Dancing on Ice hit with 341 Ofcom complaints

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 20 January 2021
Rufus Hound

Rufus Hound

'Dancing on Ice' has been hit with 341 Ofcom complaints following its launch episode on Sunday (17.01.21), during which Rufus Hound took a swipe at the government, and Holly Willoughby's dress divided opinion

'Dancing on Ice' has been hit with 341 Ofcom complaints after its launch episode.

The ice skating show returned with a brand-new series last Sunday (17.01.21), during which contestant Rufus Hound hit out at the government, and Holly Willoughby's dress divided opinions online.

According to Metro.co.uk, communications regulator Ofcom received 341 complaints about the show's first episode, but the nature of the complaints is not known.

Former 'Trollied' star Rufus was the first-ever recipient of the Golden Ticket – meaning he is protected from the first public vote – and while reacting to the news, he took a swipe at MPs in reference to the recent row over free school meals.

Upon receiving the Golden Ticket, he said: "I’ve spent most of this year not being terribly emotionally stable. Because the world stopped making sense, and this does not make more sense of it, thank you, I don’t know what is happening.

"We live in a world where the people we elect don’t want to feed hungry children, this is the least mad thing that has happened to me in a long time."

What's more, some trolls hit out at Holly Willoughby's plunging dress on the new series, which kicked off at 6pm last Sunday.

One Twitter user wrote: "why does Holly wear that type of dress on a family show?

Another posted: "please please please – can Holly please start wearing outfits which are suitable for a family viewing programme? (sic)"

One tweeted: "#DancingOnIce Is Back, fabulous entertainment and escapism during these dark times. Well done all...except Holly's awful dress (sic)"

However, others praised the "stunning" star.

One viewer tweeted: "Holly you look absolutely stunning I love your dress#dancingonice (sic)"

Another wrote: "Holly looks amazing in that very glamorous dress. (sic)"

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