Ekin-Su Culculoglu faced further backlash from Dancing On Ice viewers on Sunday after accidentally flashing her bum during the dreaded dance.
The Love Island star, 28, returned to the rink to be saved from former England player John Fashanu – who became the first celebrity to leave the series.
While skating, however, Ekin’s plunging purple dress slipped up throughout the routine to reveal her hot pink underwear underneath.
Wardrobe malfunction: Ekin-Su Culculoglu faced further backlash from Dancing On Ice viewers on Sunday after accidentally flashing her bum during the dreaded dance
Last week her raunchy routine on Britney Spears’ Toxic saw her land at the bottom along with 112 Ofcom complaints.
Before the wardrobe malfunction told Ekin-Su about her troubled debut, telling host Holly Willoughby, 41, the uproar left her in tears.
Holly said: “Just wanting to find out how you’re doing, it’s a tough week knowing you have to face the skate off tonight.”
Cheeky: Last week her raunchy routine resulted in her ending up below along with 112 Ofcom complaints (pictured)
Ekin replied: “I’m not going to lie, I’ve been really upset and literally questioning myself for the last two days.”
She added: “I’m just like you know what’s stopping that crying Ekin, you’re strong, take what the judges say, work hard and I’m here today.”
The Love Island star recreated a memorable scene from the ITV2 reality show which saw her crawling on the floor, sparking over 100 Ofcom complaints from viewers who thought the routine was too racy for the family-friendly series.
Cheeky: While skating, Ekin’s plunging purple dress slipped up throughout the routine to reveal her hot pink underwear underneath
Saucy: She showed off her peachy butt to the millions of viewers at home
Before the skate-off, she said, “I’m not going to lie, I was really upset about what I did wrong, but I’m strong, I have to work hard and prove myself.”
It comes after Dancing On Ice viewers were furious that the first skate-off was “unfair” as last week’s celebrities were given an extra week to prepare for their performances.
Angry fans of the show pointed out that six of the 12 contestants had more time to practice the routine as they were split into two groups.
Elevators: The elevators caused her underwear to be exposed
One tweeted: “Splitting up the contestants doesn’t work and it’s not fair. Some have an extra week to practice.
“If they just extend the opening show of #DancingOnIce and let everyone dance in the first show and then get the two lowest scores from it, it would be fairer then they both have a week to practice their skate-off performance.”
Another wrote: “The first dance off format to this is so bad because Ekin-Su has had a solid week to come to terms with practicing her routine without having a main show skate tonight while John Fashanu is about Had 4 minutes and skated tonight. Ridiculous format #DancingOnIce.’
Unfair: It comes after Dancing On Ice viewers raged over the first skate-off being ‘unfair’ as last week’s celebrities were given an extra week to prepare for their performances (LR: Ekin- Su, Brendyn Hatfield, John and Alexandra).
A third wrote: “The first dance off format to this is so bad because Ekin-Su has had a solid week to come to terms with it to practice her routine without having a main show skate tonight while John Fashanu had about 4 minutes and was skating tonight. Ridiculous format #DancingOnIce.’
A fourth added: “So she had a FULL WEEK to practice while he… well it spoke for itself #DancingOnIce.”
Another concluded: “SO unfair that she had to focus on that one skate for a whole week, John had to learn two skates in one week #dancingonice.”
During that week’s show, Carley Stenson and her professional partner Mark Hanretty topped the rankings for the series’ highest scoring to date.
Her take: One tweeted: “Splitting up the contestants doesn’t work and it’s not fair. Some have an extra week to practice.
After the five celebrities made an appearance in week two, it was revealed that John would face Ekin-Su in the skate-off, with both pairs performing new routines.
Judges Ashley Banjo, Oti Mabuse, Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean all agreed and voted for Ekin-Su to remain in the competition as she “incorporates more technical skating into her routine”.
When asked by presenter Holly Willoughby if he enjoyed the experience or not, John replied: “Oh it was great,” before saying it was like the FA Cup final again.
Co-host Phillip Schofield then asked the ex-footballer if he would “keep skating”, to which he replied: “Oh yes! I’ll keep skating and who knows, maybe I’ll even start teaching people.”
Tight call: After the five celebrities made an appearance in week two, it was revealed that John would face Ekin-Su in the skate-off, with both pairs performing new routines
John and his professional partner Alexandra Schauman scored 19 out of 40 points for their athletic performance.
Speaking of the former footballer’s routine, Chris said: “I think you’re the most improved skater since boot camp. You were a drag in boot camp but you made it, you were stable out there.’
Many viewers took to Twitter again to express their frustration with ITV at the amount of voting time allotted in week two – and found they didn’t even get a chance to get to the page before voting closed .
Dancing On Ice starts every Sunday at 18:30 on ITV1 and ITVX.
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.’