Dancing on Ice 2023: Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu to skate in nun costume after racy outfit received OFCOM complaints
Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu is set to skate this weekend on Dancing on Ice dressed as a nun after the programme received complaints about her previous racy costume
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Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu is set to perform as a nun on this weekend’s Dancing on Ice for musicals week.
The Love Island winner, 28, from Islington, left fans of the show angered during her debut on the figure skating competition with a “racy” routine.
In week one, Ekin-Su performed in a sheer leotard with a sparkly bikini outfit that was inspired by ITV dating programme Love Island.
The routine to Britney Spears’ Toxic was dubbed “the sexiest ever” by Dancing on Ice host Holly Willoughby.
Ekin-Su’s debut routine received 112 OFCOM complaints last week as people complained that her outfit was not appropriate pre-watershed.
The reality star has since insisted that she has “no regrets” for her costume after previously admitting the complaints had left her “upset.”
“With Britney, I was having fun with it, I couldn’t have performed it better in my opinion - I don’t regret it at all. I played her and now it’s over.
“This time I’ll be playing a character from The Sound of Music and I’ll be how she is supposed to be - it’s a character. People forget I’m an actress. If I was asked to play Henry VIII on ice then I’d do it.”
The routine saw the Love Island star face the first skate-off of the series as she faced footballer John Fashanu to avoid elimination from the competition.
But this weekend Ekin-Su will swap her mirror bikini costume for a nun outfit as she performs in musical week.
The reality star will perform as Sister Maria in a Sound of Music themed skate.
After the backlash of her first performance, Ekin-Su has shared that she is feeling “very nervous” for her next skate adding that her “confidence had been knocked” by the comments.
Last weekend (Sunday 22), Ekin-Su admitted she had been “crying for days” after she landed herself in the Dancing on Ice skate-off.
Speaking to host Holly Willoughby, the reality star said: “I’m not gonna lie, I was really upset over the past two days. I questioned myself and what I had done wrong.
“I’m just like you know what, stop this crying Ekin. You are a strong woman, take on the notes from the judges, work hard and I really wanted to prove myself.
“We’ve been working really hard and I am here today.”
“I mean if you’ve got a nice bum and you look sexy in a unitard, why not. Who cares?”
She has also been fighting back against the haters, with cryptic tweets talking about positivity and self love.
Ekin-Su tweeted: “Let’s spread love. Let’s love more. The world is hard enough. Let’s help one another. Let’s compliment someone without expecting anything in return. Let’s love.”