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2022 finalists Kimberly Wyatt, Brendan Cole and Regan Gascoigne. (ITV)
dancing on ice champion 2022 Regan Gascoigne was speechless after being crowned the winner of the celebrity skating show.
The 26-year-old dancer, the son of soccer star Paul ‘Gazza’ Gascoigne, burst into tears when his name was announced. Strictly come to dance according to Brendan Cole to the spot in the ITV final.
Host Holly Willoughby said: “I don’t think we’ll hear anything from these two. Are they okay? Can you believe it? Did you ever think this was possible?”
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Gascoigne, sobbing as he hugged his partner Karina Manta, said: “Never.”
As his fellow contestants excitedly lifted him up in celebration, he almost dropped the trophy on the track and broke it.
Gascoigne was emotional as he awaited the results, saying: “The whole day has been like a sigh, I’m just trying to stick together.”
Runner-up Cole, 45, said: “I loved every second of this show, I’ll be so sad when it’s over. My body won’t be, my body will be so happy to rest.”
Pussycat Doll Kimberly Wyatt missed her chance to perform the Bolero after finishing in third place.
The 40-year-old singer and dancer said: “Thank you so much, this has been such a beautiful experience and I am so grateful to everyone for everything they have done for us.”
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Cole and Gascoigne, son of soccer star Paul ‘Gazza’ Gascoigne, came forward to perform their boleros before the crowd crowned the series winner.
The performances are a nod to the fact that Torvill and Dean won gold when they played Ravel’s Bolero at the 1984 Olympics.
All of the 2022 finalists found fame as professional dancers.
The three performed routines choreographed by head judges Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean, as well as their favorite dances from the series.
Gascoigne had to step up to come to the aid of fellow pro Karina Manta after she suffered a locker room malfunction during her second routine of the night.
The show’s final was initially expected to be on 20 March, but was pushed back a week due to the football broadcast on ITV.
This year’s series saw hosts Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby miss a week of showing due to testing positive for coronavirus, as well as contestants Rachel Stevens and Bez.
Brendan Cole performed an all-male routine for Musicals Week with fellow understudy Brendyn Hatfield after his regular partner, Vanessa Bauer, tested positive for COVID-19.
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And The Vamps star Connor Ball sustained multiple injuries during the series, including a cut to his face that saw him spurt blood on live television during the series, including a cut to his face that saw him spurt blood on the on live Tv.
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