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Dancing On Ice 2013: Meet the celeb skaters

Tuesday, December 18th, 2012

It’s back! Dancing On Ice, the celebrity ‘reality’ show that demands the most work of the contestants while offering the least reward. Seriously, which of the former winners have gone on to do particularly well? We reckon you’d even struggle to remember who actually won in previous years. Go on, try and remember Sam Attwater or Hayley Tamaddon. Or Gaynor Faye. Yet these poor people have to spend weeks learning not only how to skate but how to dance while skating. No easy task.

Anyhow, here are the runners and riders for the new series, which kicks of on ITV on Sunday the 6th of January.

Anthea Turner

Anthea hasn’t been on our TV screens much since the ill-advised incident at her marriage to Grant Bovey when they ate Cadbury’s chocolate bars for money. A cheap stunt that backfired quite severely and which Anthea probably doesn’t want anyone to mention any more. Oops.

Beth Tweddle

Beth is an multi-medal winning artistic gymnast, which must surely make her a favourite to win the show. All she has to do is learn to skate and she should walk it. Bit of a ringer, truth be told.

Gareth Thomas

2013 should be quite a year for Gareth as he is due to be the subject of a Hollywood biopic. Mickey Rourke was due to be playing Gareth but has recently dropped out, presumably because the film would have to end with Gareth’s appearance on Dancing On Ice and Rourke would look insane in lycra.

Joe Pasquale

Come on Pasquale, you’ve already been King of the Jungle. Let someone else have a go!

Keith Chegwin

Here’s hoping Cheggers doesn’t decide to make this series of Dancing On Ice the second time he’s appeared on TV nude.

Lauren Goodger

The latest of the woeful crop of ‘scripted reality’ show ‘stars’ to make the move to ‘proper’ ‘reality’ shows, Lauren will be rubbish at skating. You watch, rubbish.

Luke Campbell

Hull’s Olympic boxing hero, Luke has wasted no time in making a bid for TV stardom. You’d think he’d be to busy building a boxing career to take part but apparently not.

Matt Lapinskas

This year’s token Ex-Eastender. We’re seriously struggling to remember who he played. Was it Dirty Den?

Oona King

So Oona used to be an MP but lost her seat to George Galloway, then Galloway went on Celebrity Big Brother and made a complete fool of himself, now he’s an MP again. Will Oona be attempting to do the same thing by making a complete fool of herself on Dancing On Ice and then running for parliament again? We hope so.

Pamela Anderson

A few years ago, getting Pamela Anderson on Dancing On Ice would have been a genuine coup. Now it just weems weird. One for the dads, though.

Samia Ghadie

This year’s token Corrie star. ITV know how to get the most value from their salaried artistes, don’t they.

Shayne Ward

Go on, think real hard, you remember the name don’t you, yes, no, do you want a clue? OK, he won X Factor. No? Still don’t remember? Neither do we.

Andy Akinwolere first off Dancing On Ice

Monday, January 9th, 2012

Andy Akinwolere voted off Dancing on Ice

Andy Akinwolere was the first person to leave Dancing on Ice last night (08.01.12).  The former Blue Peter presenter was “gutted” after he and professional partner Maria Filipov were voted off the show after competing in a skate-off against Sugababes singer Heidi Range and her partner Lipanov.

He said afterwards: “I’m gutted. We put so much into that but it wasn’t our day, so it’s cool.”

Andy’s appearance in the skate-off came as a shock as he had scored a respectable 14.5 from the judges earlier in the evening, 2.5 points more than Heidi and a staggering 6.5 higher than bottom-placed celebrity Mark Rhodes and his partner Frankie.

New judge Katarina Witt had opted to save Andy following the skate-off, which saw the two couples repeat their routines from earlier in the evening.

After Louie Spence saved Heidi, Katarina made her choice and explained: “Your second performance was more steady and better, but Andy as a celebrity and a non-skater it’s more difficult to cover a fast number, to keep the rhythm… I still feel you are the better skater.”

However, with the deciding vote, head coach Robin Cousins opted to save Heidi because of her “cleaner” performance, rather than the “great energy” exhibited by Andy.

