Nadia Sawalha slams 'harsh' DOI exit

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 11 January 2011
Nadia Sawalha

Nadia Sawalha

Nadia Sawalha has slammed her 'Dancing On Ice' elimination, saying it was ''harsh'' she was given the boot as audiences weren't given sufficient opportunity to vote for her following Sunday night's (09.01.11) skate-off

Nadia Sawalha thinks the way she was eliminated from 'Dancing On Ice' was "harsh".

The 46-year-old actress - who alongside newsreader Angela Rippon was the first celebrity to be voted off the ITV1 show on Sunday night (09.01.11) - explained audiences didn't have time to vote for her following her skate-off against children's TV presenter Laura Hamilton.

She said: "What was even harsher was that I'd only just left the ice after my skate-off and then someone says, 'Lines are now closed'. I was like, 'Oh right? Did I really need to do the skate-off?' There was no time to vote for me anyway as I went last."

However, the former 'EastEnders' star admitted she understands the "evil" nature of TV, and realised the show's contestants are just "pawns in a game".

Nadia added to Digital Spy: "I have my own production company, so I understand how it works and that we are just pawns in a game. These shows are not made for us to have fun. I like watching evil as much as everyone else. I like the celebs being put in a box of rats in the jungle.

"Nobody would watch a load of nice people having a nice time showing off their lovely skating skills for a few weeks and then going home."

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