Dancing On Ice's Ekin-Su Culculoglu defends outfit after show is hit with complaints

The former Love Islander took to the ice in a mesh bodysuit at the weekend but some fans said it was 'inappropriate'

Ekin-Su Culculoglu and Brendyn Hatfield after the skate off announcement. on Dancing On Ice. (Shutterstock)
Ekin-Su Culculoglu and Brendyn Hatfield after the skate off announcement. on Dancing On Ice. (Shutterstock)

Ekin-Su Culculoglu has defended her risque Dancing On Ice outfit after her debut skate saw the show hit with complaints, saying: "If you have 'em flaunt them."

The Love Island star performed in a nude mesh body suit covered in sparkles at the weekend, writhing and crawling across the ice in what host Holly Willoughby said was the show's "sexiest ever" skate.

The sizzling routine didn't go down well with all viewers, with one tweeting that "she couldn't have worn any less" and others calling it "inappropriate".

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And Ofcom has now said it received 112 complaints for the episode of the ITV show, with the broadcasting watchdog confirming to Yahoo that the complaints related to Culculoglu's performance and outfit.

However, the TV star has now hit back to defend her outfit, according to The Sun.

"You know what?" asked the 28-year-old, who is paired with pro Brendyn Hatfield on the ice.

"If you have 'em flaunt them."

“I mean if you’ve got a nice bum and you look sexy in a unitard, why not," she said, adding: "Who cares?"

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After the first batch of skaters performed, Culculoglu ended up in the bottom two and will face the skate-off this weekend.

The former Islander is up against the likes of Patsy Palmer, John Fashanu, Joey Essex, Michelle Heaton and Siva Kaneswaran in the new series of the ice-skating show, which is hosted again by Willoughby and Phillip Schofield.

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