Earlier in the night the series opened with the first set of contestants taking to the ice to impress the judges, including ‘Coronation Street’ actor Andy Whyment, ‘Dallas’ actress Charlene Tilton, professional skier Chemmy Alcott, ‘Hollyoaks’ star Jorgie Porter and TV presenter Mark Rhodes.

Jorgie and professional partner Matt Evers gained the highest score of the night, earning 18.5 from the judges.

The rest of the competitors – Chico Slimani, Corey Feldman, Laila Morse, Rosemary Conley, Sam Nixon, Jennifer Ellison and Sebastien Foucan – will perform for the first time on next week’s show.

It’s Chico time again as Chesney Hawkes pulls out of Dancing On Ice

Thursday, January 5th, 2012

Chesney Hawkes has pulled out of Dancing On Ice after injuring himself during training.  The One and Only singer had been due to take part in the ITV1 celebrity skating competition – which launches this Sunday (08.01.12) – but has now left the competition to be replaced by former X Factor contestant Chico.

Chesney said: “I am gutted not to be taking part in Dancing on Ice. I was having a brilliant time and couldn’t wait to finally be skating live on national TV!

“It wasn’t even a spectacular fall, it was a slight stumble as I practised with my skating partner. I think my children are the most disappointed they were so excited at the prospect of watching me skate.

“I’m determined to be back on the ice, I might not be able to appear in this series but hoping I will be able to appear in the show next year!”

Chico added: “Whilst I’m really excited about being part of the new series of Dancing on Ice it’s not necessarily in the best of circumstances.

“I wish Chesney all the best and a speedy recovery. I will not just be skating for myself I will be skating for Chesney as well and do him proud.”

Presenter Philip Schofield took to his twitter account to comment on the news, writing: “Just heard that poor Chesney Hawkes is too injured to continue on DOI, he’s so upset. That’s two celebs we’ve broken and we’re not on air!!

“Dangerous stuff this ice, you don’t get this with a foxtrot! His replacement? Well your clue.. What time is it? ;)”

This is not the first injury to rock the ice skating show.  Heidi Range’s professional partner Sylvain Longchambon has already been ruled out of this year’s series after tearing a tendon in his right bicep.

The Sugababes star had been due to skate with the French hunk throughout the competition but she will now be partnered by Andrei Lipanov.

Dancing on Ice 2011: Chloe Madeley is reportedly dating Sam Attwater.

Monday, April 4th, 2011

No drinking for Chloe Madeley, pictured above

Chloe Madeley is reportedly dating Sam Attwater.

The 23-year-old presenter has called time on her five-month romance with Glenn Crickmar and she and her fellow ‘Dancing On Ice’ finalist are now regarded as “an item” by those working on the show’s live tour.

A source said: “They clicked straight away and became good friends – but one thing has led to another and they are now regarded as an item by the cast and crew on ‘Dancing On Ice’.”

Chloe and 24-year-old Sam – who was romancing his professional partner Brianne Delcourt earlier this year – are said to be openly affectionate with one another and stunned onlookers in Sheffield, where they are currently rehearsing for the tour, with their intimate behaviour.

Speaking about a trip to the Lyceum Theatre to see ‘Avenue Q’ on Wednesday (30.03.11), the insider told the Daily Mirror newspaper: “At this point they didn’t really care who on the show saw them as they walked along the street arm-in-arm. We were quite shocked they were being so open about it but no one was surprised to find out they’d finally got it together.”

The following day, the couple visited a nearby bar with fellow competitors including Laura Hamilton and Denise Welch, yet Sam and Chloe left without the rest of their group.

A source said: “Sam waved goodbye to everyone and led Chloe out of the bar and back to the hotel. They then walked off down the street arm-in-arm, with Chloe resting her head on his chest. It was really sweet.”

After winning the contest last week, Sam later took to his twitter page to show off a picture of a balloon given to him by Chloe.

A message written on the gift said: “Dear Sam. ¬CONGRATULATIONS. Hope you are proud of yourself after you ruined my lips. Love Chloe x Chlam Forever.”

A spokesperson for Chloe confirmed she and Glenn have ended their relationship.

Johnson Beharry topped Dancing on Ice votes

Tuesday, March 29th, 2011

Johnson Beharry: topped the public vote on DOI

Despite low scores from the judges, Johnson Beharry topped the public vote almost every week he was on Dancing On Ice.

