‘I hope the death spiral will keep me Dancing on Ice’

Dominic Cork with Dancing partner Alexandra Schauman

Dominic Cork with Dancing partner Alexandra Schauman

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HAMPSHIRE cricket star Dominic Cork is hoping ‘the death spiral’ will help keep him in TV reality show Dancing on Ice.

The daring dance move will involve Dominic spinning his professional skating partner Alexandra Schauman only a few inches off the ice by holding her hand as she circles around him.

The death spiral being performed.

The death spiral being performed.

He hopes it will save him in the ITV1 competition for another week.

Speaking to The News Dominic said: ‘Since last week’s show we have been practising hard and I will also be doing the death spiral move. It’s quite dangerous and I need to make sure I get it spot on.

‘There were a few mistakes last week, but on the whole I had a great time and I can only improve.

‘I was more nervous waiting to hear if my name would be called out by Phillip Schofield to say who had gone to the next round. That and being in the tunnel while your video tape is shown and you’re getting ready to go out, is pretty scary.

‘I’m looking forward to this week’s song, I won’t say what it is, but it’s not as cheeky as the first one.’

The England and Hampshire all-rounder danced to Elton John’s Are You Ready For Love for his debut show.

He was saved by judges and was even told by judge Jason Gardiner, who is known for his controversial remarks, that he had showmanship potential.

Alexandra said: ‘I enjoy dancing with Dominic and this week will be good.

‘As he is tall and I am quite short, it means we have an advantage when it comes to doing lifts.

‘But we need to make sure we get them right.’

Dominic is hoping News readers will again vote to keep him in – ‘I’m having such a great time and I don’t want to go, so I want people to keep me in.’

Dancing On Ice is on ITV1 tomorrow at 6.10pm.

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