As we head into Week Five, it’s safe to say it’s already been an action-packed series of Dancing on Ice – what with three withdrawals from the competition as well as three regular eliminations.
Myleene Klass was the first to leave the Dancing on Ice 2021 line-up after being eliminated from the show in Week Two, while Graham Bell was voted off next, before Week Four saw us say goodbye to Matt Richardson after he stepped in to replace Rufus Hound.
One contestant who has avoided elimination and injury so far is DJ Sonny Jay who enjoyed a strong start in the competition but has been rather slipping down the leaderboard since – with his most recent display seeing him finish slap bang in the middle in fifth place.
Despite some difficulties preparing for the show because of COVID – lifts in particular were not easy – he seems confident.
Here’s everything you need to know about the DJ as all the contestants get ready to dance again.
Who is Dancing on Ice contestant Sonny Jay?
Before launching his DJ career, Sonny was a member of the group Loveable Rogues, who reached the finals of the sixth series of Britain’s Got Talent in 2012. He presented Phoenix FM from 2015 to 2017 before moving to Capital FM, where he presents presenting Capital Breakfast alongside Roman Kemp and Vick Hope, and now Sian Welby.
What has Sonny Jay scored so far?
Sonny was pleased with his score for his first solo skate as he scored 26.5/40 which put him in a comfortable place on the leaderboard – second to be precise. The following week in joint fourth place with Amy Tinkler after scoring 28 points during musical week and he managed to top that with a score of 29.5 in Week Four, although that was only enough to finish in fifth place on the leaderboard.
What has Sonny Jay said about joining Dancing on Ice?
Sonny confirmed the news on the Capital Radio Breakfast Show which he hosts alongside Roman and Sian, saying: “I’m going to be doing Dancing on Ice! I’m so excited, I don’t know how I kept it a secret.”
He added: “I don’t want to fall over, not in front of the nation. I don’t want to be a meme the next day!”
Alongside his promo picture which he reposted on Instagram, Sonny said: “I’ll be happy to leave this competition knowing that I can skate backwards with a beer in my hand. Anything else is a bonus!”
Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby once again return to present the show and the expert panel of Torvill and Dean, John Barrowman and Ashley Banjo will all resume their roles as judges.