Amy Tinkler has been tipped to win the series by fans as she made her debut with professional dancer Joe Johnson during Sunday's Musical Week on Dancing On Ice
Amy Tinkler has been tipped to win the series by fans as she made her debut with professional dancer Joe Johnson during Sunday's Musical Week on Dancing On Ice

The retired gymnast, Amy Tinkler, 21, who has replaced Denise Van Outen on the show after she dislocated her shoulder, impressed viewers as she took to the rink for the first time. Despite learning her routine in just a few days, the sportswoman secured 28 points out of 40 from the panel of judges.

Video Amy Tinkler Ferforms with Joe on 'Dancing On Ice' for the first time:

Amy Tinkler has been tipped to win the series by fans as she made her debut with professional dancer Joe Johnson during Sunday's Musical Week on Dancing On Ice.

The Olympian earned seven points by judges Ashley Banjo and Christopher Dean, while receiving a score of 7.5 by John Barrowman and 6.5 by Jayne Torvill

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Facts about, Video and Photos Amy Tinkler Ferforms with Joe on 'Dancing On Ice'

Facts about, Video and Photos Amy Tinkler Ferforms with Joe on 'Dancing On Ice'

Facts about, Video and Photos Amy Tinkler Ferforms with Joe on 'Dancing On Ice'
Fans flooded Twitter with praise for Amy as they wrote: 'cannot wait for Amy Tinkler to pull a Kelvin and win this being a reserve choice. #DancingOnIce #DoI.

Ahead of her debut, the Olympic gymnast has revealed she “wasn’t expecting” to end up on the show – saying that she had conflicted feelings about replacing Van Outen.

Tinkler, who says that she watches the show every year, has been training since mid-October like the rest of the contestants and admits that skating hasn’t come naturally to her.

But she has promised fans an opening performance that will be “fast, cheesy, sassy, fun, energetic and super smiley”, adding that she has already fallen in love with skating.

Facts about, Video and Photos Amy Tinkler Ferforms with Joe on 'Dancing On Ice'
Olympic gymnast Amy Tinkler is joining Dancing On Ice (Image: PA)

Who is Amy Tinkler?

Amy, 21, is a gymnast who hails from Bishop Auckland, County Durham.

The 21-year-old competed with the British team at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio at just 16-years-old and walked away with a bronze medal.

In 2018, Amy pulled out from the Birmingham World Cup after tearing ligaments in her ankle and later withdrew from the Commonwealth Games.

Last year Amy revealed she’d retired from gymnastics after making a formal complaint to British Gymnastics in 2019 about her "experiences as a club and elite gymnast".

It was assumed that Amy retired from the the sport due to injury but, setting the record straight, she said she felt she “had no option but to quit.”

Giving a statement in July said: "I submitted a formal complaint to British Gymnastics in December 2019.

*Editor Note: Dancing on Ice continues on ITV on Sunday 31st January at 6pm. Find out who else is taking part with our Dancing on Ice 2021 line-up guide. And everything to Know about Dancing on Ice, HERE.

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