After eight pretty turbulent weeks, Sonny Jay was crowned the 2021 Dancing on Ice champion, alongside his professional skating partner Angela Egan.
The radio DJ skated all the way to victory on Sunday, 14th March, beating the likes of Faye Brookes, who came second, and Colin Jackson.
Following his win, he said: “That is mental. Thank you so much.”
He added: “I wanted to come out of this competition being able to skate with a beer in my hand – now I can do that and I’ve won the whole thing! I feel like I’ve completed life.”
Brookes finished in second place with her partner Matt Evers, and said she was happy to have made it to the final, as she congratulated Sonny on his win.
“All I wanted to do was get here. I did it as a personal challenge, I’ve made it here, and [the trophy] couldn’t have gone to a better guy,” she said.
Despite scoring perfect 40s, Jackson came third with his skating partner Klabera Komini and was voted off earlier in the competition.
The two finalists in the Dancing on Ice 2021 line-up then skated the Bolero, an interpretation of Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean’s most famous routine, with the public vote deciding who was eventually crowned the winner.
During the final, Jay received an impressive grand total of 79.5, just half a point of the total score.
Here’s everything you need to know about his Dancing on Ice 2021 journey.
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?
Week Two: 6.5, 7, 6.5, 6.5 (26.5)
Week Three: 7, 7, 7, 7 (28)
Week Four: 6.5, 7.5, 8, 7.5 (29.5)
Week Five: 8.5, 8.5, 9, 9 (35)
Week Six: 9.5, 9.5, 9.5, 9.5 (37.5)
Week Seven: 9, 9, 9.5. 9.5 (37) + 9.5, 9.5, 9.5, 95. (38) = 75
Week Eight: 10, 10, 9.5, 10 (39.5) + 10, 10, 10, 10 = 79.5
Jay made a pretty impressive start to his Dancing on Ice journey, finishing in second place on the leaderboard with a promising 26.5 points.
The following week, he finished in joint fourth place with Amy Tinkler after scoring 28 points during Musicals Week.
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.
But if there’s any week which set Jay aside from the other skaters it was Week Five, where he scored a remarkable 35 points, skating right to the top of the leaderboard.
In Week Six, he impressed even more as he bagged 37.5 in Movie Week, before sailing into the finals with a grand total of 75 points in Week Seven.
And in Week Eight, Sonny skated all the way to victory bagging the coveted glass trophy as he was crowned the 2021 Dancing on Ice winner.
Congratulations are in order for the radio DJ!
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.