Two Dancing on Ice judges have come under fire from perplexed viewers for their ‘all over the place’ scoring.
After a triumphant return to screens last weekend for a COVID secure new series, the hit ITV show continued on Saturday night when millions of viewers at home got their first look at the second batch of six skating celebs.
First up was Olympic hurdler Colin Jackson and he was followed by TOWIE and Mummy Diaries star Billie Faiers and Winter Olympian Graham Bell, who scored 25, 25 and 26 respectively.
And it was the scores for those three that some viewers at home took exception with, with Dancing on Ice panellists John Barrowman and Ashley Banjo being singled out for how they scored both of them.
One ranted: “Dancing on ice …… I’m confused Billie was scored 6.5 by both Ashley & John . But scored Colin Jackson 6.00 even thou he blatantly covered more of the ice by himself. How does all that make sense …”
In agreement, another tweeted: “I must be watching a different show to Ashley & John, not agreed with them at all tonight # dancing on ice,” and a third posted: “John & Ashley trying to defend their scores by saying “you’re not smiling enough!!!!” rather than the whole point of the show which is DANCING on ICE”
Focusing on the ‘stingey’ scores for Colin and Graham, another commented: “Whats with the low scores for Colin and Graham on dancing on ice. Yall good? Not even a 6.5? What yall watchin.”
The leaderboard on Sunday night was topped by Faye Brookes and Hamish Gaman who got a very impressive 31.5.
For the second week in a row, host Holly Willoughby had everyone talking, thanks to her dress – with this Sunday’s fashion choice a striking off the shoulder bridal gown.
She split opinion on Twitter, with one unimpressed viewer reacting: “Never usually watch Dancing on Ice, and I’m wondering what’s going on with the wardrobe choices!! Horrific outfits! Pip Schofield is dressed like a dodgy uncle from the 70s, and lovely Holly’s frock is nasty!!” but another enthusing: “LOVE Holly’s dress tonight!”