During the live broadcast, Holly was presenting a link with her new co-host Stephen Mulhern, when she told viewers that celebrity contestant Roxy Shadidi would be “hoping to give their opponents the fright of your life” with her Beetlejuice-inspired routine.
To set the mood, Stephen then frightened Holly with a loud noise that she clearly wasn’t expecting, as an audible “fuck” could be heard from the former This Morning star.
Later in the evening, Holly told viewers: “A little bit earlier on, Stephen made me jump and it may have sounded like a naughty word slipped out.”
“I don’t think I did!” the presenter insisted. “But I am sorry if that’s what you thought you might have heard.
“I’ll watch it back on ITV Player [now ITX] because that’s where you can watch these things back.”
Due to time constraints, Sunday’s live show did not feature a skate-off, with the pair who received the lowest combined score from the judges’ and viewers’ votes being sent home immediately.
Dancing On Ice continues on Sunday night at 6.20pm on ITV1.