Heather Mills is set to appear on the new series of Dancing On Ice, which kicks off on ITV this evening, but hated Miss Mills had some demands before she agreed to appear on the show.
The 42-year-old former model demanded that her skates not be made from leather, in line with her strict beliefs. ITV Producers were forced to order a specially made set of skates made from synthetic material called Clarino, costing £200. Heather lost her left leg below the knee in a road accident in 1993, but no modifications were needed to the skates to accommodate her prosthetic limb.
A source for Dancing On Ice said: “Heather is adamant that she will not wear leather, which is barely a step down from fur as far as she is concerned. It was part of her conditions for going on the show, which also include an insistence that all her refreshments are vegan. Vegan boots are not unheard of in Ice Skating because leather needs so much looking after, but they are not the standard by any means.“
The girls are set to kick off the new series tonight, with Daniella Westbrook, Heather Mills, Tana Ramsay, Sharron Davies, Emily Atack, Hayley Tamaddon and Sinita all stepping onto the ice for the first time.
Meanwhile bookies are giving odds of 5/2 that Heather Mills is the first to get kicked off the show this weekend, which is hardly surprising considering pretty much all of England can’t stand her after she divorced Sir Paul McCartney a few years ago, walking away with £24 million of his personal fortune.