Dancing on Ice 2021: when is the final on TV and who are this year’s finalists - from Faye Brooks to Sonny Jay
British skating legends Torvill and Dean have been the latest in a string of this year’s skaters to sustain injuries on the ice
ITV’s Dancing on Ice has faced major setbacks this year, but the finale is in sight and will take place on Sunday 14 March.
The 2021 series has been plagued by injuries, Covid cases and even cancelled shows.
The latest addition to a string of hiccups was the revelation that ice-skating legends Torvill and Dean have been left “battered and bruised” from a fall.
However, the Olympian medalists will take to the ice themselves on Sunday, in a finale which promises not to disappoint.
Here is everything you need to know about the Dancing on Ice 2021 final.
When is The Dancing on Ice 2021 final?
The Dancing On Ice final will air on ITV on Sunday, 14 March at 6pm.
You can catch up on all previous episodes on the ITV hub.
Who is in the final?
The final three contestants who will take to the ice on Sunday are Colin Jackson, Faye Brookes and Sonny Jay.
Semi-finalist Lady Leshurr narrowly missed out on a place in the final, after a skate off against Jackson.
Former Coronation Street actress Brookes has been the viewers’ favourite to win throughout the competition.
She has wowed the judges with her performances each week, despite changing partners half way through from Hamish Gaman to Matt Evers.
Jackson is a former sprint and hurdling athlete and TV pundit who won an Olympic silver and two World Championship golds during his sporting career.
He has been a promising skater, despite finding himself in the bottom two last week with skating partner Klabera Komin.
Sonny Jay is a Capital Radio Breakfast Show host, who found himself holding back tears in the semi-final after he and partner Angela Egan paid tribute to his late friend Joe Lyons, in their second dance.
Who has left the show?
This year's Dancing On Ice has not only seen contestants voted off, but also forced to quit due to illness, falls and weeks off for personal circumstances.
The contestants who have been voted out this year are rapper Lady Leshurr, model Rebekah Vardy, comedian Matt Richardson, Olympic skier Graham Bell and singer Myleen Klass.
Singer Jason Donovan quit after injury, as did Denise Van Outen and reality star Billie Faiers.
Emmerdale’s Joe-Warren Plant quit after a positive Covid-19 test, while comedian Rufus Hound was also forced to quit after testing positive for coronavirus.
Will Torvill and Dean perform?
Olympic legends Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean are set to perform at Sunday night’s grand finale.
The pair have been required to socially distance from each other and their fellow judges, Ashley Banjo and new judge, John Barrowman.
However, the duo will reunite for their first and only time on this year’s series.
The performance will go ahead, despite Dean nursing some injuries after a fall left him “battered and bruised”.
Speaking about the accident on Good Morning Britain ahead of the final, Dean said: "We took an almighty fall this week.
"I feel a bit battered and bruised. I caught an edge and went down. I placed myself down and Jayne landed on me."
"I was a cushion for [Torvill], really. It was just my back that took the pressure."