Dancing On Ice finalist Faye Brookes admits she needs to "stop crying" ahead of Sunday night’s grand finale.
The former Coronation Street babe will battle it out tonight against Sonny Jay and Colin Jackson to be crowned champion of the hit ITV show.
But Faye has revealed she’s struggled to keep her emotions in check ahead of the eagerly-anticipated final.
"I had a moment yesterday where I got to look back at my best bits," revealed Faye.
"The team had put together these lovely messages from my family and friends to say good luck for the final and two minutes into the video I was just a mess. I don’t think I’ve fully recovered!
"And I said I need to stop crying. All the viewers keep seeing is me crying! However, I must say that this experience has been the best thing that I have ever done hands down."
She continued: "I’ve fallen in love with everyone. I can’t not see me keeping in touch with everyone and certainly taking this skill I have learnt on.
"I have been given a gift. You don’t get that anywhere else."
Faye has wowed the judges and presenters Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby with a string of stunning routines.
And the 33-year-old ex-Corrie star and her skating partner Matt Evers are just one live show performance away from glory.
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She admitted: "I knew it was going to be tough but I don’t think I realised how tough and I didn’t think that I would love it this much.
"All the hard work is worth it and I never anticipated the journey that I have had.
"Whether that be based on what the judges said to me week by week; the changing of my pro partner five weeks in; skating with Matt for one week and then getting 40 out of 40 in the semi-final – you could not write that! "
Dancing on Ice's Faye Brookes says 'dream role' has landed on her lap ahead of final
And win or lose Faye, who has been left black and blue from falls on the show, stressed: "I’m so happy! This show is the best thing ever, honestly," she said. "I’ve loved it. I wouldn’t change a thing as well. I really wouldn’t."
This year’s series of the ITV show was cut short after injuries and illness forced some celebrities to withdraw.
But Faye can’t wait for her final skates – and is excited about trying to wow the judges in her quest to be crowned champion.
Meanwhile, Faye has spoken of her joy after landing her dream roll ahead of the final. She has revealed to fans how she's been cast in West End musical Chicago.
Faye will take on the lead roll of Roxie Hart – a role previously played by the late Caroline Flack and Strictly Come Dancing winner Louise Redknapp.
* Dancing on Ice, tonight at 6pm on ITV
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