However, some viewers thought it was "inappropriate" and broadcasting watchdog Ofcom confirmed it received 112 complaints.
Quizzed about it on The Graham Norton Show, Mabuse said: "It is so exciting to be part of a show that gets complaints!
"I thought the outfit was really, really sexy and risk-taking is what is important to me.”
She quipped: "If I had that body, I would wear less all the time!”
Culculoglu has also defended herself after the backlash, with The Sun quoting her as saying: "You know what?
"If you have 'em flaunt them."
She added: “I mean if you’ve got a nice bum and you look sexy in a unitard, why not. Who cares?"
Mabuse joined Dancing On Ice as a judge last year, taking a seat on the panel alongside Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean and Ashley Banjo.
She said on the chat show that she was "very excited" for her first series and has a "new attitude" this year.
"I’m trying to be calm and not too screechy – my role is not to show how excited I am," she shared.
The Graham Norton Show is on BBC One on Friday 20th January at 10.40pm and is also available on BBC iPlayer.
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