Skating in the skate-off is a million times more pressured than the show itself.“I was upset, nervous and I thought my legs would give way.But we got through although I felt so responsible for Melinda going.
I don’t think I could put in anything more in terms of effort.
I’ve never taken it for granted, but even so it was a horrible moment.
“My head was all over the place but I had to get round the fact we were skating again.
Her husband may be thousands of miles away in the Caribbean, but ice queen Jessica Taylor has still managed to keep her love life red hot.
The former Liberty X singer makes sure her relationship with cricketer Kevin Pietersen stays spicy with the aid of sexy text messages and even a webcam.
But the 28-year-old star of ITV’s Dancing on Ice admitted she cannot wait for him to get back from England’s Test series in the West Indies so she can make up for lost time.
Speaking during a break in training at Slough’s Ice Arena in Berkshire, Jessica said: “Absence definitely makes the heart grow fonder.
Being apart for such a long time isn’t easy so we make sure the times we are together are always very special. We’re both very good at keeping things interesting.
“When Kevin’s away we’re in touch constantly on the phone or by Skype. But I’d better not let on what he says.” It’s been a tough week for Jess who’s had to bounce back from surviving last weekend’s skate-off, despite finishing second on the leaderboard with her highest score to date.
The judges chose to give Melinda Messenger the push, but the experience knocked Jess’s confidence as it dawned on her she might not be particularly popular with the voting viewers.
She said: “It was heart-wrenching to hear my name called out.