Viewers were quick to take to Twitter to show their support for Joe who was overcome with emotion.
“Poor Joe, the grief on his face was heartbreaking #DancingOnIce,” one wrote.
Another added: “A massive well done to @realjoeswash on what can only be a really hard day, you should be extremely proud to be able to pick yourself up and give a performance like that when your heart is breaking #DancingOnIce.”
“You can tell how much of a positive effect Caroline Flack had on everyone, well done @realjoeswash great performance under such hard circumstances. All the contestants tonight I’m sure will be brilliant #DancingOnIce #DOI,” a third tweeted.