DANCING On Ice’s Darren Harriott delivered an eye-popping performance last weekend, whipping off his kecks to reveal gold hotpants.
While the fun move went all right on the night, it was a different story in rehearsal.
The comedian’s practice went so wrong it brought the place to a standstill as everyone within view creased with laughter.
Explaining the unfortunate wardrobe malfunction, Dan Whiston, the show’s creative director said: “My former skating partner Cheryl Baker performed with The Fizz for Darren and Tippy’s routine, and it brought back so many amazing memories from when we skated together a few years ago.
“Despite my best efforts, Cheryl wouldn’t pop her skates on for old times’ sake, but we still had a really fun day.
“Instead of the famous skirt reveal, Darren ripped off his trousers to reveal gold Lamé shorts which had everyone giggling.
“Then during rehearsals he got stuck with one leg in and one leg out of his trousers and everyone ended up crying with laughter.
“We were laughing so hard that rehearsals were brought to a standstill until we’d managed to compose ourselves.”
Darren, 34, is now a dark horse to make it to the latter stages of the competition after impressing on the ice.
He scored a very respectable 26.5 putting him within touching distance of the top six stars, who scored 30 and above.
It was certainly enough for him to avoid the chop, with Ekin-Su’s saucy routine not doing enough to save her from elimination in the dance-off.
And standing head and shoulders above the rest is Nile Wilson.
The gymnast topped the leaderboard again with a very good 34, and Dan believes he’ll be moving on to some high level moves in the near future.
He said: “Nile’s street dance routine was jam-packed with difficult moves you rarely see this early in the competition. I’m convinced within a few weeks he’ll be doing an axel.”
The edge jump, named after Norwegian skater Axel Paulsen, is skating’s most difficult jump.