Revealing the figures for the first time on ITV’s This Morning show, host Phillip Schofield said: “Week one, Johnson was in the lead with 28 per cent of the vote.

“Week two was Denise Welch with 31 per cent . Then week three, four, five, six, seven and eight it was Johnson. Week nine it was Laura Hamilton with 24 per cent. Week ten it was Johnson again. Week 11 was Sam Attwater with 30.”

Despite being given many other offers of television work, Johnson, a Lance corporal who was awarded the Victoria Cross for his efforts in Iraq in 2005, said he has turned them down because he doesn’t want to cash in on his celebrity.

He said: “I’m not a celebrity, I’m a soldier. I’ve got a stable job in the Army that I love so I won’t go outside that.

“I was happy to get this opportunity to see what I was capable of. I hadn’t seen ice – or ice skates – before the show. But I would never class myself as a celebrity. I’m Johnson Beharry VC. I would never fit in this world. I do my day job and that’s it.”

Johnson and his dancing partner, Jodeyne Higgins, averaged a score of 14.9 from the judges for their time on the show, placing them seventh out of the 12 partners which qualified for the show.

The Iraq war hero managed to secure a place in the competition up until the semi-final. The show was eventually won by EastEnders star Sam Attwater who beat off competition from fellow finalists Laura and Chloe Madeley.

Chloe Madeley loses out in Dancing on Ice, lands This Morning gig

Monday, March 28th, 2011

Chloe Madeley has landed a gig on This Morning despite finishing third in the Dancing on Ice final

It’s not all bad news for Chloe Madeley this morning. OK she may have lost out in The Dancing on Ice Final to former EastEnders star Sam Attwater and presenter Laura Hamilton (see here), finishing in third place.

But the blonde star looks set to follow in the footstep of Mum and Dad, Richard Madeley and Judy Finnigan, by landing a gig on daytime TV show, This Morning.

A source told The Sun newspaper: “Everyone is impressed by her natural easy manner and likeability. Her parents might be two big names but Chloe is incredibly humble, which has endeared her to a lot of important people at ITV.”

Richard and Judy – who fronted This Morning’from 1988 to 2001 – are behind Chloe’s plans, with the source saying: “They are incredibly supportive of Chloe’s career and would be proud to see her on their old show. They could become the first TV presenting dynasty.”

Chloe, 23, first appeared on TV screens as a showbiz reporter on Richard & Judy’s New Position and she has also presented Big Brother’s Big Mouth and Live From Studio Five.

This Morning is currently presented by Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby – who Chloe got to known through Dancing On Ice – and with Holly set to go on maternity leave soon, it is not yet known who will replace her.

Sam Attwater becomes Dancing on Ice champion with famous Torvill and Dean routine

Monday, March 28th, 2011

Former EastEnders star Sam Attwater: winner of this year's Dancing on Ice

Fomer EastEnders’ actor Sam Attwater, who skated through the pain after spraining his ribs in training last week, was crowned Dancing On Ice champion last night (27/3/11), seeing off competition from Chloe Madeley before beating Laura Hamilton in the final skate-off with his own version of Torvill and Dean’s famous Bolero routine.

After winning, he revealed he planned to celebrate by getting drunk: “My mind and body are destroyed but I had the time of my life. Now I’m going to celebrate by drinking myself into oblivion. I might even cry.”

Sam also praised his professional skating partner Brianne Delcourt, with whom he enjoyed a brief romance earlier in the season, calling her a “friend for life”. He said: “I came into this competition to challenge myself and I’ve certainly done that.

“I wouldn’t be here without Brianne. I’ve made a friend for life in her.”

Although children’s TV presenter Laura and her partner Colin Ratushniak scored the series’ only set of straight 10s from the judges for their dance to the Pointer Sisters’ I’m So Excited, the pair were gracious in defeat. Laura said: “I’ve lived breathed and ate ice skating for the past six, seven months. I couldn’t have asked for a better partner. It’s been an amazing experience and I feel like the luckiest person alive. I’m going to continue skating 100 per cent.”

Judge Jason Gardiner was so impressed with the pair’s performance he removed his hat for the first time all season to show off the results of his recent hair transplant, saying “I take my hat off to you,” while host Phillip Schofield quipped: “So that’s what £20,000 looks like!”

