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Sinitta first to skate off show in trouser slip-up

Singer Sinitta became the first celebrity to be voted off Dancing On Ice after a costly mistake in the skate-off.

The So Macho pop star (41) ripped her ice-skating partner Andrei Lipanov's trousers when a lift went wrong.

After being told she was leaving the ITV1 show, a shocked Sinitta said: "I had such high hopes for this.

"I was starting to love it. I can hardly speak."

The first live show in the new series of Dancing On Ice last night saw the seven female celebrities attempt to impress the judges.

Next week, it will be the turn of the seven men taking part.

Sinitta, wearing a bright pink outfit, took to the rink for the skate-off after being told she was in the bottom two after the judges' scores were combined with the public vote.

Joining her in the bid to avoid elimination was Olympic swimmer Sharron Davies.

But as Sinitta came to the end of her routine -- performed to Halo by Beyonce -- the blade of her skate cut through her partner's trousers, leaving a hole in the material.

He was not hurt, but Sinitta was reduced to tears as she left the floor to speak to hosts Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby.