The 59-year-old has credited the ITV show for his new-found physique

He became the first celebrity on this year’s Dancing On Ice to face the skate off, after coming last in the judges scores and public votes.

And Mark Little reckons the baggy costume he wore last Sunday is to blame for landing him and his skating partner Brianne Delcourt in the skate off.

The comedian – who made a name for himself in Australian soap Neighbours – believes the unflattering costume didn’t highlight his trimmer physique, after losing 2 stone from hours of dance practice.

“They started me off in a floppy denim shirt, for goodness sake. Where’s my velvet? Satin? Diamanted,” he joked.

The 59-year-old added: “So I told them, ‘I’ve lost over two stone since I started training. I’ve got this new body, help me show it off. I have some form, even though I’m an old fella.”

So what type of outfit could the actor see himself in in order to show off his bod, and keep his place in the competition?

“A shirt slashed to the navel? Yes, come on. As an Aussie, I could have skated in my budgie smugglers,’ he said, referencing a style of Australian, tight-fitting, Speedo-style swimming pants.

Haha.

Mark is hoping to grab the attention of judges Jane Torvill, Christopher Dean, Ashley Banjo and fellow Australian Jason Gardiner when he performs tomorrow night.

Speaking about the moves he has learned, he joked, “Last week, I turned one skate but the judges missed it. So I might do my next three-turn on Jason’s forehead so he doesn’t miss it.”

Jason shot down Mark’s debut  performance last week, but Mark was keen to hit back.

Poking fun at the strict judge, he said, “Jason plays the pantomime baddie. So in true Panto style, I might push him off his chair.”

We wouldn’t want to get on the wrong side of Jason if we were you, Mark!