FORMER Strictly star Brendan Cole was once again first on the ice during Dancing On Ice tonight.
Viewers groaned after seeing him kick off the show, with one frustrated fan tweeting, “Here we go, starting with Brendan and Vanessa.”
Smoked a lot on Twitter after fans claimed last week that the ballroom dancer had an edge on the ITV series by being the first celebrity to hit the ice each week.
Tonight, celebrities delivered routines inspired by Olympic champions and show judges Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean.
Brendan, 45, and his partner Vanessa Bauer kicked off the quarter-finals with a stunning performance on Let’s Face The Music And Dance from the movie Follow The Fleet.
They finished their routine with a successful headbanger, earning them another perfect score of 40.
When asked how he found the routine, Brendan replied, “Scary, completely scary. There was so much content in there and we wanted to do Jayne and Chris justice.”
And Jayne Torvill told her, “everything went wonderfully” before fellow judge Ashley Banjo described the routine as “almost perfect”.
But viewers took to social media to express their displeasure, once again claiming his appearance on the show was a “solution”.
He got another incredible score from the judges last Sunday during Props Week.
One said: “No matter how good he is and despite what they say, the dancers have an advantage…”
Another person said: “No matter what people say Brendan has the biggest advantage in this competition. Yes Kimberly and Regan also have a dance background but they are not used to teamwork and lifts . All Brendan has to do is learn to skate and he’s good to go.”
Another said: “I thought Stef and Andy deserved 10 points down the line! I prefer them to Brendan tonight!”
A theory circulated on Twitter last week claiming that Brendan received a secret boost from producers by being allowed to skate first.