Dancing On Ice star The Vivienne addresses ‘attack’ on drag

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Dancing On Ice star The Vivienne gave a heartfelt thanks to the viewing public for their support during Sunday’s semi-final episode as she said her art of drag was ‘fully under attack’.

The former RuPaul‘s Drag Race UK star, 30, real name James Williams, took to the rink for her Personal Skate having chosen the song Over The Rainbow from the 1939 film Wizard Of Oz to perform to as it held a special place in her heart.

After putting on an elegant performance with her professional partner Colin Grafton, she expressed her gratitude at being made to feel welcome on the show and with series fans amid a turbulent time for drag performers.

Referring to recent protests around the world against drag story telling events for children, The Vivienne thanked the audience for their support, saying: ‘Especially at a time when drag is fully under attack, to show that drag is nothing but entertainment. We’re nothing to be feared. We just want to have fun.’

Members of the public across the globe have rallied against events at public libraries and other venues which involve drag queens reading children’s books and engaging in other learning activities for young people and their families.

Speaking out: Dancing On Ice's The Vivienne gave a heartfelt thanks to the public for their support during Sunday's semi-final episode as she said her art of drag was 'fully under attack' (pictured with professional partner Colin Grafton)

Speaking out: Dancing On Ice’s The Vivienne gave a heartfelt thanks to the public for their support during Sunday’s semi-final episode as she said her art of drag was ‘fully under attack’ (pictured with professional partner Colin Grafton)

Before her Personal Skate, The Vivienne spoke of the emotional reason she had chosen Over The Rainbow for her performance.

She chose the track as it meant a lot to her since her childhood after watching the 1939 musical film The Wizard of Oz starring Judy Garland.

She explained: ‘For my personal song, I’m going to be skating to Over the Rainbow.

‘As a young boy I really fell in love with The Wizard of Oz because it just made me feel like anything was possible.

‘I knew I was different but I didn’t know what it was but seeing Dorothy who knew there was a bigger world out there than Kansas definitely struck something with me.’

The Vivienne, who is partnered with professional skater Colin Grafton on the show, went on to explain how it wasn’t until she moved out of Wales to a big city that she began to feel comfortable in her own skin.

Being around likeminded people enabled to grow into herself and embrace her authentic identity.

She said: ‘I came out at 14 and moved to Liverpool when I was 16 and quickly found my tribe.

Grateful: She expressed her gratitude at being made to feel welcome on the show and with series fans amid a turbulent time for drag performers at the the moment

Grateful: She expressed her gratitude at being made to feel welcome on the show and with series fans amid a turbulent time for drag performers at the the moment

‘It was a big sigh of relief that these people were exactly like me. And then I saw drag queens and thought “wow, I’m really in Oz now!”

‘It’s a crazy full circle from little seven year-old James dreaming of being Dorothy to now being able to portray this song on ice.

‘When people watch this performance, I hope that they are transported to this happy place and whatever they’re going through, just know that over the rainbow there is something fabulous waiting for you. And you’re a very special person who can get through anything.’

The Vivienne wore a dazzling pink and white mini dress which was adorned with shimmering sequins and jewels.

She was awarded 9.5 points by Ashley while the rest of the judges awarded 10 each.

The studio audience did not take too kindly to Ashley not awarded the maximum number of points but he insisted: ‘It is a good mark!’

Blunder: Earlier in the episode The Vivienne crashed to the ice as she attempted a jump, landing on her knees

Blunder: Earlier in the episode The Vivienne crashed to the ice as she attempted a jump, landing on her knees

Crashing out: The Vivienne said: 'My knees are hurting a little bit but I'm fine. We're dancing on ice. Things happen'

Crashing out: The Vivienne said: ‘My knees are hurting a little bit but I’m fine. We’re dancing on ice. Things happen’

Earlier in the show The Vivienne crashed to the ground as she took a tumble during the group’s Solo Skate.

