Pamela Anderson has wardrobe malfunction as she exits Dancing on Ice
Monday 07 January 2013
Hollywood star Pamela Anderson suffered a stumble and a wardrobe malfunction as she became the first celebrity to be axed from Dancing on Ice.
The former Baywatch star and Playboy model, 45, was sent crashing out on the first night of the ITV competition, losing a dance off against television funnyman Keith Chegwin after problems with her dress.
A stunned looking Anderson said afterwards she was sad to have been knocked out, but added: "I just stumbled, my dress...my boobs fell out, it happens."
It came after Coronation Street star Samia Ghadie kicked off the new series tonight saying she felt added pressure and worry because of speculation over her relationship with dance partner Sylvain Longchambon.
Despite sitting third following the judge's vote, Anderson and partner Matt Evers took part in the "safety skate" against Chegwin and Olga Sharutenko after slipping into the bottom two once the public votes were added.
The judges unanimously voted to axe the Canadian-born actress, who danced to Sinead O'Connor's cover of Elton John's Sacrifice, preferring "Cheggers" routine set to Carl Orff's Carmina Burana.
Writing on Twitter afterwards, Anderson added: "Thanks for everything. Sorry I was voted off... My dress fell apart in save-me skate. Devestated (sic).
"Sorry international calls were not excepted (sic). I couldn't vote with my own phone."
When she came off the ice, presenter Phillip Schofield had quipped: "If it had happened a little earlier this evening you'd have been guaranteed a place in the final."
Actress Ghadie, who plays Maria Connor in Corrie, was first to take to the ice in front of the judges on television tonight.
Speaking before she and Longchambon danced, Ghadie said she wanted to "go out there and put everything else to one side and hopefully do my friends and my family proud".
Earlier this week Hollyoaks star Jennifer Metcalfe pulled out of ITV's diving talent show Splash! days after she was reported to have split with professional dancer Longchambon.
Speaking after the first dance Ghadie told Schofield: "Obviously with all the unwanted press attention it has been difficult this week but out there tonight I put the fallout to one side and didn't let it affect my skating.
"So regardless of that, that was the best that I can do anyway."
Ghadie was given support by sharp-tongued judge Jason Gardiner. He gave the pair a score of 3.5 - the lowest of all the judges but said they had great potential.
He added: "I know you are having a problem with the chemistry - don't shy away from that, ignore what everybody is saying but show us that there a strong partnership here and develop it."
Ghadie and Longchambon were fourth after the first round of dances and went through in the same position after the public vote, along with Matt Lapinskas who played Anthony Moon in EastEnders, Olympic medal-winning gymnast Beth Tweddle and former X Factor winner Shayne Ward.
Chegwin was back in the rink in the new series of Dancing On Ice a year after he crashed out of the show when he fell and broke his shoulder and ribs.
The presenter, who rose to fame on the BBC children's show Multi-Coloured Swap Shop, was so badly injured after his fall last year he had to pull out of the programme.
The other six contestants - Lauren Goodger from The Only Way Is Essex, Olympic boxing gold medallist Luke Campbell, television presenter Anthea Turner, comedian Joe Pasquale, ex Welsh rugby player Gareth Thomas and former MP Oona King - will take their first turn on the ice next week.
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