DANCING On Ice star Ekin-Su Culculoglu will be ditching her sexy outfit this weekend — and dress up as a nun instead.
The Love Island winner, 28, triggered more than 100 complaints last week when she wore a see-through catsuit to Britney Spears’ Toxic.
Now this Sunday she will cover up as movie nun Maria von Trapp from the 1965 classic The Sound of Music, which famously featured the song “So Long, Farewell”.
Ekin-Su told HOAR: “Whoever you see in the performance, whether I’m playing Britney Spears or Maria from The Sound of Music, I will be that person.
“With Britney, I was having fun with it, I couldn’t have performed it better in my opinion – I don’t regret it at all. I played her and now it’s over.
“This time I’ll be playing a character from The Sound of Music and I’ll be how she is supposed to be – it’s a character. People forget I’m an actress. If I was asked to play Henry VIII on ice then I’d do it.”
Watchdog Ofcom received 112 moans from viewers over Ekin- Su’s diamond-encrusted, nude body stocking last week.
She landed in the skate-off, where she beat ex-footballer John Fashanu, 60.
Ekin-Su admitted she was “very nervous” beforehand and her “confidence had been knocked down”.
But she added: “I’m grateful to be in the show and I’m grateful to be doing another week.
“I take on board every criticism – I just want to improve every week and bring different elements to my performance.”
She cannot wait for Sunday, when she will dress up as matriarch Maria in a musicals-themed show with pro partner Brendyn Hatfield.
She gushed: “This week is Musicals Week which is my favourite week!”
However, in a huge shake-up, this week there will be no skate-off — which will ramp up the pressure on the celebrities.
Couples will be scored by the judges, and those will be combined with the public votes, with the lowest-ranked couple leaving.
A source said: “It means the celebs have no safety net – there’ll be no saving of favourites, or forgiving a misstep. The stakes are higher than ever.”
- DANCING On Ice is on Sunday, 6.25pm, ITV1 and ITVX.