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Faye Brookes is labelled the ‘real Dancing On Ice winner’

Faye Brookes has been called the ‘real winner’ of Dancing On Ice 2021 as an insider revealed her time on the show has created an abundance of new work opportunities. 

The former Coronation Street actress, 33, was pipped to the show’s final post on Sunday as she finished runner-up with her pro partner, Matt Evers, behind Sonny Jay and Angela Egan.

But a source close to the star is convinced she will be ‘laughing all the way to the bank,’ after winning viewers over with her affable nature.

Bright future: Faye Brookes has been called the ‘real winner’ of Dancing On Ice 2021 as an insider revealed her time on the show has created an abundance of new work opportunities

They said to The Sun on Sunday: ‘Faye is the real winner of Dancing On Ice as appearing on the show has given her such a publicity boost.

‘Dancing On Ice is a huge career boost for most stars but it’s likely Faye is going to really cash in from her appearance. 

‘Even though she didn’t win, she will be laughing all the way to the bank.’

The insider confirmed TV executives ‘have her in their sights’ due to her friendly and warm demeanor, but she has no plans to rush any decision. 

Success! A source close to the former Coronation Street actress, 33, is convinced she will be 'laughing all the way to the bank,' after winning viewers over with her affable nature

Success! A source close to the former Coronation Street actress, 33, is convinced she will be ‘laughing all the way to the bank,’ after winning viewers over with her affable nature

Nevertheless, they insisted she will be featured on more TV shows throughout the year.    

‘There is scope for her to move into presenting if she wants,’ they added. 

The comments come after Sonny, 27, and Angela were crowned the winners of Dancing On Ice 2021.  

The Capital FM star couldn’t hide his shock at being crowned series champion after beating out Faye and Colin Jackson in Sunday’s live final.

It comes after a series which has been plagued with woes which forced the final to air a week early, with five stars forced to pull out due to injury or positive Covid tests.

Shining star: They said to The Sun on Sunday: 'Faye is the real winner of Dancing On Ice as appearing on the show has given her such a publicity boost'

Shining star: They said to The Sun on Sunday: ‘Faye is the real winner of Dancing On Ice as appearing on the show has given her such a publicity boost’

Sonny struggled to find words to share his excitement after he was announced as the winner, joining Angela to lift the trophy following one of the most turbulent series in the show’s history.

Speaking after the result was announced, he said: ‘That is mental. Thank you so much.’

He later added: ‘I can’t believe it… this is mental! I wanted to come out of this competition being able to skate with a beer in my hand – now I can do that and I’ve won the whole thing! I feel like I’ve completed life.’ 

Finishing as runner-up, Faye graciously said she only dreamed of reaching the final after her professional partner Hamish Gaman was forced to pull out mid-series, with his stand-in Matt screaming: ‘I love my job!’

She said: ‘All I wanted to do was get here. I did it as a personal challenge, I’ve made it here, and [the trophy] couldn’t have gone to a better guy.’ 

Sonny had stunned the judges all series with his vast improvement and finished in second place on the leaderboard behind Colin. 

For their first skate of the night, Sonny and Angela opted for a medley of songs from George Formby featuring a cameo from the DJ’s beloved ukulele, and came even closer to a full house with 39.5 points. 

John said: ‘You were skating like a pro out there. This pair I love watching, throughout the entire skate it was characterisation, and you bought your own person to it, so it was a definite sunny delight and a 10.’

The pair then opted to reprise their Popeye-themed skate from Couples Week, which landed them their first 40 of the night.

Winners! Faye was pipped to the show's final post on Sunday as she finished runner-up with her pro partner, Matt Evers, behind Sonny Jay and Angela Egan (pictured)

Winners! Faye was pipped to the show’s final post on Sunday as she finished runner-up with her pro partner, Matt Evers, behind Sonny Jay and Angela Egan (pictured)

Christopher praised: ‘It’s your character you put it into it, it was so much fun you made it look easy, but from our point of view we can see how easy you made those steps are.’  

Jayne added: ‘You don’t miss a beat when you’re skating to it, and you’ve got this incredible personality as well.’  

Runners-up Faye and Matt kicked off the final with a fun performance to Katy Perry’s Teenage Dream, including a daring move which saw the actress spun round on a lilo before launching herself onto the ice, before being sent soaring into the air for the infamous Headbanger. 

The pair came perilously close to a perfect 40 with 38 points, and were praised for tackling the complicated elements thrown in by Jayne and Chris, who choreographed the skate.

Playful: Runners-up Faye and Matt kicked off the final with a fun performance to Katy Perry's Teenage Dream, including a daring move which saw the actress spun round on a lilo

Playful: Runners-up Faye and Matt kicked off the final with a fun performance to Katy Perry’s Teenage Dream, including a daring move which saw the actress spun round on a lilo

Ashley said: ‘You really did put a lot on their plates, all those elements about 100 props and what was nice to see was that such a packed routine. You handled that routine so so brilliantly and I think you really came into your own.’ 

Christopher added: ‘Amazing start to the show, we threw a lot at you this week in a short amount of time and you did amazing.

‘There were a couple of little things there didn’t go quite right but you’re getting used to covering them and being professional on the ice.’

Luckily Faye and Matt didn’t have to wait long for a coveted 40, as they left viewers spellbound with a reprisal of their Swan Lake routine.

Ashley said: ‘More speed, more fluidity, more conviction and just generally more confidence there was a moment in the roll-up when I genuinely had goosebumps.’

Jayne added: ‘It was the stunning the firs time around but I could see you made some changes to make it much more difficult.’ 

Ahead of their third place finish, Colin and Klabera were hoping to whip up a delicious treat for viewers with a sizzling skate to Arrow’s Hot Hot Hot. 

Despite a slip-up with their egg-ography at the skate’s end, the pair earned a perfect score of 40, the first of the night.

Jayne gushed: ‘I just loved working with you this week, I can see the relationship you two have together and it’s so much fun, you got the whole feeling and performance of it right well done.’

John added: ‘This is what this show is all about, someone who comes in doesn’t skate very well but then does the whole thing in one number the encapsulates everything.’ 

It's over! Dancing On Ice contestant Colin Jackson and his skating partner Klabera Komini were eliminated and finished in third place

It’s over! Dancing On Ice contestant Colin Jackson and his skating partner Klabera Komini were eliminated and finished in third place


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