Speaking to The Sun, the reality star explained she just didn't really see herself as being in the running to join the skating show in the first place.
"I didn't realise I had a place to lose, to be honest," she said. "I think a few Islanders from this series went to ITV and had a chat about Dancing On Ice, but it's a super-huge commitment and I went away from that meeting thinking it was probably a bit much, training constantly.
"I went to see them, though, because I think you have got to find out what something is before you just say a flat-out no."
She doesn't consider herself super competitive, though, and isn't trying to beat her fellow ex-Islanders in any way.
"There's definitely no competition on my part," she said. "I'm totally different from everyone else. If I get picked for things, great, but if somebody else gets picked, that's fine.
"I'm my own person and I'm on my own path. I think there's enough room for everybody."
Earlier this month, Maura Higgins herself addressed rumours she's joining this year's Dancing On Ice line-up, admitting at the time that it was just speculation.
Speaking to Digital Spy and other media at the TV Choice Awards, she said: "I have heard but I have heard a lot about things I am supposed to be on. Who knows?
"I'm taking every day as it comes. There are a lot of exciting opportunities there. I can't comment on anything because I really don't know."
Dancing on Ice returns to ITV in 2020.
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