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contestant Ray Quinn has been crowned the last-ever champion of ITV's Dancing on Ice.

The singer went head to head with Coronation Street actress Hayley Tamaddon for the 'Champion of Champions' title in the final episode of the skating talent show.

Host Phillip Schofield announced Ray as the winner, leaving the 20-year-old stunned. I've been dreaming of this moment since the beginning.'I'm so proud,' he added, hugging his skating partner Maria Filippov.

Earlier, clad in matching purple outfits, the three finalists waited to hear which two would go on to skate Bolero, made famous by mentors Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean's gold medal-winning performance at the 1984 Winter Olympics.

They made it to the final, after beating Danniella Westbrook and Matthew Gonzalez in the semi-final skate-off.

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Finalists Beth Tweddle., Hayley Tamaddon and of course Dancing On Ice all stars winner Ray will join them on the bill.

Speaking with his pro partner Maria Filippov, Ray said after his win at the weekend: "We've got the tour and we're going to carry on skating, I' love it and I'm so passionate about it."Meanwhile Ray vowed to keep on skating to help stay fit, revealing: “The cardio burn is unbelievable, it’s intense and despite it being for a short amount of time I’m dripping.”On the tour the celebs will all be joined by DOI coaches Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean.

After being crowned the winner last night, Quinn said: “I'm absolutely privileged, but this moment is for Maria. Drinks are on me.”Christopher Dean described Quinn's performances as “incredible,” adding: “He's a worthy winner and the best skater we've had.” Dancing on Ice bows out after nine series as one of ITV's prime-time reality shows.

An emotional final show opened with Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean dancing their last televised performance of the famous Bolero routine.


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