Raging Dancing On Ice viewers accuse show of destroying Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu’s confidence as she becomes third star eliminated
Posted by  badge Boss on Feb 06
Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu’s time on the ice has come to an end (Picture: ITV)

Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu’s time on has come to an end, after she and pro partner Brendyn Hatfield lost out in the dreaded skate-off.

The panel voted to save Patsy Palmer and Matt Evers, who also became incredibly tearful after landing in the bottom two.

Dance Week saw the remaining celebrities – including , , and – tackle various dance styles while trying to stay upright and perform tricks on the ice.

From street to swing, and from samba to cheerleading, the celebs and their pros well and truly brought the party this week but, sadly,

The pair join John Fashanu, who was the with his partner Alexandra Schauman.

Then, Liberty X pop star after a shock twist axed the skate-off and immediately ousted the pair with the least votes from the public.

Ekin-Su’s exit was extremely emotional (Picture: Matt Frost/ITV/Shutterstock)
The Turkish actress and pro Brendyn Hatfield skated to Ariana Grande’s No Tears Left To Cry in the skate-off (Picture: Matt Frost/ITV/Shutterstock)
Patsy Palmer and Matt Evers survived to skate another week (Picture: Matt Frost/ITV/Shutterstock)

Bursting into tears upon learning of her fate, Ekin-Su expressed her disappointment after working so hard during training.

The 28-year-old explained that Dancing On Ice had been her ‘priority’, despite all the other projects she was juggling – from launching an Oh Polly collection to becoming the face of B Perfect.

However, hosts Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby insisted that she should be incredibly ‘proud’ of what she had achieved, while boyfriend Davide Sanclimenti cheered her on in the audience.

The fellow Love Islander even made a cameo in Ekin-Su’s routine earlier that night, joining her disco skate as a shirtless mechanic, whom she snogged at the end of the skate.

Ekin-Su managed to make it through two performances, despite being injured (Picture: Matt Frost/ITV/Shutterstock)
Fans have accused the show of destroying Ekin-Su’s confidence (Picture: Matt Frost/ITV/Shutterstock)
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Alas, judge Jayne Torvill simply thought EastEnders star Patsy – who now resides in the States – had a ‘cleaner performance’, alongside Oti Mabuse and Ashley Banjo – who said both women should be proud of their skating performances.

A visibly upset Ekin-Su said: ‘You put so much time… all the other work commitments I had, this was my priority, and I really gave everything to it.

‘I love it, I fell in love with the ice.’

Co-host Phillip said: ‘I think this is probably the most emotional skate-off we’ve ever had.

‘Please be really proud of what you did. Have a big lap of honour.’

It’s safe to say viewers were raging over the decision, taking to Twitter to voice their anger after Ekin-Su’s elimination.

‘Ekin I am SO PROUD of you babe, you have given us amazing dances and moments on the ice and you will never be forgotten. You truly gave it your all for it and we all saw it. This show NEVER deserved you and you didn’t deserve to leave tonight for sure’, wrote one fan.

Another penned: ‘i’m actually in tears like??? what this show and its audience has done to ekin’s confidence is one of the saddest things i’ve ever seen, and it just didn’t have to be this way. she deserves so, so much better than this’, following Ofcom complaints in week one

‘So sad for Ekin because she really wanted to prove herself and go far’, added another.

Dancing On Ice continues Sunday on ITV1.