Dancing On Ice’s Antony Cotton hits back at trolls after his exit

Antony Cotton has hit back at trolls following his Dancing On Ice exit.


Donna Air and Antony Cotton became the latest celebs to be eliminated from the competition after a three way skate off on Sunday night.

Media personality Donna and Corrie actor Antony were voted off Dancing On Ice 2018 against rugby star Max Evans.

During his final episode, Antony came under attack from some viewers for his supposedly ‘disrespectful’ attitude.

Former Strictly pro James Jordan tweeted: “Watching @dancingonice and Anthony Cotton just got destroyed by the judges but justifiably. Also, is it just me but he seems like he could be a right pain to work with. Doesn’t come across likeable at all.#DancingOnIce”

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Antony and Brandee

He added: “He needs to “Turn up, Keep up and Shut up””.

But – in a now deleted tweet – Antony hit back: “Currently doing two jobs at the moment, so please don’t worry about my career. As for wondering what I’m like to work with, maybe take the guess work out and ask [pro partner] @YayItsBrandee?


“I don’t think you’ll find the answer you’re looking for. Trolls rarely do.”

Antony’s pro partner Brandee spoke up to defend him.

She wrote: “Judging a person does not define who they are. It defines who you are @The_JamesJordan. Antony is loving, caring and kind. He has a beautiful soul and I love that we are good friends now. My journey on @dancingonice has been amazing because of him.”

Antony then added: “My girl, B. Thank you. Loved every minute. We did it for your dad!!!

“Hope that answers your question James. And hey – best of all, I’m not you. Win, win.”

Antony Cotton and Brandee Malto.
Antony Cotton and Brandee Malto.

In the skate off, judges Jayne Torvill, Christopher Dean, Jason Gardiner and Ashley Banjo decided who to save after the couples skated again.


Judges Jason Gardiner, Ashley Banjo and Christopher Dean all saved Max, leaving Donna and Antony to go home. Although her casting vote was not needed, head judge for the week Jayne Torvill also saved Max.

Dancing On Ice UK 2018 continues Sunday nights on ITV.