Here come the girls! The female Dancing On Ice contestants pose for a glowing backstage snap ahead of the second live show
The female contestants from Dancing On Ice wanted to get started on Sunday evening before the second live show.
The stunning group of girls donned their glamorous costumes and posed for a backstage snap.
Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu, who will be dancing at this week’s Skate-Off, wrapped herself in a cream sweater and blew a kiss for the camera.
Here come the girls! The female contestants from Dancing On Ice wanted to get started on Sunday evening before the second live show
Patsy Palmer, Michelle Heaton and Carley Stenson were clad in shimmering ensembles, ready to hit the ice.
Mollie Gallagher, on the other hand, cut a casual figure in a black Nike hoodie and bright pink sweatpants.
Professional skater Olivia Smart, who made her debut on the ITV show last Sunday, donned a blue robe over the costume.
Football legend John Fashanu, Coronation Street’s Mollie Gallagher, drag queen and TV personality The Vivienne, comedian Darren Harriott, actress and West End star Carley Stenson will all be performing this week.
It’s back! Dancing On Ice returned for another year with a kickstart last Sunday night – as Joey Essex opened the show with his dance partner Vanessa Bauer
Ekin-Su sparked controversy with her performance during Sunday night’s opening show of the ice skating competition, when she reenacted her famous Love Island crawling scene.
And she gave 100% to the routine, with host Holly Willoughby even calling the routine the show’s “sexiest dance ever.”
But the performance didn’t garner quite the reaction it hoped for as Ofcom received complaints from the public after episode 112.
Routine: The controversy came after she re-enacted her famous Love Island crawling scene
Many were quick to love Ekin-Su’s sequined jumpsuit, which was a replica of the one worn by Britney Spears in her Toxic music video – which the reality star danced to.
While the actress also crawled across the ice during the performance, an ode to the famous Love Island scene in which she crawled across the villa’s terrace to kiss islander Jay Younger behind partner Davide Sanclimenti’s back.
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.
Ekin-Su and Brendyn were marked by the judges with 21.5 points in the middle of the ranking.
But while they agreed the star certainly had sex appeal, they were hoping for a little more from the performance.
“It was very sexy. But what I want more of is skating,” said judge Jayne Torvill. Ashley agreed as he said, “Skate alone without holding on to Brendyn, show us what you can do.”
Confident: Ekin-Su is said to have put on a brave face and had no qualms about the routine
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 lowest number of public votes and will skate off alongside another star on next week’s show.
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.’