DANCING On Ice fans were left in hysterics at Vanessa Bauer’s “face of thunder” tonight after Ashley Banjo dared to criticise her romantic dance with Wes Nelson.
The professional skater looked less than impressed when she was told her choreography let the duo down in the tense semi-final.
The crowd booed as Wes and Vanessa were awarded four 9s for their performance of Luther Vandross’ Never Too Much.
It was Wes’ parents’ wedding song and had him in tears as he opened up about his break-up with Love Island star Megan Barton Hanson in a TV played out beforehand.
Despite hoping they could match James Jordan’s first perfect score of the series, the pair were left bitterly disappointed – and they failed to keep their emotions hidden.
While standing listening to the judges’ comments, Vanessa looked tense as accused the routine of lacking something special.
Christopher Dean wasn’t impressed[/caption]
Diversity star Ashley said: “You are too good of a skater to be bad, but if I’m honest Vanessa I think choreographically, this one was weaker.”
Chris added: I didn’t feel it had the heart tonight. It was technical dance.
“You performed but didn’t give it that emotion and passion we’ve seen from you before.”
Jayne Torvill agreed, adding: It lacked something for me. It lacked content.
While Jason Gardiner honestly said: “Normally it’s ‘never too much, never too much’ from you, but it wasn’t enough for us to get the marks up tonight.
“This should have been a ten performance from you given how much you are invested in what the song means, but that didn’t translate for me tonight.”
Fans erupted into fits of giggles as they noticed her angry expression.
One said: “Face of thunder there from Vanessa! #DancingOnIce.”
Another added: “lol vanessa did not like that comment ashley so sour faced #DancingOnIce.”
Someone else added: “If looks could kill from Vanessa #dancingonice #doi.”
Another said: “Vanessa did not appreciate @AshleyBanjo comment about choreography one bit. #DancingOnIce #facelikeaslappeda**e.”
A fan joked: “Jeeeez i thought Vanessa was going to throw a skate at @AshleyBanjo then. I’m actually scared for his safety!! #DancingOnIce @hollywills @Schofe.”
One other viewer commented: “Vanessa’s dirty little smirk when Ash criticised her choreo has reminded me why she gives off meangirl vibes. #DancingOnIce.”
Someone quipped: “lolll Vanessa from Wes & Vanessa’s skate on #DancingOnIce wants to punch Ashley Banjo in the face now doesn’t she, her face was a picture.”
Another added: “Vanessa giving Jordan the death glare.Fuming #DancingOnIce.”