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DOI: Amy Tinkler tipped to WIN series by fans as she makes debut after replacing Denise Van Outen

Dancing On Ice: Amy Tinkler tipped to WIN the series by fans as she ‘knocks it out the park’ for debut routine after replacing injured Denise Van Outen

Amy Tinkler has been tipped to win the series by fans as she made her debut with professional dancer Joe Johnson during Sunday’s Musical Week on Dancing On Ice.

The retired gymnast, 21, who has replaced Denise Van Outen on the show after she dislocated her shoulder, impressed viewers as she took to the rink for the first time to Fame from the production of the same name.

Despite learning her routine in just a few days, the sportswoman secured 28 points out of 40 from the panel of judges.

Wow! Amy Tinkler has been tipped to win the series by fans as she made her debut with professional dancer Joe Johnson during Sunday’s Musical Week on Dancing On Ice

The Olympian earned seven points by judges Ashley Banjo and Christopher Dean, while receiving a score of 7.5 by John Barrowman and 6.5 by Jayne Torvill. 

Fans flooded Twitter with praise for Amy as they wrote: ‘cannot wait for Amy Tinkler to pull a Kelvin and win this being a reserve choice. #DancingOnIce #DoI.

‘#dancingonice Loved watching Amy Tinkler – well done to her for doing an amazing routine with only a few days notice!  

‘Amy Tinkler knocking it out of the park for me with that pairs spin on her debut! All feels a bit undermarked from where I’m sitting, though I don’t like to disagree with Torvill and Dean! #DancingOnIce. 

Unfortunate: The retired gymnast, 21, has replaced Denise Van Outen on the show after she dislocated her shoulder (pictured with Matt Evers last week)

Unfortunate: The retired gymnast, 21, has replaced Denise Van Outen on the show after she dislocated her shoulder (pictured with Matt Evers last week)

Working it: The retired gymnast, 21, impressed viewers as she took to the rink for the first time to Fame from the production of the same name

Working it: The retired gymnast, 21, impressed viewers as she took to the rink for the first time to Fame from the production of the same name

In her element: Despite learning her routine in just a few days, the sportswoman secured 28 points out of 40 from the panel of judges

In her element: Despite learning her routine in just a few days, the sportswoman secured 28 points out of 40 from the panel of judges

‘Amy is a fab edition to the show! Hope she goes far #dancingonice Great first performance.

‘remember their names! amy and joe smash their first skate to fame… can we just talk about how incredible amys debut was on #dancingonice and definitely looking forward to seeing more from this partnership over the weeks @amytinkler2 @JoeJohnsonIce.’ (sic)

This week, the skating stars were tasked with completing the judges challenge, which saw them having to form a synchronised step sequence as well as three isolations on one foot.

The programme was thrown into chaos in recent days after three celebrities were forced to pull out of this weekend’s live show. 

'Can't wait for Amy Tinkler to pull a Kelvin and win this being a reserve choice!' Fans flooded Twitter with praise for the Olympian

‘Can’t wait for Amy Tinkler to pull a Kelvin and win this being a reserve choice!’ Fans flooded Twitter with praise for the Olympian

Although two of the three celebrities are likely to return after a week off the ice, show bosses are said to be ‘preparing for every possible outcome.’

TOWIE narrator Denise, 46, who was skating with pro Matt Evers, 44, permanently pulled out of the show after injuring her shoulder. 

It’s thought that two of the three absentee stars will return: Rufus Hound, 41, is self-isolating after coming into contact with coronavirus, while Billie Faiers, 31, is taking the week off to grieve the loss of her grandmother Wendy. 

It’s also been claimed that producers are ready to call on stand-in Matt Richardson, 29, if anyone else should permanently drop out. 

A source told The Sun: ‘The trio of absences have caused major headaches. Bosses have to fill two hours in prime time. 

‘They thought the biggest hurdle would be getting the programme on air, but they couldn’t have foreseen coronavirus causing a contestant to drop out at the same time that two other stars left due to an injury and a bereavement. 

‘With such a run of bad luck, they’re preparing for every possible outcome. They’re taking nothing for granted.’  

No stopping! Rufus Hound, 41, missed this week's show as he's told to isolate after coming into contact with coronavirus (pictured with pro skater Robin Johnstone)

No stopping! Rufus Hound, 41, missed this week’s show as he’s told to isolate after coming into contact with coronavirus (pictured with pro skater Robin Johnstone)

They'll be back: Billie Faiers, 31, is also taking the week off to grieve the loss of her grandmother after she passed away a few days ago

They’ll be back: Billie Faiers, 31, is also taking the week off to grieve the loss of her grandmother after she passed away a few days ago

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