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Boyzone's Mikey Graham out of Dancing on Ice

Mickey Graham and Melanie Lambert
Graham was partnered with professional skater Melanie Lambert

Boyzone's Mickey Graham has become the latest celebrity to be voted off ITV1's Dancing on Ice.

The Irish singer found himself in the skate-off after his performance to bandmate Ronan Keating's When You Say Nothing At All.

But former EastEnders actress Danniella Westbrook was saved in a close judges' decision, with three votes to two.

Graham said: "There comes a time when it's time to leave. It's been the most amazing journey - such an adventure."

The star, who scored the lowest marks with the judges, said he had found it hard fitting in rehearsal time around promoting his band's new single.

Judge Nicky Slater said Graham could "skate better" while Jason Gardiner said he expected more this far into the competition.

"It was an alright performance - there's a lot of time where you are looking down at the ice. We're at week nine. Come on, you've got to lift and project out," Gardiner said.

Former Emmerdale actress Hayley Tamaddon and partner Daniel Whiston scored a perfect 30 out of 30 for their skate to Jai Ho from Oscar-winning film Slumdog Millionaire.

After a standing ovation from the panel, head judge Robin Cousins said: "You took it to another level tonight that I didn't think you were ready for yet and it was absolutely on the money."



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