Shayne Ward told This Morning’s viewers that he knew he’d get the boot from Dancing on Ice 2013 and respectfully described his victor Matt Lapinskas as “an amazing skater.” The singer, who won the second series of X Factor back in 2005 told the morning TV hosts Philip Schofield and Holly Willoughby that he had a feeling that Matt would be saved, over him.
Ward revealed his disappointment at being kicked off the show, Entertainmentwise report. “I'm gutted,” he said. “But to be against Matt - I said to him just before the skate off 'just smash it, its been an absolute pleasure'...because I knew that Matt was gonna be getting through - even with the stumble. He's an amazing skater.” In fact, Ward even confessed that he would probably have picked Matt over himself, as well. “If I was a judge I would've put him through as well because he's that good a skater, so I always knew I was going to come second to him."
Ward was starring in the West End musical Rock of Ages but announced his intention to return to the recording studio last year, once his contract with the musical had expired. Although he was upset to have been voted off the show, he was grateful for the opportunity to appear on the celebrity ice skating show. “I'm going to carry on. I've loved it. I've been taught by the best and developed a skill, I can't wait to carry on. I didn't know what to expect - I did know that it'd be hard, because I'd never skated before but I've loved the whole experience.”
Shayne Ward, in London. The singer was recently eliminated from Dancing On Ice 2013
Shayne Ward, showing off his muscles in Primrose Hill, London