Dancing On Ice presenters Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby announced the result after an explosive final
James Jordan has been crowned the surprise Dancing On Ice 2019 champion.
The former Strictly Come Dancing star was overcome with emotion as Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield revealed the result.
The voting public decided that James was their winner over Love Island’s Wes Nelson, who was runner-up, and third-placed X Factor singer Saara Aalto.
Wes was the hot favourite to win, so James was in disbelief as the result was announced in the studio and nearly collapsed in shock.
James managed to overcome a nasty shoulder injury just before the final which could have scuppered his chances of winning.
He looked close to tears but managed to compose himself for long enough to speak to Holly and Phil.
James got good scores from the judges in his first two performances before a fantastic Bolero.
Speaking before the result was announced, he said: “I am so so happy. Whoever wins regardless it’s been the best final ever.”
There was some controversy as Jason Gardiner was slammed for making a ‘perv’ remark in tonight’s final.
Some viewers said they were ‘disgusted’ by Jason’s bizarre comment to Wes Nelson during the pre-watershed family friendly show
The awkward moment came after Jason had awarded a 10 to the Love Island star for his first performance of the evening.
The weird remark from Jason was met with giggles from the audience and baffled glances from the judges and presenters.
When asked for his opinion on Wes’ skate, Jason said: “Wes and Vanessa, you know you’ve smashed it when I can sit back here and just perv.”
Talking before the final, Wes actually claimed his split from ex-girlfriend Megan Barton-Hanson improved his skating.
Speaking to the Sunday People, Wes explained how his split from Megan, 25, helped him focus on his work on the rink.
The reality star said: “At training I would be nowhere near as focused as I am now. I’d be skating and then run off to use my phone.”
“It was a constant cycle of not being able to train. We’d get momentum, we were finally getting somewhere and then I’d have to take a call.”