Jason later took to twitter to reveal he plans to undergo the procedure again after hailing his doctor a “genius”.

He posted: “I will have a second one in order to get back all the hair I lost. The medical technology these days is just remarkable!

“It is quite miraculous what they can do these days. Dr Ziering is a genius!”

Dancing On Ice Final: Alcohol ban, Chloe Madeley is ‘underdog’

Thursday, March 24th, 2011

No drinking for Chloe Madeley, pictured above

Dancing On Ice’ finalists Chloe Madeley, Sam Attwater and Laura Hamilton have all been banned from drinking alcohol. Producers are keeping a close eye on the three stars to make sure they don’t drink in the run-up to Sunday’s final, as hangovers could cause them to injure themselves while practising on the ice rink.

Chloe said: “On a Sunday there is alcohol everywhere, all over the place, and they keep a really watchful eye on us. “If anyone even goes near a glass of wine or a bottle of beer it gets grabbed and yanked away.”

However, Chloe, the daughter of TV presenting legends Richard Madeley and Judy Finnigan, confesses she is not sure if she is good enough to win the ITV1 competition, after having been beaten on the leaderboard by both Sam and Laura last week.

She added to The Sun newspaper: “Sam and Laura kicked my butt last week so I don’t mind if I don’t make it to the final two.

“It’s amazing enough to be in it, I’m not hoping for anything more.”

Is Justin Bieber to appear on Dancing On Ice?

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011

Justin Bieber

Teen singing sensation Justin Bieber has revealed he would love to take part in the show – which features former EastEnders actor Sam Attwater, kids’ television presenter Laura Hamilton and TV personality Chloe Madeley. But only if he can appear alongside British soccer ace David Beckham.

He said: “Next time I see David Beckham I will say that if he agrees to do it then so will I. I love all kinds of skating.”

Justin has enjoyed the show so much he already knows who he wants to win the show, and his lending his support to hot favourite Laura Hamilton after war hero Johnson Beharry’s elimination from the series on Sunday night. He added: “I really wanted Johnson to win. Now I would choose Laura Hamilton.”

If the 17-year-old star were to appear on the show, it would be likely he could cause chaos if a situation in Liverpool earlier this month is anything to go by when police had to be called to stop a near-riot situation with fans outside his hotel. He wrote on Twitter: “This is crazy. There are like thousands of people out there.”

Dancing on Ice’s Christopher Dean: Jason Gardiner ‘crosses the line’

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011

Acerbic DOI judge Jason Gardiner

Dancing On Ice mentor Christopher Dean has slammed Jason Gardiner for “crossing the line”. The Olympic ice-skating champion thinks when the famously acid-tongued judge told head coach Karen Barber – who Christopher is now dating – her opinion on the ITV1 show didn’t matter earlier in the series, he “went too far”.

Speaking of the incident, Christopher said: “Sometimes he crosses the line and that was one of those times. He went too far.” However, he admitted Dancing On Ice on the whole has gone for a harder edge this series as show bosses hoped to “up the game”.

He told Radio Times magazine: “That’s all happened consciously. We’ve come to a new studio, a new set, and there was a desire to up the game.” Meanwhile, Christopher’s professional skating partner and fellow Dancing On Ice mentor Jane Torvill explained the whole process of the celebrity skating show is more “stressful” for Christopher than her.

She added: “He gets more stressed than I do, tries to take on the lighting, the camera angles, everything. He’ll say he’s not going to get involved. Yeah right. I can read him like a book.”

Dancing on Ice:Chloe Madeley terrified of solo routine

Wednesday, March 16th, 2011

Chloe Madeley is terrified about performing a solo routine on ‘Dancing On Ice’.

The 23-year-old TV personality – daughter of legendary presenters Richard Madeley and Judy Finnigan – was upset when ITV1 producers revealed contestants will have to choreograph and perform a routine without their professional partners this Sunday (20.03.11), as she doesn’t think she can cope without professional skater Michael Zenezini.

A source told The Sun newspaper: “Chloe finds it hard to control her nerves at the best of times but the one person who can calm her down is Michael.

