Tim Westwood asks Twitter: ‘Should I do ‘Dancing On Ice’ for £50k?’

Hip-hop DJ asks followers whether he should take up invite to do ice skating reality show

Tim Westwood has been invited to take part in the next series of ITV‘s Dancing On Ice – and he is letting his Twitter followers decide if he should do the reality show.

The Radio 1 DJ and NME columnist announced on Twitter.com/TimWestwood that he had been asked to take part in the next series of the show, which pits celebrities against each other in a skating contest.

“Been offered £50,000 to go on Dancing On Ice – could you see me wearing sequinned outfits! Should I do it?” Westwood asked his followers last night (August 16). “It’s a maximum of 12 Sundays with some extra training and it’s a straight £50k – even if I sprain a muscle and have to pull out.”

The hip-hop DJ then decided to allow his followers to make the decision, declaring: “I’m gonna let Twitter decide if I’m going to do Dancing On Ice,” but was clearly surprised by the positive response he received to his enquiry.

“Why is everyone sayin I should do it! I’d have to dance on ice with a woman who looks like a man in drag,” he asked first, before later adding: “I need to know – Are you saying yes for my benefit or so you can have a cruel cheap laugh at my expense?”

However, it seemed Westwood was warming to the show by the end of his Twitter flurry, hinting that he might get some practice in.

“What time does Baywater [ice] rink shut tonite?” he mused. “I’ve never been on ice before – need to try it out…”

Watch this space to see whether Westwood decides to take part in the show – whose previous contestants have included the likes of The Spice GirlsEmma Bunton – or not.