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Arts and Entertainment | 23rd January 2020
 

Purr-fect” partners cool as cats on the ice

 
 
 

Libby and Mark score sevens and go forward to next round

THEY looked the “purr-fect” partnership and, after scoring another four sevens, Libby Clegg and Mark Hanretty looked like the cats who got the cream.
In their second Dancing on Ice routine the pair took on the musicals’ challenge with
Memory, a number from Cats.
The gorgeous costumes and make-up added to their wonderful execution of the choreography, including the judges’ three challenges of a lunge, pivot and stop.
All the couples looked fantastic but it was Perri Kiely and Vanessa Bauer with their Lion King routine who came top with 32 points.
Lisa George and Tom Naylor scored 28, putting them second equal with Libby and Mark.
While the couples had several weeks to prepare for their first dances, they had only days to perfect the second one.
During training Libby said: “My first live performance was incredible. I love rising to the occasion.
“You have only one opportunity to not mess it up.
“I think I’m still in shock. But it’s going to be a downward spiral. We’ve only four or five days to do this.”
Mark said: “She’s amazing. Her biggest challenge is going to be the emotional interpretation.”
Libby added: “I can’t pick up other people’s facial expressions so that’s difficult.”
After their routine finished, TV commentator Sam
Matterface said: “She looks like the cat who got the cream. She was fantastic and she certainly got her claws into this routine.”
As they lined up to hear the judges’ marks, presenter Holly Willougby remarked how much more difficult it was for them, having had only a few days to practise.
Libby said: “We definitely had less time and I had a couple of wobbles in that one. I’m also very hot and itchy in this costume.”
Extension
Head judge Christopher Dean said: “I was definitely “felining” that. What I love about your skating is the extension of your legs and you glide beautifully over the ice.
“There was a little wobble in the lunge but your score was nearly 7.5. You’re not going to lose any lives tonight. Well done.”
Dean’s skating partner Jayne Torvill said she loved the lifts because they were different.
John Barrowman added: “Your skating is amazing. Your emotional connection is what you have to work on. In one lift you smiled and you glowed.
Ashley Banjo said the choreography was the most successful he had seen so far and the transitions in and out of the lifts was good.
Libby and Mark got safely through the public vote in third place and will dance again this Sunday. The show starts at 6pm on ITV.

 
 
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