“But on Sunday he won’t be by her side to keep her strong. Chloe is terrified she won’t live up to her usual standard without him.”

Under-pressure Chloe – who has topped the leaderboard for the past two weeks – has previously revealed she has been so “overwhelmed” by the anxiety of performing live on ‘Dancing On Ice’ that she has enlisted a specialist to help her cope with her panic attacks.

She said: “Doing a show like ‘Dancing On Ice’ can get quite overwhelming. Recently, I started having a panic attack in the middle of my routine live on air. As soon as it ended, I ran off crying. I thought to myself, ‘That cannot happen again.’

“So I’ve started to see someone who is basically helping me to not have a panic attack again and it’s really working.”

Jeff Brazier was terrified of Dancing On Ice’s Jane Torvill and Christopher Dean.

Tuesday, March 15th, 2011

Jeff Brazier was terrified of Dancing On Ice’s Jane Torvill and Christopher Dean.

The 31-year-old TV presenter – who was eliminated from the ITV1 show on Sunday night (13.03.11) – admitted the Olympic champion skating duo have an “air of gaffer-ness” about them, and former contestant Elen Rivas should have been more respectful of their skills.

He explained: “You don’t upset them. You do as you are told. Everyone is overly respectful around them. Chris and Jayne have an air of gaffer-ness about them. To them we’re probably cattle They see many people come through every year.

“Sometimes you see that air about them where they’re thinking they have choreography to do for 10 people in 10 days. To be that creative over that period of time probably takes a lot of energy. Elen Rivas signed her own exit release when she said she hated her choreography. It was a bad move!”

Jeff now tips Chloe Madeley – who is partnered alongside Michael Zenezini – to win the competition after topping the leaderboard for the past two consecutive weeks.

He added to The Sun newspaper: “Chloe is the only one not to be in the bottom two so far, so she is in pole position.

“I don’t see her faulting either, because she seems to handle the pressure quite well. She’s also got a rock of a partner in Michael.”

Dancing on Ice 2011: Jeff Brazier gets the boot

Monday, March 14th, 2011

Jeff Brazier became the latest celebrity to be voted off ‘Dancing On Ice’ last night.

The 31-year-old TV presenter and his partner Isabelle Gauthier found themselves in the dreaded skate-off alongside Sam Attwater and Brianne Delcourt, and all three judges chose to save the former ‘EastEnders’ actor.

Afterwards Jeff said: “I feel like I’m grateful to have got so far. If I have to go out with a performance like that then so be it, that was my best.”

Earlier in the show – which was the infamous props week – both Jeff and Sam and stumbled with the props they had been given, but managed to perfect their routines for the skate-off.

Despite coming bottom of the leader board with a score of 19.5, war hero Johnson Beharry and his partner Jodeyne Higgins were the first names to be called through to next Sunday’s (20.03.11) semi-final.

Children’s TV presenter Laura Hamilton and partner Colin Ratushniak had earlier impressed the judging panel – Jason Gardiner, Robin Cousins and Emma Bunton – with their routine receiving a score of 25.5, but it was Chloe Madeley who stole the show.

The daughter of TV legends Richard Madeley and Judy Finnigan and her partner Michael Zenezini were given 27 for their dance, which saw them use both a skipping rope and hula hoop.

Jason told her: “I am incredibly proud of you, they were very tricky props. You worked with them beautifully. It’s all credit down to what you’ve done and delivered tonight.”

Last night’s Leader board:

Chloe Madeley and Michael Zenezini: 27.0

Laura Hamilton and Colin Ratushniak: 25.5

Sam Attwater and Brianne Delcourt: 24.5

Jeff Brazier and Isabelle Gauthier: 21.5

Johnson Beharry and Jodeyne Higgins: 19.5

Dancing on Ice 2011: Jeff Brazier relishes in teamwork

Friday, March 11th, 2011

Jeff BrazierJeff Brazier admits ‘Dancing on Ice’ has made him realise he feels more confident as part of a team.

The 31-year-old TV presenter, who is down to the final five on the ITV1 show, says last week’s task of skating as part of a group with Denise Welch and Laura Hamilton made him discover more about his personality.

He said: “I learnt something interesting about myself the other night; I’m so much louder and more outgoing when I’m in a group or to be more specific, a team.

