The Vivienne 'honoured' to be first drag queen on Dancing On Ice

The Vivienne has made 'Dancing On Ice' history credit:Bang Showbiz
The Vivienne has made 'Dancing On Ice' history credit:Bang Showbiz

The Vivienne gushed that she felt "honoured" to be "the first drag queen" on 'Dancing On Ice'.

The former 'RuPaul's Drag Race UK' star - whose real name is James Lee Williams - took to the ice for the first time on Sunday night (23.01.23)'s show.

Vivienne wowed with her transformation into her idol Cher and skated to her classic 'Strong Enough' with professional partner Colin Grafton.

The pair managed to score a respectable 28.5 points from the judges.

Christopher Dean remarked: "A star was born on the ice tonight.

"We’ve had a few divas, but you’re our best skating by far."

Upon the news that she was signing up for the ITV ice skating contest, she said: "I'm beyond excited to announce that I will be competing in 'Dancing on Ice' in 2023!

"This is honestly a dream come true and I can't wait to start training on the ice. To be the first drag artist to take part in one of the big UK reality competition shows is truly an honour.

"I think it's a big step forward for queer representation on TV."

John Fashanu was the first celebrity to be voted off 2023’s ‘Dancing on Ice' last night.

The former footballer, 60, compared being ditched from the show to an FA Cup final and joked he may go on to teach people how to skate.

He lost out after gaining the least points from the judges and failing to get enough votes from the public in a skate-off against Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu – who landed herself in the bottom two by receiving the least amount of public votes.

Speaking to co-hosts Phillip Schofield, 60, and Holly Willoughby, 41, with his professional skating partner Alexandra Schauman, 42, after his exit was announced, John said when asked if he had enjoyed his brief stint on the show: “Oh, it’s been great.”

When Phillip asked: “Will you carry on skating?” John replied: “Oh yes! I shall carry on skating and who knows, I might even start teaching people.”