Dancing On Ice: Fans are furious over the amount of off-ice segments [ITV]
The off-ice segments have been blasted as “waffle” and time-wasting by furious viewers left hot under the collar after the second show of the 2018 series.
Sunday teatime’s Dancing On Ice spanned two hours with just six couples showing off their routines before the eviction skate off.
After each contestant performed, the camera crew would pan backstage to capture celebrities rehearsing or hosts Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield giving a much needed pep-talk.
Fans want more routines on the ice [ITV]
Dancing On Ice: Viewers want more skating action [ITV]
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The most recent episode even saw judge Ashley Banjo scoot away from his desk and to the training rink to grill Love Island’s Kem Cetinay and his fellow competitors about the group routine.
Yet despite the ITV talent show’s successful comeback fans seem to tire of the lack of actual dancing on the ice.
One took to Twitter to rage: “Stop the time wasting backstage waffle. The whole production is awful.”
Fans think there should be less waffle and more skating [ITV/ Wenn]
Another put: “Get rid of the backstage stuff. Adds nothing to the show. Would be better as a separate side show.”
A third commented: Don’t like this backstage malarkey ! It’s too noisy.”
Meanwhile one irked telly fan put: “What’s with #dancingonice trying to be #SCD?? It wastes time chatting with contestants backstage! Ffs!!”
Holly and Phil often presents segments backstage [ITV]
The presenters head for a natter on the practice rink [ITV]
Sunday’s episode saw its first live eviction and Bake Off winner Candice Brown sent home – and the result wasn’t without controversy either.
The cake queen and skating partner Matt Evers faced Lemar Obika and Melody Le Moal in the Dancing On Ice Skate off.
But viewers were completely baffled when — after the judges’ scores were tied at two each — it was announced that Candice would be sent home, despite the apparent tie-break.
Dancing On Ice: Lemar Obika survived the skate off against Candice Brown, meaning she was voted to go home [ITV]
Dancing On Ice: Fans were confused that Candice Brown was sent home after losing the skate off in a tie-break [ITV]
Lemar himself appeared confused over the news, but he wasn’t the only one as fans raced to Twitter to vent their frustrations.
Phillip did announce before the skate-off that while all judges would vote, in the result of a tie it would fall down to Head Judge Christopher Dean, but even fans who were aware of the system were left seething.
It seems viewers missed Phillip revealing the rules, leaving them stunned when Candice was suddenly announced to be going home.