The Emmerdale star beat fellow soap star Jogie Porter (Hollyoaks) and X-Factor clown, Chico, after stunning the judges in the final rounds of Dancing On Ice.
All three contestants had put in outstanding performances throughout the series but Wolfendenâs version of Bolero was described as “mesmerising” by judge Katerina Witt, who suggested he could have become “world class” had he started skating as a youngster.
After winning the show, Matthew said: “That’s going to take a few days to sink in, I can’t believe it, I’m shaking.”
Meanwhile Jorgie gushed: “I can’t think of anyone better to be up against, I’m so happy for them” – and burst into tears.
And Chico, who knocked out before the final judging round, could think of nobody but himself to talk about: “I’ve fallen in love with a sport I never thought I would, I’d like to thank the people who gave me the chance to come back and show the real me.
“I might be the underdog but tonight I feel like I’m under God.”
Both Matt and Jorgie achieved perfect scores on the night – Matthew for his “charming and playful” Singin’ in the Rain routine, and Jorgie for her performance to Alicia Keys’ Falling â and have vowed to continue skating.