Practice makes perfect! Dancing On Ice's Heidi Range concentrates on her moves in attempt to avoid facing the boot again
By Georgina Littlejohn
Last updated at 1:51 PM on 13th January 2012
Although her first dance on the rink wasn't spectacular or breath-taking, many agreed that it was a pretty good effort to kick start this year's show.
But last Sunday, Heidi Range found herself battling for her place on Dancing on Ice as she was left in the bottom two to go head-to-head with TV presenter Andy Akinwolere.
Fortunately for the Sugababe, she was saved by the judges, but determined not to sink that low again, she has been hard at work this week perfecting her moves.
Determination: Heidi Range was seen on the ice yesterday deep in concentration as she rehearsed for this week's live Dancing On Ice show
The pop star, 28, was seen on the ice during rehearsals for this weekend's live show with partner Andre Lipanov.
On the makeshift rink at the ITV studios in Elstree, Hertfordshire, Heidi, who looked very svelte in her black leggings and T-shirt as she practiced her spins and turns.
Safety first: Heidi uses a mat to practice the more difficult moves of her new routine
She looked deep in concentration as she bent her knees and flung her arms in the air, all under the watchful eye of Lipanov, who was then seen holding her in his arms as she spun round, her arms outstretched and her eyes closed.
It wasn't the best start to the show for Heidi who was forced to switch partners six weeks into training.
You spin me right round, baby! Heidi closes her eyes and looks safe and happy in Andrei's arm as they practice their moves
Her original dance partner was Sylvain Longchambon, was injured his bicep in rehearsals and was forced to pull out of the show.
Lipanov, who was brought in to replace him but he and Heidi had little time to practice together and get to know each other before the first live show.
East End girl: Laila Morse larks about with her partner Lukasz Rozychi & Mark their trainer
But after she was saved and has a chance to dazzle this weekend, Heidi has been practicing every day to make sure she avoids being in that situation this Sunday.
And she took to her Twitter page to reveal that she was doing really well and said: 'Heading back to the ice rink soon to get going on routine 2. It looks amazing, when Jane Torvill performs it that is!'
Moves like Jacko: Corey Feldman looked like he was trying to emulate his old friend Michael Jackson as he took to the ice to rehearse
'Just finished a great skating session with @AndreiLipanov and coach Mark, now I'm heading to the gym. Hope you're all having a nice day.'
And she tweeted her former partner and wrote: '@slongchambon Thanks. Think you might be pleased to hear that I didn't scream on the lifts today, just little yelps, haha. Progress!'
Live to skate another day: Heidi and Andrei went to head-to-head with Andy Akinwonlere last weekend - but were relieved as they were saved by judge Robin Cousins
Also seen at the rehearsal rink was Corey Feldman, fresh from partying with reality TV stars, as he took to the ice and showed off some moves reminiscent of his old friend, the late Michael Jackson.
And EastEnders star Laila Morse was also there and was seen larking about with her partner Lukasz Rozychi and Mark their trainer.
The second show in the new series of Dancing On Ice airs this Sunday at 6.30pm on ITV.
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