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Nottingham Post
Jessica Sansome

Dancing on Ice star Ekin-Su reveals new look after Jayne Torvill's reaction to controversial outfit

Love Island winner Ekin-Su Culculoglu looks completely unrecognisable in a first look at her next Dancing on Ice performance. Ekin-Su is one of the celebs who will be back on the ice for the latest episode of the ITV skating show, hosted by Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield.

It comes after complaints over former Love Island contestant's outfit choice for a previous appearance on the show, where she performed to Britney Spears' track Toxic. It was a routine which Holly Willoughby described as the 'sexiest dance ever' and Ofcom received over 100 complaints, with some viewers branded the performance 'inappropriate' for a show starting at 7pm.

Nottingham's Jayne Torvill, who is a judge on the show alongside Christopher Dean, Ashley Banjo and Oti Mabuse, admitted she was surprised by the outfit choice, but speaking about the controversy surrounding her costume, Jayne told the Loose Women panel she understood why it was chosen.

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Appearing on Loose Women on Friday, Jayne said: "I was a little bit surprised, I have to say, but it was in keeping with the song and the Love Island connection so I see how that was,” she explained. But she's a really lovely girl and she's taken it all on board."

Ekin-Su has previously said she was "really upset" by the backlash she received. Ahead of Sunday night's show, she has shows off a completely new look. For the competition’s Musicals Week the reality star and her professional partner will be performing to Do Re Mi from The Sound of Music, M.E.N reports.

Fans get behind Ekin-Su who is taking a more conservative approach to her outfit choice this week as Maria von Trapp (ITV)

The Love Island winner will be back on the ice on Sunday night (January 29) after surviving the first skate-off of the 2023 series.

she told the Sun. "With Britney, I was having fun with it, I couldn’t have performed it better in my opinion. I don’t regret it."

She added: "This time I’ll be playing a character from The Sound of Music and I’ll be how she is supposed to be. People forget I’m an actress. If I was asked to play Henry VIII on ice, I’d do it."


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