Maura Higgins takes a swipe at ‘basic’ Dancing On Ice routines as she claims judges are overscoring

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MAURA Higgins has taken a cheeky swipe at “basic” Dancing On Ice routines and claimed that the judges are overscoring.

The Love Island star said that she was not impressed with the lacklustre performances this series.

Maura Higgins slammed DOI judges for scoring too highly

The 30-year-old also slammed the judges for deliberately scoring contestants highly despite their simple routines.

The reality star appeared on the ITV skating show in 2020 paired with professional Alexander Demetriou.

Maura vented: “The basic skating will get you a 9.5 this year.”

A number of fans agreed with the reality star, with one writing: “The scoring is bizarre! I think they’re scoring based on the personality they like rather than the skating! It’s been awful this year!”

The Love Island star said fumed that contestants are getting overscored for ‘basic’ routines

Another posted: “It’s a joke this year, no atmosphere over scoring and the wrong skaters getting under scored.”

A third added: “Exactly what I was thinking so weird. It’s a poor show this year, lacking in skating, personalities and totally over the top scoring.. not a patch on previous year.”

Meanwhile, another follower said that Maura’s series was in a completely different league.

They wrote: “Sadly that’s because of all partnerships we’ve lost because of Covid and injuries it’s shortened as well!

Maura appeared on the skating show in 2020 with Alexander Demitriou

“Your show last year was in a different league. We miss you this year Maura.”

The ITV celebrity ice skating competition has been hit with problems this series as a host of stars were forced to pull out.

The show has been plunged into a ratings crisis after just 3.6million people watched Sunday night’s show.

The series launched in January with more than six million viewers tuning in to watch – but just six weeks later the show has shed scores of viewers.

A number of fans agreed with Maura’s observation

It comes with the news of backstage drama with bosses being accused of preferential treatment for Faye Brooks.

Insiders revealed how ITV bosses had called in their Creative Director Dan Whiston to work with Faye, which the other competitors moaned gave her a huge advantage.

An insider said: “After Hamish Gaman pulled out and Faye was paired with Matt, bosses brought in Dan to help them.

“He trained with them at a rink in Manchester the week before last and has been helping them perfect their routines.

The ITV show plunged into rating’s crisis on Sunday night

“Faye and Matt had never worked together before so they needed extra time on the ice but others in the competition think she’s been given an unfair advantage.

Faye was partnered with Matt after pro Hamish, 37, walked out following a row with Dancing On Ice bosses over an injury.

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