'Dancing On Ice' stars Matt Evers and Ian 'H' Watkins want to perform 'steamier' routines

Ian H Watkins (left) and Matt Evers attending the launch of Dancing On Ice 2020, held at Bovingdon Airfield, Hertfordshire. (Photo by Ian West/PA Images via Getty Images)

Dancing On Ice's first same sex partnership, Matt Evers and Ian "H" Watkins, are looking to make their routines a bit raunchier.

Following on from their first performance together last Sunday, professional skater Evers has shared that he and former Steps member Watkins have approached the show's bosses to dial up the romance.

"We have spoken to producers to see if we can make the routines a little steamier. Perhaps take it up a notch and add some romance," he told The Sun. "It's down to them though.

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"Last week we tested the waters and we were overwhelmed by the response from the viewers. Having a same sex couple on the show means so much to so many people - I didn't realise how huge it would be."

Ian Watkins and Matt Evers during the Dancing On Ice 2019 photocall at ITV Studios on December 09, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Marsland/WireImage)

Evers and Watkins' first routine was lauded by judge John Barrowman who was reduced to tears by the performance.

The actor and TV personality discussed how much it had meant to him as a gay man to watch the pair dance.

He said on the night: “I am [emotional]. That makes me happy on a compete multitude of levels just because of seeing two men who represent someone who is like me, and to skate as well as you did, you’ve done it now, the nerves are out of the way.

“You’ve shown that two men can perform and skate together. It doesn’t have to be what you did before with the man/woman thing…you know, man/man, switch it up, do it different ways."

John Barrowman during the Dancing On Ice 2019 photocall at ITV Studios on December 09, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images)

However, the first for the show did have some detractors as their dance received 16 Ofcom complaints.

Evers reacted to the complaints on Twitter, writing: "16 out of 5.5 million... the odds are in our favor."

With the first half of the contestants having performed last weekend, the next six are set to skate on Sunday.

Watkins and Evers won't be in the skate-off though, as it was Trisha Goddard who landed in the bottom last week alongside professional partner Łukasz Różycki.