Dancing On Ice blunder as host Phillip Schofield gets Sonny Jay's partner's name wrong

DANCING On Ice host Phillip Schofield made an embarrassing on-air blunder when he called Sonny Jay's pro partner by the wrong name.

Radio DJ Sonny, 27, took home the ice skating trophy last night, but not before an awkward moment that saw Phil call Angela Egan "Klabera".

Sonny won the 13th series of the ITV competition alongside Angela, 34, after performing Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean's iconic Bolero.

The Capital Breakfast host beat Coronation Street star Faye Brookes and Olympian Colin Jackson to the top spot.

Following their flawless final performance, hosts Phil and Holly Willoughby asked how the pair felt about their dance.

Sonny told audiences it had been a privilege, adding that "guys like him didn't get to skate in front of people like Torvill and Dean".


Phillip turned his attention to Sonny's professional skating partner, asking how she felt, when the blunder was made.

"How was that for you, Klabera?" he asked Scottish skater Angela, who looked back at him, shocked.

Sonny interrupted the question, correcting him by saying: "It's Angela."

Phillip, who was referencing Colin Jackson's partner Klabera Komini, apologised before they erupted into giggles, regained composure and described the "unbelievable" experience.

The blunder didn't go unnoticed by fans, who took to Twitter to share their "second hand embarrassment" over Phil's mistake.

"That AWKWARD moment when you get the Pro’s name wrong," one wrote.

Another added: "The second-hand embarrassment I’m feeling tonight, Phillip calling Angela the wrong name."

A third chimed in: "Oh Philip, what a time to get the wrong name."

Fans went on to see Sonny scoop the trophy in the final, which was brought forward following injuries and illnesses that forced contestants to withdraw.

Emmerdale star Joe-Warren Plant and comedian Rufus Hound both had to leave after testing positive for coronavirus.

Reality favourite Billie Shepherd, TV and stage star Denise Van Outen and actor Jason Donovan had to pull out of the series due to injury.

Last night fans were left scratching their heads when Faye's dance partner Matt Evers revealed Sonny had won the show 10 minutes BEFORE the winner was revealed on telly.

In the video Matt and Faye seem to shout: "Woo! He's won!" as Sonny celebrated behind them.

An ITV spokeswoman said: "In this video both couples were celebrating completing their Boleros.

"This was filmed before the winner’s announcement and shows all four cheering together having completed their final routines."

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