Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu’s ‘sexiest ever’ Dancing On Ice routine sparked over 100 complaints from Ofcom after she poked fun at THIS Love Island tour
Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu turned some viewers on Sunday night with her Dancing On Ice debut.
The former Love Island star, 28, was spotted re-enacting her famous crawling scene from the ITV2 show, with presenter Holly Willoughby calling the routine the show’s “sexiest dance ever”.
But it didn’t seem to go down well with everyone as the competition show received over 100 Ofcom complaints after the routine – and the Turkish beauty found herself with the fewest public votes.
Dancing On Ice has been inundated with Ofcom complaints after Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu performed the show’s “hottest dance ever” during Sunday’s launch episode
Ekin-Su was among the first celebrities to hit the ice and dance with partner Brendyn Hatfield in the first episode.
But the performance didn’t go quite as she had hoped as Ofcom received complaints from the public after episode 112.
She certainly brought some fire to the rink, stepping out in a nude mesh catsuit with a dramatically embellished detail.
The actress crawled across the ice during the performance, an ode to the famous Love Island scene in which she crawled around the villa’s patio to kiss islander Jay Younger behind her partner Davide Sanclimenti’s back.
Debut: Ekin-Su was among the first celebrities to hit the ice and dance with partner Brendyn Hatfield in the debut episode
THAT crawl: The actress crawled across the ice during the performance, an ode to the famous Love Island scene (right)
While the sultry routine also saw her lying on her back and being lifted into the arms of partner Brendyn with a bevy of animated facial expressions.
Ekin-Su and Brendyn were marked by the judges with 21.5 points in the middle of the ranking.
And while they agreed the star certainly had sex appeal, they were hoping for a little more skating.
Steamy: While the sultry routine also saw her lying on her back and being pulled up into the arms of partner Brendyn with a bevy of animated facial expressions
“It was very sexy. But what I want more of is skating,” shared judge Jayne Torvill. Ashley agreed as he said, “Skate alone without holding on to Brendyn, show us what you can do.”
Many viewers also took to social media to brand the routine “not appropriate” for the family show, which will air before the tipping point.
But the performance was a hit with Ekin-Su’s friend Davide, who sat in the audience and teased that he couldn’t wait to take her home.
Later in the show, the public vote revealed the Love Island star received the fewest public votes and will skate off next week’s show alongside another star.
A fan: But the performance was a hit with Ekin-Su’s friend Davide, who sat in the audience and teased that he couldn’t wait to take her home
Opinion: Host Holly Willoughby called the show the “sexiest dance ever”
Davide appeared on Good Morning Britain this week after his girlfriend’s performance and applauded her efforts.
He said: “I’ve been there and watched her live from the audience, I think she’s doing well, obviously not just because she’s my friend.
“She’s a strong woman, she knows what she wants. I think that will make her try harder and get what she wants.”
He continued: “It’s good for her because she will push herself even though she was sad for a few hours at first. At the end of the day, this is the show of how things go.
DANCING ON ICE 2023: MEET THE PARTICIPANTS
PROFESSION: Actress and DJ
WHAT DID YOU SAY?: “I’ve turned down before because I was scared, but when I turned 50 I made a pact to get out of my confrontational zone. ‘
EKIN SU CULCULOGLU
PROFESSION: Love Island star
WHAT DID YOU SAY?: “I have amazing news for you. I’m so excited I can’t wait to get on the ice and skate. Stay tuned and see you on the ice.’
WHAT DID YOU SAID?: “I don’t have the best coordination, so people laugh when they find out, but I don’t want to spend my life saying, ‘I can’t do this, I can’t do this. “
PROFESSION: Ex-TOWIE star
WHAT DID YOU SAY?: “I’m so excited. I wanted something structured in my life that was more serious than what I usually do.’
PROFESSION: Actress and West End star
WHAT DID YOU SAY?: “I’m so excited to be able to learn how to dance on ice! I’m scared but can’t wait – I just want to make the most of this whole experience.”
WHAT DID YOU SAY?: “I want to learn to skate and make my family proud of me and put on a show for all to see.”
PROFESSION: Former soccer player and expert
WHAT DID YOU SAY?: “I’m definitely going to win it. And that might be one of the scariest things I’ve ever signed up for, but I couldn’t be more up for the challenge!”
PROFESSION: Olympic gymnast
WHAT DID YOU SAY?: “I haven’t skated much but I’m so excited for the opportunity. I’m so excited to get into this routine and feel like an athlete again.
JAMES LEE WILLIAM AKA THE VIVIENNE
PROFESSION: Drag queen
WHAT DID YOU SAY?: “To be the first drag artist to compete in one of the UK’s major reality competition shows is an honor and a huge step forward for queer representation on television.”
WHAT DID YOU SAID?: “I have huge feet, I can’t skate and I can’t dance. My family has already made bets – they’re making bets that I’ll fall in the first episode!”
WHAT DID YOU SAY?: “I’ve always wanted to do it but I know the way I was 18 months ago I would never have been able to complete anything so I’m really very grateful ‘that I got it this year when I’m much stronger.’