Former Coronation Street actor Steven Arnold bowed out of this year's Dancing on Ice competition, admitting he was "not a natural skater".
Arnold took to the ice for a second time in the skate-off against cricketer Dominic Cork.
Both ended up in the bottom two after the viewer votes and judges' scores were combined.
Judges Jason Gardiner, Robin Cousins and former Spice Girl Emma Bunton all opted to save Cork after a cleaner performance.
Thanking his partner Nina Ulanova, Arnold said: "I'm not a natural skater, but I put my heart and soul into this. Nina for the last three months has been like a big sister to me and I want to say thank you so much."
Earlier in the evening yesterday, Bunton, who is pregnant with her second child, announced her engagement to former Damage band member Jade Jones live on the ITV show, saying: "I'm a very happy lady."
Arnold received a critical mauling from the judges and the lowest score of the night for his stilted attempts on the ice.
Cousins declared it "enjoyable for all the wrong reasons", while Gardiner said: "You're a natural disaster" and queried his commitment after Arnold revealed he had overslept and missed a rehearsal in the week.
Cork came back from a fall during rehearsal, but only scored 11.5 with his partner Alexandra Schauman for his routine to Robbie Williams' Feel.
Gardiner declared his performance "stiff" and rigid" adding it contained no showmanship or presentation.
In contrast, former EastEnders actor Sam Attwater topped the leader board on 25 points with a smooth, confident dance display.
Cousins declared his routine a "semi-final performance" as he and partner Brianne Delcourt executed a complicated "table top" lift.
Cousins added: "It's incredible to see the power and control you have as a partnership."
Bunton meanwhile declared his performance to OneRepublic's Stop and Stare a "joy to watch".
Hollyoaks actress Jennifer Metcalfe and Nickelodeon presenter Laura Hamilton also notched up impressive joint second place scores of 19.5.
Metcalfe was forced to visit A&E after cutting her thigh during rehearsals.
But she won praise for her energetic routine to Katy Perry's California Girls with partner Sylvain Longchambon. Gardiner told her she had "great confidence".
He also complimented Hamilton's performance to Kylie's All the Lovers, with partner Colin Ratushniak saying she had "great musicality".
Model and presenter Chloe Madeley was cheered on by mother Judy
Finnegan as she managed a respectable 19 points with pro-skater Michael Zenezini.
Gardiner said: "I consider you are going to be a great contender in this competition."
Bunton added: "At this stage to see you blossoming is lovely."
Loose Women host Denise Welch admitted she had had a "senior moment" on the ice after scoring only nine points for her lacklustre Abba-themed dance delivered in gold flares with partner Matt Evers.
Gardiner declared it "much better in rehearsal" while Cousins urged her to just "have fun and let go".
Rapper Vanilla Ice wore a top hat and tails for his routine, notching up 16 points with partner Katie Stainsby.
Bunton declared it "cool in a classic way" but said he needed to be more of a leading man.
Cousins told him to watch his posture, saying it was at times more "hockey player than ice skater".
Victoria Cross hero Johnson Beharry recovered from a broken finger sustained while practising to pick up 13 points, and glowing plaudits from partner Jodeyne Higgins, plus Olympic skating coaches Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean.
Radio One presenter "Comedy" Dave Vitty and presenter Jeff Brazier found themselves at the lower end of the leader board scoring nine and a half, and eleven respectively.
Reality TV star Kerry Katona managed 14 points, but the judges asked to
see more skating content and less reliance on her partner Dan Whiston.
The show was presented by Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby who is pregnant with her second child.
Bookmakers Coral said Attwater was current favourite to win and cut their odds to 4-7 (from 4-6) following his show-stealing performance.