Dancing on Ice cast and crew ‘panicking’ while being evacuated ‘half-dressed’

Cast and crew on ITV hit Dancing on Ice were left “panicking” as they were evacuated “half-dressed” before the show.

The Sunday night skating contest was thrown into chaos when a pair of hair straighteners set off the fire alarms just an hour ahead of a live broadcast.

The incident, which resulted in cast and crew members being evacuated, was caused by judge Oti Mabuse's hairdresser, the Sun reports.

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Stars who were having their hair and make-up done had to flee the studio half-dressed.

Professional skater Matt Evers said: "Oti's hairdresser accidentally set the fire alarms off the other Sunday – an hour before the show was due to start!

"We were all panicking, people were in hair and make-up, half-dressed."

The incident was dealt with and declared safe in time for the Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby fronted show to go on air as scheduled.

Matt added: "We found out later it was because Oti's hair straighteners were smoking. But as you saw, it all got resolved in time."

Meanwhile contestant Joey Essex has posted another snap of his gruesome finger injury while sharing a sweet message dedicated to his nan.

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The former TOWIE star has been taking the rink by storm as he strutted his stuff but following his injury, which left him unable to "do up" his laces in week one, Joey appeared to put it all behind him as he thanked his nan for a gold ring she gifted him.

Jumping onto Instagram, Joey reflected on Sunday night's show while sharing a picture of the cut on his middle finger.

He captioned the snap: "Special night. Thank you to my beautiful Nan for giving me something I'll treasure forever," followed by a white love hear emoji.

The 32-year-old then added: "Plus the scar from day two of starting @dancingonice."

Joey and his ice skating partner Vanessa Bauer have continued to impress fans at home and the ice panel each week and they have received high scores for their performances.


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