Dancing on Ice’s Ekin-Su hits back at routine critics

Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu is not going to change tactics after her recent run Dancing on ice dispute.

Collaborated with Brendyn Hatfield, o Island of Love The 2022 champion (who is in a relationship with co-star Davide Saclimenti) made her mark on the ice from the get-go, skating to Britney Spears’ ‘Toxic’ in an outfit that brought many viewers home.

“Every woman, no matter who you are, what your age or what you look like, should feel sexy,” she said. The Daily Star ahead of this weekend’s routine.

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“I think sexy is perceived differently. It’s not about cleavage, legs and bum. It’s about the knowledge you have, it’s about the way you carry yourself, the way you talk to people, knowing who you are and embracing it.”

After the early backlash, the star vowed to come back stronger with this defiant message: “I’m not just going to back down anymore, I’m going to be confident again.

“I will fight. I am here, I am ready. I will shine and be me again.”

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Despite her confident approach to the audience, Ekin-Su admitted that she was still influenced by them Dancing on ice reactions behind closed doors.

“I was very upset,” she admitted. “I had negative comments, which upset me. I’m not going to lie after all that happened, I cried a lot.

“I went home, I cried in Davide’s arms. It used to affect me, now it doesn’t because I’ve trained my mind where I read it and it doesn’t bother me.”

Dancing on ice airs on ITV1 and ITVX.

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