Rufus Hound was praised by Dancing On Ice viewers for “shaming the government” live on air this evening.
The comedian, 41, used the platform tonight to blast Tory MPs over the school meals scandal.
Last year voted down the Marcus Rashford’s bid to extend free school meals over the holidays.
While there was a u-turn over the decision, the school meals that were delivered earlier this month were slammed by mums as the parcels received were at an estimated cost of £5.22, as opposed to the £30 they were entitled to.
A brand new element to this year’s DOI series saw the judges tonight choose to give one of the celebrities a free pass to next week.
Phil also gave fans a glimpse at how the new Covid-secure studio looked like ahead of the live show.
Sharing a video of himself and Holly, standing two meters away behind him, he said: “We are finally reunited – well, we’re a long way apart – but we are in the Dancing On Ice studio and we’re all here.”
Showing off the elongated judges panel, which had perspex dividers between Jordan Banjo, John Barrowman, Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean, Phil said: “Here’s the incredibly long judges desks and they are all in their own perspex compartments.”
“It’s the Titanic! The judging Titanic!” John called out.
This year’s skating competition has already been riddled with issues, though surprisingly not to do with Covid-19.
Last night, Denise Van Outen was rushed to hospital after dislocating her shoulder after falling face first during rehearsals.
Professional skater Yebin Mok is also unable to perform alongside her celebrity partner Graham Bell at the launch after a freak accident saw him stab her leg with his skate blade.
And Rebekah Vardy accidentally sliced pro partner Andy Buchanan’s face with her ice skates – but the pair are thankfully still able to perform tonight.
*Dancing On Ice airs tonight at 6pm on ITV
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