Dancing On Ice is coming to an end, but there are some lasting effects the series will have on contestant Jennifer Ellison. Particularly her bottom.
She said: “I don’t think skating is good for actually losing weight, as you need to eat so much just to keep your energy levels up but it is like being in a permanent squat so I’m definitely more toned. I’ve got buns of steel now!”
The star, who lost five stone in the months before DOI, also said that she’s missing her two-year-old boy, Bobby, more than ever - she lives in Liverpool normally but has to film the show in London: “[It’s been] hard. It’s been the only downside, because I come down on Thursday night and I go home on Monday."
"[Bobby] is at the age where he understands, so he gets to the train station and says ‘Bye train! No no no!’It’s hard being a mum because they want you. And Sunday’s mother’s day as well.”
She makes the most of her time back home by using the internet while she’s away: “I try to run as much of my life online with my food shopping and banking, so once I am at home I can just relax and enjoy time with my family. It makes it much easier to get back on the ice. And if all else fails I hit the Red Bull.”
She’s glad to be involved in the show, though: “I could leave this show and feel like I have done what I needed to do. I want to be here, raising my profile. I got a little boy and a family and I want to do it for my family.”
Jennifer Ellison is a spokesperson for Plusnet’s Mum Moments campaign, a celebration of how the internet helps mums make the most of motherhood