Each celebrity performed without their professional partner for the first time in the series.

The routine got off to a good start until The Vivienne crashed to the ice as she attempted a jump, landing on her knees.

She quickly climbed back onto her feet to continue the routine and seemed in good spirits while talking about the mishap to show hosts Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield.

All stars: (L-R) Siva, Nile Wilson, The Vivienne, Joey Essex and Mollie Gallagher are all seen before taking to the rink for the group performance without their professional partners

All stars: (L-R) Siva, Nile Wilson, The Vivienne, Joey Essex and Mollie Gallagher are all seen before taking to the rink for the group performance without their professional partners

The Vivienne said: ‘My knees are hurting a little bit but I’m fine. We’re dancing on ice. Things happen.’

Phillip chimed in: ‘That’s live skating for you.’

Giving the panel’s feedback, head judge Christopher revealed The Vivienne had placed last due to her stumble, receiving only one point.

Dancing On Ice continues next Sunday on ITV1 and ITVX at 6.30pm. 

DANCING ON ICE 2023: MEET THE CONTESTANTS

PATSY PALMER 

AGE: 50

PROFESSION: Actress and DJ

WHAT DID THEY SAY?:  ‘I’ve turned it down before because I was terrified, but when I turned 50 I made a pact to get out of my confront zone. ‘

EKIN-SU CULCULOGLU

AGE: 28

PROFESSION: Love Island star 

WHAT DID THEY SAY?:  ‘I’ve got some amazing news to tell you. I’m so excited, I can’t wait to get myself on the ice and skate. Stay tuned and see you on the ice.’

 MOLLIE GALLAGHER 

AGE: 24

PROFESSION: Actress

WHAT DID THEY SAY?: ‘I’ve not got the best coordination so when people find out they will laugh, but I don’t want to spend my life saying “I can’t do this, I can’t do that.”

JOEY ESSEX

AGE: 32 

PROFESSION: Ex TOWIE star

WHAT DID THEY SAY?: ‘I’m so excited. I wanted something in my life with structure and it’s more serious than what I usually do.’

 CARLEY STENSON

AGE: 36

PROFESSION: Actress and West End star

WHAT DID THEY SAY?: ‘I’m so excited that I get to learn how to dance…on ice! I’m terrified but can’t wait – I just want to make the most of this whole experience.’

SIVA KANESWARAN

AGE: 33

PROFESSION: Singer

WHAT DID THEY SAY?: ‘I want to learn how to skate and make my family proud of me and put on a show for everyone to see.’

 JOHN FASHANU 

AGE: 60

PROFESSION: Former footballer and pundit 

WHAT DID THEY SAY?:  ‘I am definitely in it to win it.And this may be one of the scariest things I’ve ever signed up for but I couldn’t be more ready for the challenge!’

NILE WILSON

AGE: 26

PROFESSION: Olympic gymnast 

WHAT DID THEY SAY?: ‘I’ve not done much ice-skating but I am so excited for the opportunity. I’m so excited to get into that routine and to feel like an athlete again.’

 JAMES LEE WILLIAM AKA THE VIVIENNE 

AGE: 29

PROFESSION: Drag queen

WHAT DID THEY SAY?: ‘To be the first drag artist to take part in one of the big UK reality competition shows is an honour and a big step forward for queer representation on TV.’

  DARREN HARRIOT 

PROFESSION: Comedian 

AGE: 34 

WHAT DID THEY SAY?: ‘I’ve got giant feet, I don’t skate and I can’t danceMy family has already made bets – they’re making bets that I’ll fall on the first episode!’ 

 MICHELLE HEATON

AGE: 43

PROFESSION: Singer

WHAT DID THEY SAY?: ‘I’ve always wanted to do it but I know I would never have been able to complete anything because of the way I was 18 months ago, so I’m really truly grateful that I’ve got it this year when I’m a lot stronger.’

 

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