“It must have something to do with strength in numbers and not being someone who naturally brings attention on himself: to be one of six instead of one of two brought me out in myself a little more on the ice.”

Jeff – who has two children Bobby, seven and Freddie, six, with late reality TV star Jade Goody – added that the experience showed how much he enjoys working with other people, and he hopes to use that positivity during his next routine with professional skating partner Isabelle Gauthier.

Writing on his MSN Blog, he added: “You may not have noticed but I pretty much screamed my way around the ice and when we won the challenge, the elation I felt as a team member was so much more than as a pair!

“I can’t skate in a group every week so I plan to take that feeling into my next routine with Isabelle and give it so much more now I know there’s so much more to give!”

Chloe Madeley doesn’t wear underwear on ‘Dancing On Ice’.

Friday, March 11th, 2011

Chloe Madeley doesn’t wear underwear on ‘Dancing On Ice’.

The 23-year-old TV personality – daughter of presenters Richard Madeley and Judy Finnigan – has revealed she finds pants “uncomfortable” while dancing with partner Michael Zenezini, and prefers to go ‘commando’ on the ice.

She told ‘BBC Breakfast': “I don’t wear pants. It’s really uncomfortable!”

The revelations come after fellow contestant Sam Attwater revealed he has a “lucky” pair of pants he wears while he is performing his skating routines.

He said: “I can’t bring my lucky pants in by myself. I have to get my parents to bring them because that’s what happened in the first week.

“So I have to keep that same routine every week so they have to bring them in for me.”

Blonde Chloe has previously confessed she was nervous about what her television presenter parents would think of the raunchy outfits she has to wear on the show.

She said: “The first day we went to wardrobe I saw hundreds of bright colours and sequins and I screamed like a child! I was jumping up and down and the designer said that no-one’s ever had that reaction before. I said, ‘Are you serious? This is the best thing ever!'”

“My favourite is the black catsuit I wore for my ‘Rock n’ Roll’ routine. I loved it, but I thought, ‘What are my parents going to say?’ I was sure mum would hate it but they both thought it was brilliant. The Madeley clan are fans of the catsuit!”

Dancing on Ice: Jason Gardiner will continue his harsh words

Wednesday, March 9th, 2011

Jason Gardiner has vowed to continue giving harsh critiques on ‘Dancing On Ice’.

The acid-tongued judge – who cruelly criticised the oral hygiene of former contestant Denise Welch’s husband Tim Healy after he invaded the stage on Sunday night to defend his wife’s honour – thinks this series of the celebrity skating show has been turned into a “circus”.

He said: “Tim should regret getting in my face when I am doing my job. He was talking absolute gibberish. I am trying to do my job. I am doing what I am paid to do which is to critique and say what I see.

“It does always surprise me that people take such umbrage about critique. They need to put into perspective what I am saying. It’s hilarious that it has all turned into a circus. It is beyond pantomime, it is circus.”

However, Jason believes his controversial comments have ultimately brought the ITV1 show more publicity.

He added to the Daily Mirror newspaper: “I assess everything as it happens. You are live and it is unpredictable. We don’t know how it is going to play out on the night. I can’t be too consumed with whether it is going to upset a lot of people.

“For all of the people that are upset there are many more that aren’t. There have been a couple of instances when my producers have told me ‘that was close to the mark – we could have done without that’. But ultimately it has brought a lot of publicity.”

However, the Australian choreographer is likely to have caused further controversy after blasting viewers – who bombarded ‘Dancing On Ice’ host Phillip Schofield’s twitter page with angry rants about Jason – as “idiots”.

Writing to Phillip, Jason tweeted: “Sorry that a few idiots on here are giving you a hard time over my reaction to bad breath. You should see the tweets I’ve gotten.”

Dancing on Ice 2011:Denise Welch wishes her husband had “hit” judge Jason Gardiner.

Tuesday, March 8th, 2011

Denise Welch wishes her husband had “hit” ‘Dancing On Ice’ judge Jason Gardiner.

The ‘Loose Women’ presenter – who was voted off the series on Sunday night was so annoyed by the acid-tongued judge’s comments, where he slammed her ‘Benidorm’ star husband Tim Healy for having bad breath, that she wishes her spouse had punched him when he confronted him live on the ITV1 show.

