Rapper Lady Leshurr is partnered with Brendyn Hatfield on Dancing on Ice (Picture: Matt Frost/ITV/REX)
During the opening episode of the new series, Lady Leshurr performed for the very first time with her skating partner Brendyn Hatfield.
The pair skated to Little Mix’s 2013 track Salute, wearing matching sparkling tracksuit ensembles as they delivered impressive twirls and lifts.
But one of the highlights of their performance came right at the beginning, with Lady Leshurr spitting bars as she emerged on the ice.
One viewer said that Lady Leshurr’s Dancing on Ice rap was ‘the best thing’ to happen in the year so far.
‘Two weeks into 2021 and Lady Leshurr rapping during her performance is the best thing to happen,’ they said.
Another said that they were ‘obsessed with @LadyLeshurr rapping before her dance’.
‘YESSS! @LadyLeshurr smashed it!!!!’ someone else tweeted.
‘Let’s just say @LadyLeshurr is the winner right now,’ another remarked.
One fan said that in their opinion, Lady Leshurr rapping at the beginning of her performance before skating to Little Mix is ‘the most iconic thing to ever happen on this show’.
Lady Leshurr couldn’t handle her excitement when Little Mix member Leigh-Anne Pinnock reacted to her skating to their song.
‘Gwan @LadyLeshurr skating to Salute! Bloody loved that!’ Leigh-Anne tweeted from the official Little Mix Twitter account.
‘NOT LITTLE MIX POSTING THAT THEY SEEN OUR PERFORMANCE,’ Lady Leshurr tweeted in response. ‘WE LOVED IT!! THANKYOU’
At the end of their routine, Lady Leshurr and Brendyn were awarded 25 points out of a possible 40.
She found herself joint top alongside Jason Donovan, Joe-Warren Plant and Rebekah Vardy, with the recently-injured Denise Van Outen and Rufus Hound receiving the lowest and second-lowest number of points respectively.
Despite not being on top of the leaderboard, Rufus became the first contestant to receive a Golden Ticket from the judges, meaning that his place in the competition is guaranteed up until Musicals Week.
At the end of the show, it was announced that Lady Leshurr would face the skate-off in next week’s show.
Dancing on Ice returns next Sunday at 6pm on ITV.
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