‘I can’t win,’ rants Dancing on Ice star Amber Davies after backlash over headbanger performance


DANCING on Ice star Amber Davies hit back at fans following her incredible headbanger manoeuvre on Sunday night.

The Love Island winner and West End star, 27, had a message for those who claimed she hadn’t deserved her high score after attempting the dangerous move.

Amber Davies and professional Simon Senecal attempted the headbanger last night on Dancing On Ice

It got off to a great start with the pair wearing school costume to perform to Naughty from Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical

Vanessa Bauer and Miles Nazaire on Dancing On Ice last night

The actress survived to skate another week alongside her pro partner Simon Proulx-Senecal, after performing in school costume to the song Naughty from Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical.

And Amber and Simon impressed the judges by nailing the risky skate which saw her swinging around the ice.

Their performance was awarded 35.5 points from the judges – the highest of the series until Miles Nazaire and Vanessa Bauer took to the ice later in the show and matched their success.

But some people watching at home claimed that Amber had been overmarked, with one writing on social media: “Totally overmarked!!! Love her but she didn’t skate on her own and went off the ice to do that flip.”

Amber saw the comment and replied in capital letters: ” I did skate by myself! It was my goal for this week.”

She also replied to those supporting her, and said: “We really appreciate it!!!

“Just a reminder we aren’t professionals. I didn’t know how to skate 5 months ago so just going live and performing every week is just crazy and not just for me but for us all!”

It comes as the reality favourite recently squashed speculation she had split from her boyfriend after being spotted looking cosy with co-star Simon.

Amber has been dating boyfriend Ben Joyce since 2022.

“Ben and I became friends first – none of my previous relationships have started that way,” Amber told HOAR.

“So I fell in love with his mind before anything else.

“He’s the kindest soul. He brightens up any room he walks into – he has that power. And he puts me before himself every single time, going above and beyond. He’s one in a million.”

Amber’s previous relationships were high-profile – her romance with fellow Love Islander Kem Cetinay ended six months after the show wrapped, then she went on to have a two-year on/off romance with businessman Nick Kyriacou.

After graduating in 2016, she achieved success by winning Love Island a year later. 

Her breakthrough moment came in 2019 when she landed the role of Judy Bernly in 9 To 5 The Musical, sharing the stage with Louise Redknapp, whom she now considers one of her closest friends. 

However, behind these recent triumphs lies a lifetime of dedication and sacrifice. 

At just 16, she relocated from Wales to London after earning a scholarship at the Urdang Academy. 

This move marked the beginning of her journey toward success. 

Amber’s older sister, Jade, also pursues a career in performance and is currently touring the UK in the musical Wicked. 

Both sisters relied on bursaries to fund their training, as their parents, Sue, an NHS mental health nurse, and Hefin, a plumber, wouldn’t have been able to afford it otherwise. 

Their family’s support and the opportunities provided by scholarships were crucial in their pursuit of their dreams.

A nervous Amber struggled with the risky move

Amber had a message for fans after they accused her of taking it easy on the ice

Amber and Simon got into character