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Love Island’s Maura Higgins breaks down in tears as she’s eliminated from Dancing On Ice

LOVE Island's Maura Higgins broke down in tears as she was eliminated from Dancing On Ice this evening.

The Irish beauty, 29, admitted that she desperately wanted to stay after landing in the skate off against paralympian Libby Clegg.

While judges Jordan Banjo and John Barrowman voted to save the reality star, Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean both sent Maura home.

Christopher was head judge tonight and so had the deciding vote.

He explained: "Maura, your performance tonight was really strong, Libby you were consistent and strong as usual.

"So I am saving who I believe is the strongest skater.

Maura was clearly emotional as she learned of her fate, and was unable to speak to hosts Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield.

Immediately welling up, she said: "I really did want to stay" before burying her face in professional partner Alexander Demetriou's chest.

He told the presenters: "This girl is one of the greatest women I've ever met."

Earlier in the evening, Maura expressed her disappointment at her scores as she admitted that she was determined to get better.