Dancing On Ice viewers divided as Perri and Vanessa come second to Joe and Alex

TV personality Joe Swash and Alex Murphy have been crowned the winners of Dancing On Ice 2020.

The latest series of the ITV ice-skating show concluded this evening and Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby were back on our screens to announce the winning couple after weeks of skate-offs and dangerous lifts.

Back in January, 12 famous faces put on their skates and took to the ice to perform for the very first time.

After numerous performances and public votes, just three celebrity contestants and their partners remained.

Former EastEnders actor Joe, Diversity star Perri and Paralympian Libby all battled it out this evening in the tense grand final alongside their partners.

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Perri, 24, wowed the ice panel, made up of Christopher Dean, Jayne Torvill, John Barrowman and Ashley Banjo, and ITV viewers with his amazing skills in the ice but it wasn't enough for him to win the title this evening.

Throughout the series, Perri has continued to impress fans and he finally scored full marks during last week's semi-final after missing the perfect 40 score by 0.5 the previous week.

All three finalists achieved full marks tonight and Libby and Mark were announced as the couple in third place.

After performing a stunning rendition of Torvill and Dean's Bolero, Perri and professional skater Vanessa were named runners-up, after loosing out to Joe and Alex.

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Dancing On Ice fans were left divided as bookies favourite Perri and Vanessa came second.

Taking to Twitter, one viewer penned: "Totally gobsmacked and speechless. Perri and Vanessa should have won hands down. I won't be watching that again."

A second added: "Congratulations to Joe and Alex. He is just such a genuine, lovable guy. He's come such a long way in his journey. Perri and Vanessa were absolutely sensational. Perri's skating was on another level, emotionally captured from the minute he was on the ice."

A third moaned: Perri and Vanessa should have won. I'm gutted."

A fourth said: "Joe and Perri both deserve to win."

Perri shot to fame as a teenager when dance troupe Diversity appeared on Britain's Got Talent in 2008.

The street dance group went on to win the ITV talent show pipping fan favourite Susan Boyle to the post.

Since winning the Simon Cowell-fronted series, Diversity have gone on to tour the globe showing off their slick dance moves to fans all over the world.

As well as being a full-time member of Diversity, Perri has appeared on several reality tv shows such as Splash! and Celebs Go Dating.

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