, 2023-01-22 15:12:13,
Following the public vote on Sunday, the former footballer found himself in the feared skating contest against Love Island winner Ekin-Su Culculoglu, who performed last weekend with the first batch of celebrities.
John and fellow pro Alexandra Schauman performed once more, this time with Norman Greenbaum’s Spirit In The Sky, Ekin-Su and partner Brendyn Hatfield skated with Ariana Grande’s No Tears Left To Cry.
After the couples went head-to-head, the judges voted unanimously to save the reality star.
The athlete, who was part of the Wimbledon team that won the FA Cup final against Liverpool in 1988, described his stint on the ITV skating show as “wonderful”.
“No matter what, it’s been wonderful. FA Cup final again,” he told hosts Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield.
He also confirmed that he will continue skating and said that he might even start teaching others.
Earlier in the episode, with his first routine, he paid homage to his sports background while performing Eat My Goal by Collapsed Lung.
John and Alexandra dressed in soccer jerseys as they slid across the ice and were accompanied by people dressed as soccer balls who danced around them.
They received a score of 19 for their efforts, with judge and former Olympic skater Christopher Dean describing him as the skater who has improved the most since boot camp.
He added that there was “a lot of smoke and mirrors” and…
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