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Dancing on Ice hit by Ofcom complaints: details

Aspects of the TV show have come under fire

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Gemma Strong
Gemma StrongOnline Digital News Director
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Dancing on Ice might have only been on for two weeks now – but it's certainly got people talking! Following on from Denise van Outen's exit and reports that Faye Brookes 'broke' the rules, host Holly Willoughby has now come under the spotlight.

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The This Morning star wowed viewers on the first show of the series in a beautiful pink embellished gown from Dany Atrache's Fall/Winter 2020-2021 collection. It featured a feathered bodice, tulle skirt and a plunging neckline – and it was the latter that caused a stir amongst viewers.

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It has now been revealed that Ofcom has received complaints about the dress, which some deemed "inappropriate". "Why does Holly wear that type of dress on a family show?" one asked on Twitter, with a second writing: "Why doesn't Holly dress appropriately for being at an ice rink. What a totally inappropriate outfit!!"

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On the whole, however, Holly's outfit went down a storm with viewers, with one fan tweeting: "OMG. This dress is everything!"

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Holly's dress caused a stir amongst Dancing on Ice viewers

Holly's wardrobe wasn’t the only controversy on the first show. A number of people made complaints about contestant Rufus Hound’s comments about the government.

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The comedian secured the first Golden Ticket of the 2021 series, giving him and his partner Robin Johnston a free pass into musicals week. Reacting to the news, he told hosts Holly and Phillip Schofield: "We live in a world where people we elect don’t want to feed hungry children. This is the least mad thing that has happened to me in a long time."

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Ofcom has received complaints about Rufus Hound's comments

After the show aired, Rufus tweeted: "To the people who want to be cross with me - you were never going to be my friend. I wish it were different, but such is the world we now live in.

"To everyone else, thanks for all your lovely messages. I will try to keep doing funny ice dances for you."

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