Meet Faye Brookes, Dancing on Ice 2021 contestant and Corrie star
Faye has been partnered with Matt Evers since Hamish Gaman had to withdraw from the 2021 series and is now a finalist.
It's time for the Dancing on Ice final and taking to the ice for one last chance to impress the judges and bag the glass trophy is Faye Brookes.
Currently in first place on the leaderboard, the former Corrie actress is in a pretty good position ahead of the final.
She managed to score an impressive grand total of 77 points during the semi-final and finished in joint first place on the leaderboard with rapper Lady Leshurr.
Unfortunately, Lady Leshurr was one of the contestants who received the lowest votes from the public and found herself in the dance off with Colin Jackson. She was subsequently sent home.
This weekend will see the remaining contestants in the Dancing on Ice 2021 line-up take on various themes including a showcase skate, their favourite skate and the ultimate Bolero.
So, does Brookes have what it takes to beat the likes of Sonny Jay and Jackson and be crowned this year's winner? Here's everything you need to know about Dancing on Ice 2021 finalist Faye Brookes.
Who is Dancing on Ice contestant Faye Brookes?
Faye Brookes made her debut in Corrie as Kate Connor back in 2015, joining as the sister to X Factor winner's Shayne Ward's Aidan Connor. She won Best Newcomer for her role as Kate at the 22nd National Television Awards in 2017. In 2019, it was announced that she was leaving the soap, with her final scenes airing later that year.
She was previously engaged to Pop Idol star Gareth Gates.
What has Faye Brooks scored so far?
Week Two: 7.5, 8, 8, 8 (31.5)
Week Three: 7, 7.5, 7, 7.5 (29)
Week Four: 7.5, 8, 8.5, 8.5 (32.5)
Week Five: 7.5, 7.5. 8.5, 8.5 (32)
Week Six: 8.5, 8.5, 9, 8.5 (33.5)
Week Seven: 9.5, 9.5, 9, 9 (37) + 10, 10, 10, 10 (40) = 77
In Week One, Faye finished top of the leaderboard with a seriously impressive score of 31.5/40.
Unfortunately, she dropped down to third place in Week Three, following her and Hamish's performance to Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious as part of Musicals Week.
She managed to climb back up the leaderboard in Week Four, however, scoring a remarkable 32.5 points for her dance style performance but slipped down to fourth place in Week Five.
Faye managed to score her best in Week Six with 33.5 points but unfortunately it just wasn't enough to rival Sonny and Colin.
She came back fighting in Week Seven, though, scoring an impressive grand total of 77 points for her two skates, and putting her in a great position for the final.
What has Faye Brookes said about joining Dancing on Ice?
Faye announced the news that she was taking part on DOI during an appearance on Lorraine, saying: "This is the first time I think people are just going to see me, not being a character… Just being me – Faye!”
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Speaking about former Coronation Street colleagues, Jane Danson and Brooke Vincent who have both previously taken part in the show, Faye continued: “As soon as this interview is over I can contact them but I’ve obviously had to keep this to myself. It’s the biggest secret I’ve kept in my life! I saw Brooke yesterday and I was desperate to tell her but I thought one more day and I’ll be able to. She’ll be my first text message after I’ve finished this interview."
Alongside her promo which she shared on Instagram, Faye added the caption: "Next Adventure... Over the moon to be apart of 2021 Cast of Dancing on Ice!"