Dancing on Ices Joey Essex shares sweet tribute to Vanessa Bauer before final

Dancing on Ice contestant Joey Essex posted a sweet tribute to his professional skating partner Vanessa Bauer ahead of the show's Grand Final.

Joey and Vanessa were in the skate-off for the semi-final against The Wanted's Siva Kaneswaran and Coronation Street actress Mollie Gallagher.

The judges voted to keep Joey and Vanessa in the competition, which saw them land a spot in the final, where they'd skate against drag queen The Vivienne and British gymnast Nile Wilson.

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As the skating duo prepared for the big evening, Joey took some time to thank Vanessa for being a "great support" throughout his journey.

Sharing his VT from his skate last week, Joey started his post with a message to fans about losing his mother to suicide at the age of 10.

He wrote: "The flashback of being a young lost boy and hearing this song will always stick with me, but hopefully I can encourage anybody out there who has lost a loved one to keep smiling and enjoy life.

"I’m so grateful to have Vanessa by my side on this journey as she has been a great support for me all the way through," he added before thanking his fans: "Also thank you for all the love and support you guys have for us both it means a lot!"

Vanessa then took to the comments to thank Joey for the moving mention and expressed that she was "happy" the pair "had each other".

"So happy we’ve had each other throughout," she put. "It’s the last push now let’s make this journey complete."

In 2021, Vanessa revealed that she had lost her dad after he pushed through a six-year battle with cancer.

In an Instagram post announcing the sad news, she wrote: "I didn't speak about what we were going through since seeing us fulfil our dreams gave my dad strength while battling one therapy after another..

"He was in pain but he was ready to fight, he certainly wasn't ready to leave, at all."

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