Holly Willoughby divided opinion on Sunday night’s episode of Dancing On Ice as some viewers took issue with her revealing dress.
The TV presenter was back in action for the new season of the ITV show and donned a pink sheer sleeveless dress for the live show.
However, some viewers thought the garment’s plunging neckline was inappropriate, as Dancing On Ice is a ‘family show’.
Reaction: Holly Willoughby divided opinion on Sunday night’s episode of Dancing On Ice as some viewers took issue with her revealing dress
One viewer wrote: ‘Why does Holly wear that type of dress on a family show?’
Another said: ‘Why doesn’t Holly dress appropriately for being at an ice rink? What a totally inappropriate outfit!’
Meanwhile, another added: ‘Wtf is Holly wearing?!’ while one viewer simply described the garment as ‘inappropriate’.
However, other viewers took to social media to praise the presenter for her look, with one saying: ‘Have I picked my jaw up off the floor yet? NOPE. @HollyWills still has the ability to blow my head off!’
Wow: The TV presenter, 39, was back in action for the new season of the ITV show and donned a pink sheer sleeveless dress for the live show
Another said: ‘Holly Willoughby looks like she should be in a box & sold on a shelf. Stunning. #DancingOnIce’.
One fan added: ‘Holly Willoughby, just wow stunningly beautiful’.
The dress featured a tassel detail while Holly styled her platinum blonde locks into loose waves for the evening.
Comments: Some viewers thought the garment’s plunging neckline was inappropriate, as Dancing On Ice is a ‘family show’
The This Morning star shared a stunning snap of herself to Instagram just before she took to the stage alongside co-host Phillip Schofield.
Alongside the post, Holly told of her delight at the show returning to screens amid the ongoing coronavirus lockdown.
She wrote: ‘Well its back… @dancingonice on @itv at 6pm… it’s incredible that the brilliant team, crew and celebs have made this happened… it’s not been easy and I feel so proud. Gosh it feels good to put a sequin on!’
Response: Other viewers insisted they adored Holly’s look for the show
Stars attempting to impress with their new-found skating abilities include Rebekah Vardy, Myleene Klass, Billie Faiers, Sonny Jay and Jason Donovan.
ITV reassured fans on earlier this month that the show will be back as planned despite the UK being plunged into a third lockdown, however a few new precautions will be in place including perspex dividers between the judges and no audience.
The news came amid claims the celebs and their professional skating partners were concerned about coronavirus hitting the show and it being cancelled.
The judging panel will be sat far apart, keeping in line with social distancing measures, and perspex panels will be placed between them.
Beauty: The mother-of-three cut a glamorous figure in the figure hugging garment which featured a sequinned detail and a plunging neckline (pictured with Phillip Schofield)
Glamour: The dress also featured a tassel detail while Holly styled her platinum blonde locks into loose waves for the evening
Show: ITV reassured fans on earlier this month that the show will be back as planned despite the UK being plunged into a third lockdown
For the first time in its history the studio at Bovingdon Airfield in Hertfordshire will have no audience, a move mirroring that of Strictly Come Dancing.
The skating celebrities will also watch each other perform from socially-distanced tables to keep everyone safe from COVID-19.
Confirming the return of the hit series, ITV tweeted: ‘Confirmed: Dancing on Ice returns Sunday 17 January at 6pm on ITV.
‘Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby once again return to present the show and the expert Ice Panel of Torvill and Dean, John Barrowman and Ashley Banjo.’
Filming: For the first time in its history the studio at Bovingdon Airfield in Hertfordshire will have no audience, a move mirroring that of Strictly Come Dancing
Pose: The This Morning star shared a stunning snap of herself to Instagram just before she took to the stage alongside co-host Phillip Schofield
Holly wrote: ‘It’s incredible that the brilliant team, crew and celebs have made this happened… it’s not been easy and I feel so proud’
Contestant Denise Van Outen suffered a set back just before the first live show when she dislocated her shoulder during rehearsals.
Denise thanked her fans for their support after she was rushed to hospital on Thursday following the shock fall.
According to The Sun, Denise will perform despite her injury, with an insider claiming: ‘Denise had a huge scare, but she’s determined not to let a dislocated shoulder stop her from performing on the launch show.
‘She’s had huge support from her skating partner Matt Evers. He’s going to be on hand to make sure tonight goes to plan, despite the difficult circumstances.’
Ouch: It comes after Dancing On Ice ‘s Denise Van Outen recently dislocated her shoulder during rehearsals that was captured on camera in harrowing footage
Dancing On Ice 2021: Who are the celebrities?
Profession: Musician and radio host
Myleene says: ‘My girls have always wanted me to do this but I’ve always been too scared someone will skate over my fingers!’
Profession: Actor and singer, best know for playing Scott Robinson in Neighbours
Jason says: ‘To be able to learn a skill and spend some time focused is quite exciting, and I’m looking forward to seeing you guys.’
Profession: Actress best known for her role as Kate Connor in Coronation Street
Faye says: ‘I’m so excited! The producers get to know you and this is the first time I think people are just going to see me, not being a character… Just being me – Faye!’
Profession: Former sprint and hurdling athlete, who has since carved out a career as a TV personality
Colin says: ‘You go out there, you enjoy yourself and you learn a new skill and to hone the skill of skating will just be a huge, huge plus. I’m looking forward to it.’
Profession: TV personality
Rebekah says: ‘I’m really looking forward to getting my teeth into that. I’m going to give my 100% effort for it all.’
Rufus says: ‘I’m doing it for the money. I don’t know if you’ve heard but about six months ago this global pandemic hit and made just about everything I’ve ever done to earn a pound note disappear!’
DENISE VAN OUTEN
Profession: Performer and presenter, best known for The Big Breakfast
Denise says: ‘I’m really excited. Finally, I get to tell people. I’ve kept this a secret from most of my friends and family. Betsy [her daughter] doesn’t even know….’
Profession: Singer and radio presenter, best known for his daily Breakfast Show on Capital Radio
Sonny says: ‘I don’t want to fall over, not in front of the nation. I don’t want to be a meme the next day!’
Profession: Actor best known for his role as Jacob Gallagher in Emmerdale
Joe-Warren says: ‘I’m super excited. I’m glad I have the time off Emmerdale to really focus on training…’
Profession: Former Olympic skier, who is also a TV presenter, adventurer and journalist
Graham says: ‘Ice doesn’t scare me, it’s the dancing… [My experience was confined to] ‘dancing on tables, wearing ski boots in après ski. It’s not graceful and elegant!’
Lady says: ‘I’m petrified, (but) I’ve always wanted to ice skate so what’s better than doing it in front of millions of people.’
Profession: Television personality
Billie says: ‘I am soooo excited to announce that I will be taking part. I still can’t believe I am actually doing it!!’