The BBC stood by the show after receiving complaints that a dance by Katya Jones and Nicola Adams was a ‘blatant projection of homosexuality’.
Three celebrities were absent as one new skater joined the show.
The Steps singer made TV history when he performed the first same-sex skate on the ITV show with his professional parter Matt Evers.
The show's first same sex partnership have got big plans for their future dances.
The 'Towie' star’s appearance on last year’s 'Dancing On Ice' was surrounded by controversy.
The latest series of Dancing On Ice, which airs next month, is making television history by featuring the first same sex couple as Ian Watkins, also known as H from Steps, is paired with professional skater Matt Evers. It’s a momentous TV moment and one that also reduced Matt to tears. Speaking on White Wine Question Time, the pro skater said he burst into tears when ITV execs asked him to be part of the couple.
Steps singer Ian ‘H’ Watkins and professional skater Matt Evers will reportedly perform on the ice together as a pair.
The bosses of Dancing On Ice have sent Gemma Collins off to get pampered while her fellow contestants slog it out training for this week's show.
Collins statements come days after Holly Willoughby deemed her 'diva' behaviour as unprofessional.