Vivienne makes history by becoming the first drag queen to compete in Dancing On Ice
RuPaul’s Drag Race star Vivienne made history as the first drag queen to compete on Dancing On Ice.
he is the drag queen who is the first contestant to perform on the second episode of the new series of the ITV skating competition, which will see five celebrities and their partners take to the ice after the group the first six contestants performed last Sunday.
For their opening, The Vivienne, 30, and dance partner Colin Grafton, delivered an energetic performance of Cher’s Strong Enough.
Wearing a black curly wig and glittering black outfit to pay homage to the American singer, the drag queen performed an impressive twist and lift to score 28.5 points.
Judge and former Olympic skater Jayne Torvill felt their skating was “very solid and smooth” and she loved how much the drag queen seemed to enjoy the routine.
Her dance partner Christopher Dean said: “A star was born on the ice tonight,” adding: “We’ve had a few divas, but you’re by far our best skater by far. .”
Ahead of the custom, The Vivienne said it was “very honored” to be the first drag queen to compete in the ITV1 series of skating competitions.
However, it was former Hollyoaks star Carley Stenson who topped the chart in the episode with a score of 32.
Dressed in a light blue sparkly dress, the 40-year-old actress glided through Jessie Ware’s Say You Love Me with co-star Mark Hanretty
Dean said all he wrote was “awesome, wonderful, lovely, wonderful”.
Torvill added: “I mean it’s completely seamless and it has everything, it has nice lifts, nice skating, matching lines – it’s amazing.”
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Meanwhile, former footballer John Fashanu paid tribute to his athletic background when he performed Collapsed Lung’s Eat My Goal for his routine.
Fashanu and his partner Alexandra Schauman wore soccer jerseys as they glided across the ice and were escorted by people dressed as soccer balls dancing around them.
The pair received a score of 19 for their efforts, with Dean describing him as the most progressive skater since training camp.
He added that there was “a lot of smoke and mirrors” and “not much skating” but overall Fashanu remained on his feet, which he commended.
Coronation Street’s Mollie Gallagher put on an elegant performance with Abba’s Angel Eyes when she first hit the ice.
The 25-year-old actress and her skating partner, Sylvain Longchambon, kicked and knocked them out with a score of 26.5.
Judge Oti Mabuse praised Gallagher for incorporating her acting abilities into her everyday work and only encouraged her to work out her limbs.
Elsewhere in the episode, comedian Darren Harriott delivered an energetic routine to Fireball by Pitbull alongside his skating partner Tippy Packard, helping them to score 26.5.
The pair, dressed in fiery red, orange and black outfits, ended the contest in a humorous style with Packard slapping a glass of water in Harriott’s face.
Judge Ashley Banjo said he was “very impressed” with the amount of moves they put into the routine and said he would have given him a higher score but there were a few moments where he faltered.
To kick off the show, professional skaters put on a dazzling performance in Barry Manilow’s Dancin’ Fool in tuxedo.
Dean and Torvill will also showcase their skating skills throughout the episode as they perform a quick tango-style dance to Canadian singer Michael Buble’s song Higher.
Best known for winning a gold medal at the 1984 Winter Olympics, they previously said they had skated five times a week since September to perform in front of a full audience for the first time since. epidemic.
Last week, six celebrities performed on the first episode, with former Olympic gymnast Nile Wilson receiving the top score of the night from the judges of 29.5, while winner Love Island Ekin-Su Culculoglu is at the bottom of the list after a public vote.
She will now face one of five celebrities who will be taking to this ice rink this Sunday to try to stay in the competition.
Dancing On Ice continues on ITV1 and ITVX
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