Kevin Kilbane and his skating partner Brianne Delcourt have become the latest couple to be sent home from Dancing on Ice.

However the former Republic of Ireland footballer admitted he isn't too disappointed as finding love with Delcourt was the real prize for him.

They were eliminated following a skate-off against Ian "H" Watkins and his professional partner Matt Evers on Sunday night's show.

After the elimination, presenter Holly Willoughby suggested Kilbane was going home with "the ultimate prize" and he agreed, adding: "I didn't even need to come on the show.

"As soon as we started, it's been an incredible run."

He added: "I'm delighted anyway, regardless of how it's gone."

Philip Schofield told Delcourt that she had won a prize in Kilbane, and she replied: "I did, I did. A life-changer."

Earlier in the show, viewers were told that Caprice Bourret had left the competition.

The US model returned to the ice last weekend with her new partner Oscar Peter, a week after it was announced that she and her original skating partner Hamish Gaman had parted ways.

But at the start of Sunday's episode, Willoughby confirmed that Bourret had left the series for good.

She also announced that Paralympian Libby Clegg would not skate due to illness.

The presenter said: "We wanted to let you know that unfortunately Caprice will not be taking any further part in the series and sadly Libby Clegg won't be skating tonight because she's unwell but she will be back next week.

"We send them both our best wishes."

Dancing On Ice continues Virgin Media One and ITV2.

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