Dancing On Ice’s Siva Kaneswaran dedicates emotional skate to ‘daddy’ on anniversary of his death
Posted by  badge Boss on Feb 06
The Wanted star revealed the personal link to his routine on Sunday (Picture: ITV)

dedicated his routine to his late father during Dance Week on Sunday’s episode of the show, which saw him glide to his highest mark of the series so far.

Alongside professional partner Klabera Komini, they danced to the song Three Times A Lady by Commodores as he paid tribute to his father on the anniversary of his death with their emotional waltz.

The 34-year-old chose the song because it was the ‘first memory’ he had of his father, who died when he was six.

Their performance was praised as ‘lovely’ by the judges, who commented on ’s in what was .

Siva and Klabera went on to score 30, thanks to 7.5 all around from the panel comprised of Ashley Banjo, Oti Mabuse, Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean, which is their highest mark to date.

Following their skate, Siva thanked his mother, who brought up eight children on her own.

Siva’s father died when he was just six (Picture: ITV)

Judge Christopher said: ‘It’s simply your best skate. The skating was so lovely, so strong, so tender and masculine at the same time.’

Ashley also congratulated him on the way that he holds and presents himself as a non-dancer, while Oti added: ‘You are what this competition is all about. You are a little bit of a dark horse.’

His skating and its very personal dedication also touched viewers at home, with one tweeting: ‘Such a beautiful performance, you’ve done your dad and your family so proud, Seev.’

He and Klabera skated a waltz for Dance Week on the show (Picture: ITV)
Their emotional routine nabbed them their highest mark so far (Picture: ITV)

‘That was the best performance of the night for me so far. So graceful and elegant. A lovely performance and routine,’ added another. ‘Siva you did your Dad proud. Well done to Klabera too.’

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‘This gave me goosebumps, it was beautiful,’ commented one viewer.

Elsewhere, , who revealed an injury just hours ahead of showtime, revealed a shirtless surprise cameo at the end of her fun-filled skate to Car Wash.

Dancing On Ice continues next Sunday at 6:25pm on ITV1.