Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield returned to Dancing On Ice following a four year hiatus with a new judging panel and celebrity and professional skaters.
ITV viewers were blown away by Holly’s sensational Susan Neville bespoke dress for the first live show, and even compared her to Cinderella.
Holly – who has lost weight – looked incredible after being styled by Angie Smith in the gorgeous designer number favoured by the royals.
However, eagle-eyed fans quickly spotted all was not as it seemed, as the 36 year old’s footwear didn’t match her glamorous look.
Many took to social media after catching a glimpse of what appeared to be black boots, a far cry from a glass slipper.
One tweet questioned the star’s attire: “@hollywills loving your dress on #DancingOnIce but can we please talk about the shoes you keep trying to hide. I see them.”
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Another added: “#DancingOnIce @hollywills got a peep of your shoes under your dress, show us a picture please.”
And a third wrote: “Did anyone else see the awful shoes/ wellies hidden under the gorgeous Holly’s beautiful dress ? ￼S’pose you can’t risk going ass over tit on TV.”
It’s likely that Holly could have chosen boots or flat shoes to prevent a fall on the ice, but her co-presenter on both Dancing On Ice and This Morning, Phillip, revealed the pair actually wear grips on their shoes.
Speaking about their footwear he explained the secret and said: “I’ll tell you now, if Holly and I go out onto the ice they put white carpet out and we walk in our normal shoes on white carpet.
“If we have to go out without the white carpet, there are special snow gripper things that you can put on the bottom of your shoes so you don’t fall over.”
Although we can’t imagine Holly can wear snow grippers on a pair of her high heels!
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Dancing On Ice continues on ITV at 6pm on Sunday.