Dancing on Ice: Politician Oona King proves she has potential

Labour politician Oona King proved she could be queen of Dancing on Ice with a strong first performance.

The 45-year-old danced with Scotland’s Mark Hanretty to the 1979 duet by Donna Summer and Barbra Streisand, No More Tears (Enough is Enough).

The Baroness was a very long way from the House of Lords shining in a navy sparkly dress with fringing and rocked the 70s vibe with a full afro.

The flashing neon lights added to the disco feel of the number.

The politician appeared confident in her lifts and even successfully attempted the difficult reclining showgirl lift.

Three out of the four judges were impressed by Oona’s first performance, with Robin Cousins raving about her potential.

Robin said: “Oona’s skating is more than there, she has a natural instinct on the ice and I can’t wait to see her develop. Her potential is fantastic.”

And he backed that view up with a score of 6.0.

Karen also scored Oona a 6.0, calling her “one of the best in the competition’ as far as skating goes.

Ashley scored Oona a 5.0. She said: “I love a little bit of disco! I am excited to see you progress.”

To a chorus of boo from the audience, Jason scored Oona a 3.5.

He said: “The thing is, you have a great face but just having the one doesn’t cut it. Your arms looked like you were bringing in a plane at times.

“It needed a little more sassiness for me. But the skating seems to be there.”

The former MP for Bethnal Green and Bow scored 20.5 overall.

A clearly delighted Oona said: “Even if I go out tonight, having Robin Cousins tell me that I skated well means that I can die happy.

“I was better than I thought I was going to be.”

Before the show the politician was the bookie's favourite to be eliminated.

Will Oona make it through to skate another week? Tune into the Live Results Show on ITV and STV at 8.30pm to find out.

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