Dancing on Ice 2022 is gearing up for semi-finals week with the remaining Dancing on Ice 2022 contestants battling it out to stay in the competition for the final.
One of the celebs still standing is The Vamps’ Connor Ball, who has managed to bag high scores of 34 and 35 over the last two weeks despite suffering a nasty fall during his live performance in week 7.
The popstar was caught by the blade of his dance partner Alexandra Schauman during their pirate-themed routine – and was rushed backstage for emergency treatment. Read more on this below.
“What a crazy night, I really did get too much into the whole pirate thing,” he told fans on his Instagram Story, and shared photos of his injury.
Luckily, he was ready to go again last week and nabbed a decent score of 35.
As his Dancing on Ice journey continues, here's everything you need to know about 2022 contestant Connor Ball, including who his professional skating partner is, and his scores so far.
Who is Connor Ball?
Job: Bass guitarist and singer with The Vamps
Paired with: Alexandra Shauman
Connor is a member of pop rock group The Vamps, who got together in 2012 and had success with two number one albums. Their hits include Wild Heart, Last Night and Somebody to You feat. Demi Lovato.
Connor might be able to get some reality show advice from his bandmate, James McVey who finished fifth on the 2018 series of I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!.
Connor Ball's Dancing on Ice score:
Week two: 7.0, 7.5, 7.0, 7.5 = 29.0 (safe)
Week Three: 7.5, 7.5, 7.5, 7.5 = 30 (safe)
Week Four: 8.0, 8.0, 8.5, 8.5 = 33.0 (safe)
Week Five: 8.0, 8.0, 8.0, 8.0 = 32.0 (safe)
Week Six: 8.0, 8.0, 8.5, 8.0, 8.0 = 40.5 (safe)
Week Seven: 8.5, 8.5, 8.5, 8.5 = 34.0 (safe)
Week Eight: 8.5, 8.5, 9.0, 9.0 = 35.0 (safe)
Is Connor Ball injured?
Connor will be competing as normal this week, but he is lucky to after getting a nasty injury while performing earlier in the season when a blade went through his leg!
"When I tore off my trousers I was like 'ahh there’s a big hole in my leg!' But it’s all stitched up now and holding together and looking like a shark bite or something like that" he said to Metro.
"In the clip, you don’t see the blade go into my leg, and I don’t realise how it happened either, I don’t even know whose blade it was."
At least it wasn't bad enough to take him out of the running for the whole contest, let's just hope he can get through his next routine injury free.
What has Connor Ball said about joining Dancing on Ice?
When announcing his involvement in this year's series late last year, Connor revealed he's expecting to come out of the show with a few scrapes, suggesting he's going to throw himself into the routines.
He wrote on Twitter: "There is no way I'm coming out of this with no injury, but I'm doing Dancing on Ice. Excited. Scared. Nervous."
He later joked: "Please don't tell me to break a leg, because I actually will."
On Instagram, he confessed that he has no dance experience, saying: "I’ve never danced in my life but I’m going to have to learn some moves."
Ahead of his first performance, Connor admitted to being nervous, saying: "I'm scared to drop my partner. Just throwing out the scariest thing for me. There's a few lifts in our first routine and I think of everything that's going to be the one thing I'm going to be really struggling with if anything goes wrong."