Michelle Heaton broke down in tears as she hit the rink for the first time during the first episode of Dancing On Ice on Sunday.
The singer, 43, spoke candidly about her ‘second chance’ on the show after her battle with drug and alcohol addiction, before becoming emotional again after a series of disappointing scores put her at the bottom of the charts.
Despite the dance featuring a wide range of lifts, Michelle appeared to take a number of missteps as the nerves seemed to get the better of her.
Tears: Michelle Heaton broke down in tears as she hit the rink for the first time during the first episode of Dancing On Ice on Sunday
After scoring 19 points from the judges, she started to get upset and started crying as she turned to partner Lukasz Rozycki and said: ‘It’s just amazing and he’s been just amazing. I’m so sorry.’
But she was reassured by hosts Holly and Phil, who assured the star it was a “good place to start”.
Prior to the performance, she could be seen explaining how much the show meant to her, telling the camera, “My struggle with addiction is no secret.”
Candid: The singer, 43, spoke candidly about her ‘second chance’ on the show after her battle with addiction, before collapsing again after a series of disappointing scores
Rock Bottom: The Liberty X singer, 42, has given up alcohol after her addiction to drugs and alcohol left her near death (pictured April 2021)
“A few years ago I was up for Dancing On Ice and I just wasn’t in any shape to do it. Yeah, that’s a lot. So yeah, it’s really surreal to be here.
Last year, the singer admitted she had ‘given up on life’ before seeking treatment with a 28-day stint in rehab the year before.
Speaking to Closer magazine, the mother-of-two said the worst part about her alcoholism was what she put her husband Hugh Hanley and their two children Faith, 11, and AJ, nine, through.
Gutted: After scoring 19 points from the judges, she started to get angry and cry as she turned to partner Lukasz Rozycki and said: ‘It’s just amazing and he’s been just amazing. i’m so sorry
Routine: Despite the dance featuring a wide range of lifts, she saw Michelle take a number of missteps as the nerves seemed to get the better of her
“I had given up on life,” she told the magazine, explaining, “At my lowest I would wake up in the morning and pray for someone to help me or I just wanted to die.”
“I didn’t care if I lost my family or my friends, it was just a question of where the next drink would come from. My skin was gray, I was exhausted, and my body was completely unrecognizable and bloated.
She has completely changed her life and is now keeping her followers up to date with her workout at the gym.
Up and down: She was thrown through the air while dancing with a range of lifts, but struggled to keep her balance when on the ice solo
Despite the glitz and glamor of the first episode, it was a rocky start to the series for Love Island fan-favorite Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu, who found herself in the final two by receiving the fewest votes from the public – and couldn’t contain it. furious face.
But it was the ITV show that viewers weren’t happy with, after they had just five minutes to vote before it closed – many took to Twitter to complain about the rules as they lambasted that you didn’t even get time to pick up the phone”.
After the top six celebrities performed, it was time to find out who would be dancing again next week in the bottom two – and risk being sent home.
DANCING ON ICE WEEK 1 DASHBOARD
1. Nile Wilson and Olivia Smart: 29.5 points out of 40
2. Joey Essex and Vanessa Bauer: 27 points out of 40
3. Siva Kaneswaran and Klabera Komini: 24 points out of 40
4. Ekin-Su Culculoglu and Brendan Hatfield: 21.5 out of 40 points
5. Patsy Palmer and Matt Evers: 21 points out of 40
6. Michelle Heaton and Lukasz Rozycki: 19 out of 40 points
And it was bad news for Ekin-Su, who looked stunned by the news as she turned to speak with her dance partner Brendyn Hatfield, while her boyfriend Davide Sanclimenti was equally unhappy while he watched from the audience.
The Love Island star admitted she was “sad” at the news, as presenters Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby quizzed her after the result and tried to reassure her.
‘I’m just sad, but, you know. I’ve also been very sick and I know that’s no excuse, but I just got up, and yes,’ Ekin-Su said.
Gutted: Despite the glitz and glamour, it was a rocky start for the Love Island fan-favorite Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu series, which ended up in the bottom two by receiving the fewest votes from the public – and n couldn’t contain his furious face