Former Dancing on Ice winner Jake Quickenden has revealed what he thinks about the new shake up of removing the iconic skate offs in the competition, which was reported earlier this week.

A few days ago, it was revealed that ITV would scrap the skate offs in ITV hit show Dancing on Ice which means that from tonight's episode, the contestants could have no safety net after their performance.

Instead, it is believed that the stars will be scored by the judges and those marks combined with the public’s votes – sadly, the lowest ranked couple will leave.

When told about the new change up, Jake said: "Interesting, because you can have a bad week and you can redeem yourself in that skate off.

"So potentially, Ekin-Su could have gone home after the first week if she didn't get the chance to do the skate off.

"It's a bold thing to do. I think they'll probably regret it a little bit. I think the skate off is a good idea if I'm honest."

When later asked if he'd like the idea of a skate off when competing on the show, Jake said that he'd like the safety net it brings the contestant of getting a second chance, but it also makes it more difficult.

He explained: "It gives you two routines to learn, so it's hard. But it gives you that safety net, if you do have a bad skate you can redeem yourself in the skate off. And if you smash that then hopefully you'll get saved.

"So definitely a good thing to have for somebody in the show, but if they're mixing it up they're mixing it up."

He went on to say: "You'll have to make sure you nail your only routine because there is no second chance. And in life we don't get a second chance, so you've got to smash your first go at it.

"It might be good, the more I think about it. Let's see."

Tonight's episode of Dancing on Ice will see the contestants take on Musical Week, which will include Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu dressing up as a nun for the Sound of Music.

It comes after her first performance lead to 112 Ofcom complaints after she was seen sporting a sheer skin coloured costume and flipping her hair and crawling along the ice while dancing to Britney Spears’ Toxic.

Her second performance also saw her flashing her bright pink underwear as she performed in a tiny sparkly purple dress in the first skate-off of the series against former footballer John Fashanu.

The latest episode of Dancing on Ice airs tonight, Sunday 29th January at 6:30pm on ITV1 and ITVX.


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