The 41-year-old comedian was one of six celebrities who took to the rink for the show’s first episode of the new series, and he wasted no time in hitting out at the recent school meals scandal while speaking to presenters Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield.
‘I’ve spent most of this year not emotionally stable because the world does not make sense and this does not make more sense of it,’ Rufus said at the time.
‘We live in a world where the people we elect don’t want to feed hungry children, this is the least mad thing that has happened to me in a long time.’
After the show had aired, Rufus took to Twitter to post a message to those who disagreed with his comments.
‘To the people who want to be cross with me – you were never going to be my friend,’ he penned.
‘I wish it were different, but such is the world we now live in. To everyone else, thanks for all your lovely messages. I will try to keep doing funny ice dances for you x.’
Last week, the government came under fire after parents shared pictures of woefully inadequate food parcels which had been brought in to replace £30 vouchers while schools remain closed.
One mum valued the contents of her parcel at no more than £5.22, if bought from Asda.
Parents on Twitter had shared the paltry amount of food provided by the government as part of the appalling free school meals pack given to feed kids for two weeks (Picture: @BootstrapCook / SWNS.COM)
The government soon U-turned on its decision to axe vouchers and Education Secretary Gavin Williamson said the scheme will return this week.
Rufus and his professional partner Robin Johnstone made their debut during last night’s live show with a video-game themed performance.
Judges Christopher Dean, Jayne Torvill, John Barrowman and Ashley Banjo were impressed by his routine and awarded him with the show’s first ‘golden ticket’, making him exempt from the public vote and catapulting him straight to the next stage of the competition.
Giving his feedback, John said: ‘Just because it was solely a lot of fun and showed a lot of personality, I’ve decided to go for Rufus and Robin.’
Dancing On Ice continues on Sunday at 6pm on ITV.