Well that was dramatic and fleshy, wasn’t it? We were so looking forward to seeing Pamela Anderson skate and she’s already been kicked off the show! Nonetheless, the first episode of Dancing On Ice contained a whole host of fun surprises (mainly the Baywatch star’s decorated nipple).
Between Matt Lapinskas’ surprising skills, Samia Ghadie’s emotional statement and Shayne Ward’s chronic wobbling, we were thoroughly entertained throughout most of the show (essentially, when Keith Chegwin opened his mouth, we weren’t having fun. Mostly because he repeatedly made the same jokes).
Sadly, Cheggers didn’t leave Dancing On Ice in episode one, but he did land in the bottom two with Hollywood star Pammy. Receiving the lowest score of 15.5 after skating to Things Can Only Get Better, Ashley Roberts called Keith “a bundle of fun” but with a few involuntary actions.
Earlier, Pamela put in an amazing performance to the sound of Emilie Sande’s Read All About It and landed a respectable score of 18.5 out of 40.
Looking all relaxed and graceful in black, Pamela was a natural on the ice and appeared to really enjoy herself. And there was us thinking she’d quit after a week (not that she lasted more than one anyway).
Judge Robin Cousins told her: “Every crossover you did was correct, it was natural and not forced at all. It was beautiful.”
Beaming, Pammy told hosts Philip Schofield and Christine Bleakley: “The more confident I get, the better skating I do. I love the performance of it all – but it’s so much harder than dancing! I love it.”
She was so disappointed to land in the bottom two with Cheggers – and even more shocked when she left the show after wobbling her way through the skate off.
Stepping off the ice in white, Pamela told Philip: “I wobbled because my dress fell off!”
The host joked: “If it’d had happened earlier, you could have guaranteed a place!”
Pammy replied (probably not realising the next bit was down the judges): “Hopefully it works now!”
Yeah. It didn’t. Pammy’s unruly dress was the end of her ice skating career and saw Keith being given another chance by each of the judges.
Insisting that it really was her nipple’s fault, Pamela said afterwards: “Well, you know. I feel sad, but it was really fun and now I know how to skate a little bit. I feel so bad – I just stumbled in my dress, my boobs fell out. It happens!”
Indeed, it did happen and we enjoyed it very much. We’re going to assume the dark colouring around Pamela’s boob is tit tape, by the way, not an incredibly intrusive tattoo.