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Katie Fitzpatrick

Davide makes declaration to Ekin-Su after tearful Dancing on Ice exit as upset viewers switch off

Love Island beauty Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu cried as she was eliminated from Dancing On Ice in week four of the celeb skating contest on Sunday night. Ekin-Su, who won last summer's series of the ITV2 dating contest Love Island with her man Davide Sanclimenti, became the third celebrity to be eliminated.

Ekin-Su was in tears as she faced former EastEnders star Patsy Palmer in the dreaded skate-off on February 5 after they found themselves in the bottom two on the leaderboard. The all-star judging panel voted by a clean sweep that Patsy, who played Bianca Jackson in the BBC One soap, should stay in the contest.

"This is the most emotional skate we've ever had," said host Phillip Schofield, and his co-host Holly Willoughby agreed: "I can't bear it."


Ekin-Su, whose pro skating partner was Brendyn Hatfield, previously received a raft of support from fans after shocking during the first week of the competition in a sheer-look outfit as she skated to the Britney Spears song Toxic. The sexy performance sparked 112 Ofcom complaints as she recreated her famous Love Island terrace crawl during her racy routine.

The 28-year-old Turkish actress looked stunning in a jumpsuit designed to be a replica of Britney's bejewelled sheer costume in the Toxic music video. The outfit was a full fabric jumpsuit but appeared to be a high-cut thong and bralet.

Davide made a surprise appearance in Ekin-Su's Car Wash routine (ITV)

But @EnfieldGarry said on Twitter: "Not an outfit for a family show, shame you on Ekin Su." @Dia_Monty grumbled: "Oh come on. It's week one. Ekin Sue your not going to get more points for the lack of outfit!" And @suttylass exclaimed: "Ekin hell. Bit much at this time of night."

After her Dancing On Ice exit her businessman boyfriend Davide, from Manchester, shared a loved-up snap on Instagram of the couple gazing affectionately at each other. Davide, also 28, declared: "Don’t worry baby.. It’s now time for us to have an holiday."

Fans applauded Davide, who popped up during her Dance Week routine to make a surprise topless appearance as he kissed his lady, for his support. They included sarahmoreau who commented: "They didn't deserve her in the first place. Enjoy the holiday!"

wendyharris1965 said to Ekin-Su: "You were robbed. You should have been kept in. Xxx" And wrote: "I don’t want to watch it now your gone."

suzannehickey6333 also said she would be switching off Dancing On Ice now that Ekin-Su has been eliminated from the contest. "Ekin u should very proud of yourself. Will not watch any more," they wrote.

tdb307 told her: "You were too sexy for that programme even without trying have a lovely holiday." @Sis_chunli typed: "So sad for Ekin because she really wanted to prove herself and go far I'm so glad I can stop watching this show." And @sugaskcushi wrote: "Dancing on Ice demographic, I hope you know Ekin will stay beautiful rich and loved while all of you stay watching the show and then going to sleep sad and miserable thinking about how it all went wrong in your youth."


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