She explained: “It wasn’t so much what he said on the show that bothered me – none of that ever has done – it was the fact he made it personal the next day. He has no right to say those things about Tim. It’s completely unnecessary. How dare he say my husband has bad breath?

“First of all it’s not true – I wouldn’t have married a man who stand of p**s – and secondly it takes it away from the fact this is supposed to be a skating show. It’s so upsetting. I thought he was my friend. If I’d known what he was going to say, then I’d have told Tim to hit him!”

Slamming the Australian choreographer as “childish and unfunny”, the 52-year-old star admitted she takes comfort in the fact that Jason will never experience she same level of public support she has throughout her time on ‘Dancing On Ice’.

She added to the Daily Mirror newspaper: “This time he has over-stepped the mark with what he said about Tim. To respond in that way is just childish and unfunny. I think Tim will be quite upset by the insult. It is cowardly and unnecessary.

“He will never know what it’s like to be bottom of the leaderboard and the public having to vote hard to get you through. That is a lot of people picking up the phone. It’s a lovely, fantastic experience.”

Dancing on Ice 2011: Denise Welch gets the boot

Monday, March 7th, 2011

Denise Welch became the latest star to be booted out of ‘Dancing On Ice’ last night after the judges decided she had to go.

The TV host performed a “slow and steady routine” alongside partner Matt Evers to hit ’80s tune ‘Alone’ but she failed to impress Jason and Emma.

And it didn’t end there with the typical Dancing on Ice drama ensuing. This time Denise Welches hubby caused the scene when he approached acid-tongued judge Jason, who slammed his wife’s skating skills.

Jason said: “It shows that you are better at the slower stuff – but I would like to say it was a little bit like watching two people play Twister. It was like Matt did a position then he assisted you into another position, there was no flow.”

While Denise pleaded with her spouse to go back to his seat in the audience, the ‘Benidorm’ star defended his wife’s honour.

He told Jason: “She’s 52 and she’s got four jobs! How many jobs have you got, eh?”

A visibly shocked Denise then joked to ‘Dancing On Ice’ hosts Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield: “It’s only the transvestite off of Benidorm!”

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Dancing on Ice: Chloe Madeley hates getting naked with her co-stars

Monday, March 7th, 2011

Chloe Madeley hates having to get naked with her ‘Dancing On Ice’ co-stars when they are spray-tanned.

The 23-year-old model – who is the daughter of TV chat show hosts Richard Madeley and Judy Finnigan – admitted she feels insecure having to bare all in front of her fellow skaters, including hunky Jeff Brazier and Sam Attwater.

She said: “A lot of the time we have to leave the studio together late so we pile in there together. I’ve been in there with all the boys and it’s mortifying. You have to stand in certain positions to get the tan even and everybody sees everything. It’s awful.

“Fake tan isn’t ideal. You have to be into that whole look to enjoy it – and I hate it. It’s so patchy and my skin is so dry. It’s horrendous. You know those Evian bottles you get on holiday to spray your face? It just feels like that, but all over your naked body.”

Meanwhile, the blonde beauty – who is currently dating 24-year-old insurance broker Glenn Crickmar – admitted she finds it “horrible” dating someone who she thinks is better-looking than her.

Chloe added to The Sun newspaper: “He has dimples! That’s my favourite thing about him. It kind of melts my heart a bit. He’s absolutely gorgeous – it’s horrible dating someone better looking than you!”

Dancing on Ice: Vanilla Ice says goodbye and bosses mix things up a bit

Tuesday, March 1st, 2011

It was a meltdown for Vanilla Ice as he became the latest Dancing on Ice contestant to leave the show on Sunday.

However as the competition gets closer to the end, bosses have now decided to mix things up an bit. They are adding a twist to next week’s show: The Team Challenge.

The skaters will perform as usual with their partners before skating again as part of a team.

The two competing teams will be chosen by team captains Sam Attwater and Laura Hamilton and will those in the winning team will then have the points for their performance doubled.

Both seem to be excited about the challenge and have been Tweeting to let their fans know what’s going on.

Sam Tweeted: “an amazing twist in this weeks show. I think it’ll be an entertaining one and I’m looking forward to it. x”

So are we Sam.

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