Matthew beats Jorgie Porter and Chico to take first place

Emmerdale actor Matthew Wolfenden beat Jorgie Porter and Chico to take home the Dancing On Ice trophy last night.

The judges’ scores didn’t count this time – Matthew was voted 2012 winner by the viewers.

Matthew, 31, and dance partner Nina Ulanova started the show by scoring the first 30/30 of the series for their routine to Gene Kelly‘s Singin’ In The Rain.

Matthew you were just absolutely perfect. You outshined everybody else and the skating skills were outstanding,’ said judge Katarina Witt

Hollyoaks star Jorgie, 24, achieved 29/30 while former The X Factor contestant Chico nabbed 26/30.

But Jorgie got the next perfect score of the night with her second dance to Alicia KeysFallin’.

Chico, 40, was then eliminated before Matthew and Jorgie competed with their own unique versions of the Bolero dance.  

It was Matthew who captured the public’s imagination.

‘I can’t believe it, I’m shaking. The first time I stood on the ice I thought I’d made the greatest mistake of my life! Now look at me!’ he said.

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Anna Duff