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Pamela Anderson: Did she deserve 'Dancing on Ice' axe?

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Pamela Anderson was the surprise first elimination from Dancing on Ice on Sunday night's launch show.

The former Playboy model and Baywatch star had been front and centre in advertisement and press campaigns for the new series, bringing some US glitz and glamour to frosty Sunday evenings at ITV.

Dancing on Ice: Pamela Anderson and Matt Evers

© Matt Frost/ITV/Rex Features



However, Anderson was only able to reach mid-table on the judges' scoreboard after her first dance and despite Phillip Schofield's best attempts to lure the gentlemen of the nation to vote for the former lads' mag favourite, she slipped into the bottom two after the public vote.

In hindsight, the result wasn't shocking. Pammie's personality was never one of her primary attractions in her glory years and to suggest at the age of 45 (and considerable evident surgery) she was an attraction to the male population was fanciful thinking - no matter how much Schofield rubbed his thighs and phwoared.

Watch Pamela's skate-off below:



But in the skate-off with a stiff-legged, portly Keith Chegwin in Lycra, surely even Pammie couldn't fail? Well if you throw in a load of wobbles, a near fall and a brief flash of boob on the ice (someone in the wardrobe department will be getting a pay rise from ITV bosses), yes, she could fail.

Chegwin was hardly the figure of elegance on the ice, thrusting his gut and clinging for dear life to his partner, but he remained steady on his legs and looked like he'd choreographed a routine.

Dancing on Ice: Keith Chegwin and Olga Sharutenko

© Matt Frost/ITV/Rex Features



Anderson barely looked like she cared in the skate-off, either because she was keen to leave or out of shock that she found herself in the bottom two - perhaps a combo of the two.

Whether she deserved to be eliminated is another matter open to debate. She clearly had more potential than Cheggers and even in a skate with slips and wardrobe malfunctions, she showed a natural grace on the ice that will surely never come to the cheesy TV veteran.

Watch Keith's skate-off below:



Did Pamela Anderson deserve to go? Share your verdict below!

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