Fans of Dancing On Ice can expect some tension between new judge – and former I’m A Celebrity contestant – Ashley Roberts and Corrie star Samia Ghadie, given that Ashley has had a dig at Samia’s rumoured romance with pro-skater Sylvain Longchambon, saying, “I would never steal another woman’s boyfriend.”
However, Samia has of course consistently denied that she is dating Sylvain, who allegedly dumped girlfriend Jennifer Metcalfe in order to date her.
But of what Ashley had to say, The Sun reports she remarked of Samia, “I’m not here to judge her personal life — but I’d NEVER even like a person who was with someone else…
“The answer will always be no. It’s just not right.
“That turns the switch off for me. Finding them attractive is one thing, but as soon they’re attached it’s a no. There’s no trust otherwise.
“You want somebody who’s going to be with you and for the right reasons. Otherwise what are you building? What’s the foundation for that relationship?”
Ashley added, “I’d love to have somebody to share my life with but I’m picky.
“If somebody comes along, great — but I’m not going to settle for something that isn’t right.”
However, Ashley insisted her views about Samia and Sylvain’s relationship wouldn’t affect her judgment of their performances.
She said, “I’m aware of what Samia’s going through but I don’t know where her head is.
“I’ve not spoken to her about it as it’s not my place. I’m here to judge her performance on the ice.
“Her skating was great but I definitely want to see more fire, more punch, more attack.
“I’m looking for lots of passion on the ice, because if you’re not passionate it’s no fun.
“If you don’t give yourself completely over to the performance, the audience won’t enjoy it, I won’t enjoy it, so why are you there?
“I need to see that fire. And if I don’t, I’ll be honest about it.
“If you commit to something like this you need to show up, regardless of anything else.
“But Samia has a lot of potential, so I’m excited to see how she progresses — if she sticks around.”
Eek! Here’s a look at Ashley in action last week…