Dancing on Ice judges accused of ‘sexism and favouritism’ as fans fume over Michelle Heaton’s exit


DANCING on Ice is embroiled in a “sexism and favouritism” row following Michelle Heaton’s axe.

Fans are furious the Liberty X singer is out of the competition, claiming some male celebrities were “overmarked”.

The DOI judges are under fire for their scoring
Michelle Heaton has left the competition

Michelle, 43, was bottom of the leaderboard with just half a point between her and EastEnders legend Patsy Palmer.

She was given 20 points by judges Jayne Torvill, Christopher Dean, Ashley Modurotolu Banjo MBE and Oti Mabuse.

Meanwhile at the top was Nile Wilson with 33.5 points.

One viewer fumed: “Why do these evil judges always overmark the men?”

Another said: “Gosh! I hate this show, can’t wait for Ekin to be done with this crap of a show filled with jealous, bitter, old & misogynistic women/men.”

Someone else added: “It feels like if any of the men come out and do a s*** on the ice the judges will give them a 10, but if a woman skates on their own gets swung around hits the ceiling thrown around they get a 5.5. joke. this show either needs a revamp, or it needs axing.”

“And the overmarking for the men begins,” said another.

One viewer said sarcastically: “That was worse than his first dance! but let’s keep over scoring the men.”

Dancing on Ice fans complained the show had been “fixed” after a cruel twist sent Michelle packing.

In a change to normal proceedings, there was no skate off and instead the person with the fewest votes was sent packing.

After her exit, a very emotional, Michelle – who was partnered with Lukasz Rozycki – said: “I’m gutted. I’ve loved every second and loved everything I just did there.

“This man has been amazing, I’m so sorry it’s been cut short.”

Michelle Heaton and Lukasz Rozycki were sent home tonight
Patsy Palmer was also at risk of being sent home