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Oti Mabuse backs Ekin-Su after Dancing On Ice outfit sparks complaints

The ice-skating show was hit with complaints over the Love Islander's mesh body suit and racy performance

Oti Mabuse has defended Ekin Su's Dancing On Ice costume that prompted complaints. (ITV)
Oti Mabuse has defended Ekin Su's Dancing On Ice costume that prompted complaints. (ITV)

Dancing On Ice judge Oti Mabuse has backed Ekin-Su Culculoglu after her risque skating outfit sparked complaints, joking: "If I had that body, I would wear less all the time!”

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

However, some viewers thought it was "inappropriate" and broadcasting watchdog Ofcom confirmed it received 112 complaints.

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Quizzed about it on The Graham Norton Show, Mabuse said: "It is so exciting to be part of a show that gets complaints!

"I thought the outfit was really, really sexy and risk-taking is what is important to me.”

She quipped: "If I had that body, I would wear less all the time!”

Ekin-Su Culculoglu and Brendyn Hatfield performing on Dancing On Ice in the costume that prompted Ofcom complaints. (Matt Frost/ITV/Shutterstock)
Ekin-Su Culculoglu and Brendyn Hatfield performing on Dancing On Ice in the costume that prompted Ofcom complaints. (Matt Frost/ITV/Shutterstock)

Culculoglu has also defended herself after the backlash, with The Sun quoting her as saying: "You know what?

"If you have 'em flaunt them."

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

Oti Mabuse poses for photographers upon arrival for the UK Gala Screening of the film 'The Woman King' in London, Monday, Oct. 3, 2022. (Photo by Scott Garfitt/Invision/AP)
Oti Mabuse said she's working on being calm on the show. (Invision/AP)

Mabuse joined Dancing On Ice as a judge last year, taking a seat on the panel alongside Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean and Ashley Banjo.

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She said on the chat show that she was "very excited" for her first series and has a "new attitude" this year.

"I’m trying to be calm and not too screechy – my role is not to show how excited I am," she shared.

The Graham Norton Show is on BBC One on Friday 20th January at 10.40pm and is also available on BBC iPlayer.

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