday’s final and skate alongside the other cast members of 2024 but as yet, have not received confirmation from Hannah or her reps that she will be taking part in the show,’

The show also played a tribute showing Greg’s highlights from the series with the Olympian revealing Dancing On Ice had been one of the highlights of his life. 

After all three couples performed the former contestants all returned for one last dance (oxy Shahidi and Slyvain Longchambon pictured)

After all three couples performed the former contestants all returned for one last dance (oxy Shahidi and Slyvain Longchambon pictured) 

However, despite joining her fellow celebs earlier in the show, S Club's Hannah Spearritt (2nd left) did not perform, following reports she wouldn't appear on the final in any capacity

However, despite joining her fellow celebs earlier in the show, S Club’s Hannah Spearritt (2nd left) did not perform, following reports she wouldn’t appear on the final in any capacity

Amber Davies and Simon Senecal donned their Abba looks

Amber Davies and Simon Senecal donned their Abba looks 

Eddie The Eagle made a dramatic return to the show 

Ricky Hatton took another tumble during his return

Greg's pro partner Vanessa James broke the news in an Instagram, writing: 'Unfortunately Greg has sustained a significant injury this morning at rehearsals and won’t be able to perform tonight

Greg’s pro partner Vanessa James broke the news in an Instagram, writing: ‘Unfortunately Greg has sustained a significant injury this morning at rehearsals and won’t be able to perform tonight 

His pro partner Vanessa James broke the news in an Instagram ahead of the live show, writing: ‘Unfortunately Greg has sustained a significant injury this morning at rehearsals and won’t be able to perform tonight

‘We are on our way to the hospital for Greg to get examined further and receive the treatment he needs.’

An ITV spokesperson added in a statement to MailOnline: ‘Sadly Olympian Greg Rutherford MBE has had to withdraw from Dancing On Ice after sustaining an injury whilst in rehearsals for the final episode of the current series. 

‘Greg and Vanessa have been such a popular couple this series and have performed some truly memorable routines. 

‘We will be helping to support Greg and wish him well with his recovery. We also want to thank him for being such a treasured member of the Dancing on Ice family.’

DANCING ON ICE: MEET THE 2024 CONTESTANTS

RICKY HATTON

AGE: 44

PROFESSION: Former pro boxer

WHAT DID HE SAY? ‘If I can hold my nerve in the boxing ring I should be able to hold my nerve in the ice rink’

HANNAH SPEARRITT

AGE: 42

PROFESSION: SINGER

WHAT DID SHE SAY? ‘I’m really excited about learning a new skill. It’s so easy to live your comfortable life and that aspect of mixing things up is very appealing’

GREG RUTHERFORD 

AGE: 36

PROFESSION: Athlete 

WHAT DID HE SAY? ‘I like a challenge and I needed a reason to go out and do stuff again and here we are. I want to perform something that’s never been done before, that’s my aim.’

Eddie ‘The Eagle’ Edwards

AGE: 59

PROFESSION: OLYMPIC SKI JUMPER

WHAT DID HE SAY? ‘Dancing on Ice is a show I’ve always wanted to do. It’s a challenge I think I’m going to relish!’

RICKY NORWOOD

AGE: 40

PROFESSION: EastEnders star 

WHAT DID HE SAY? ‘It’s come at such a great time in life. I can’t skate at all! No rehearsals as yet, I’ve just had some physiotherapy to strengthen the body.’

RYAN THOMAS

AGE: 39

PROFESSION: Corrie star

WHAT DID HE SAY? ‘Everyone keeps asking me, “are you doing it?” I’ve told everyone!’ 

CLAIRE SWEENEY

AGE: 52

PROFESSION: ACTRESS

WHAT DID SHE SAY? ‘I am stepping into the unknown here. I don’t know how I will feel. But I am very excited.’

AMBER DAVIES

AGE: 26

PROFESSION: WEST END STAR

WHAT DID SHE SAY? ‘I would definitely say that I’m an adrenaline junkie but I do get more nervous as I get older and I hope that I can contain them’

MILES NAZAIRE

 AGE: 27

PROFESSION: REALITY STAR 

WHAT DID HE SAY? ‘I’ve always loved to dance but it’s usually on a dance floor on a Saturday night and Dancing on Ice looks so difficult.’

 LOU SANDERS

AGE: 37

PROFESSION: COMEDIAN

WHAT DID SHE SAY? ‘I’m nervous about cracking my head open, or just bashing the old head. I can’t afford to lose any more brain cells.’

ADELE ROBERTS 

AGE: 44

PROFESSION: RADIO PRESENTER

WHAT DID SHE SAY? ‘It’s ”bricking it on ice” for me! I think the hardest part is putting myself out there as I usually hide away’

 ROXY SHAHIDI

AGE: 40

PROFESSION: Emmerdale star 

WHAT DID SHE SAY? ‘I can’t ice-skate. I haven’t really said anything to anyone but mainly because I’m so nervous about it!’

 

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