DOI fans think Perri Kiely was ‘robbed’ as Phillip Schofield makes snide remark

Joe Swash was the surprise Dancing on Ice 2020 champion – but some viewers are claiming he was 'robbed.

Cheeky chappy Joe and pro partner Alex Murphy were crowned winners in a shock result that few saw coming.

The couple saw off tough competition from Perri Kiely and Vanessa Bauer during an incredibly tight public vote.

All three finalists received perfect scores of 40 for all of their dances with nothing to split them on the night, but Perri had the stand out performance wit his death-defying backflip.

After announcing that Joe was the winner, Phillip told runner-up Perri that everyone thought he "had it in the bag".


In response to the awkward remark, Perri said: "I gave everything I wanted to. Joe has come so far. I've made a friend for life with Joe, he's like my brother."

The two men then embraced during an emotional moment before Joe and Alex lifted the trophy as Perri and Vanessa watched on.

Some Dancing on Ice viewers were unhappy with the final result and took to Twitter to complain.


  • Dancing on Ice's Joe Swash crowned surprise winner in astonishing result

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One viewer said: "The viewers has ripped off Perri, he should've won, considering he was more skillful in skating, consistent & talented than Joe. My instincts told me that this would happen. I am disappointed, cuz I definitely don't think Joe deserved to win, I'm being honest wid u."

"How in the actual F**K did Perri & Vanessa not win #DancingOnIce?! They were robbed! Oh yes I know… we’re in Britain where (outside of London) most people are inherently racist / it was a fix," added another.

A third agreed: "I'm sorry that the british public let you down @perrikiely you deserved to win. Joe Swash has done well and improved alot and deserved to be in the final. But Perri did a motherf*ckin BACKFLIP on the ice. Everything Perri did was what you wanted from a champion."

"What the fuck happened? No way should Joe be crowned the winner!? Yes he was food but Perri should have won! He was robbed," said a fourth.


Gobsmacked Joe nearly collapsed in surprise while his proud son Harry and girlfriend Stacey Solomon applauded alongside baby Rex.

On how it felt to win, Joe said: "Honestly, amazing. It is the most amazing experience. To share with Al."

Phillip claimed Joe was the most improved skater "without question" before Holly handed over the trophy.


Many Dancing on Ice fans took to Twitter to praise Joe after he lifted the trophy with partner Alex.

One viewer said: "Well happy well done @realjoeswash you was the most improved and deserved to win #DancingOnIce"

"Congratulations Joe. Brilliant win, very well deserved. Definitely most improved over the series," added another.

A third said: "All you ever need to know about Joe Swash…He put in blood,sweat and tears to win dancing on ice and then stood aside so his professional partner could lift the trophy"

"A well deserved win for Joe, so happy for him. Its all about his journey, no dance experience for him," said a fourth.

Perri risked serious injury during the live final by completing a death-defying backflip.

No one has ever attempted the dangerous move on the show before, let alone when the stakes were at their highest.

Even Perri seemed stunned that he had pulled off the sensational backflip as he wobbled but remained on his feet and hugged the pro skaters.

Close friend Ashley Banjo jumped up on his seat and admitted he was "lost for words" and shaking.

*Dancing on Ice airs Sundays on ITV at 6pm

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