Those looking forward to getting to see former Playboy model and Baywatch star Pamela Anderson pull some flexible shapes on the ice this winter will have been left disappointed after the first weekend of the new series of Dancing On Ice saw the 45 year-old become the first celebrity eliminated.

The result could be considered harsh on Anderson, who – with her partner Matt Evers - had placed third after the judges vote the first time round. However, once the voting was put over to the public she found herself in the bottom two and having to skate again, facing the subsequent humiliation of losing out to TV unfunnyman Keith Chegwin in the skate-off.

Blaming her most famous assets, Anderson told presenter Phillip Schofield “I just stumbled, my boobs fell out, it happens”. She also took to Twitter to express her sorrow at being knocked out so early, writing: "Thanks for everything. Sorry I was voted off... My dress fell apart in save-me skate. Devestated [sic]. Sorry international calls were not excepted [sic]. I couldn't vote with my own phone." Those who made it through on the first weekend were Coronation Street actress Samia Ghadie, Eastenders’ Matt Lapinskas, Olympic gold-medal winning Beth Tweddle and former X Factor winner Shayne Ward. Six other contestants, including TV presenter Anthea Turner and Olympic boxing gold medallist Luke Campbell skate for the first time next weekend.