Returning Dancing On Ice judge Jason Gardiner has proffered a few words of warning to contestant Samia Ghadie, which relate to her supposed romance with pro-skater Sylvain Longchambon…
However, as we reported earlier, Samia has denied that she’s dating Sylvain, but regardless of whether she is or not, Jason reckons romances backstage are the kiss of death on DOI.
Speaking to the Daily Star at the show’s press launch, Jason said, “If you go back to Jennifer [Metcalfe] and Sylvain where it all started, they were an item during the show and they had no chemistry at all.
“This show is notorious for all that, the shenanigans over the years – I can’t keep up…
“Inevitably when you are training day in, day out, you’re very vulnerable with your pro and that person really props you up.
“I guess if you’re not getting that kind of attention from somebody else at home then it can blur lines.”
He continued, “I don’t care if Samia shags everybody, it’s how she is on the ice every week.”
But as mentioned, Samia reckons she’s single and happily so, despite the fact that Jennifer – who was dumped by Sylvain last week and who has now pulled out of new reality show Splash! – thinks otherwise.
Samia said, “I’m single and I’m just having fun.”
She added, “It’s such a dangerous sport anyway that I can’t afford to be focusing on anything other than just being a good ice skater and being a good mum at the moment.”
Samia concluded, “Sylvain and I are all good, we’re trying our best.”
We will of course see Samia and the rest of this year’s contestants taking to the ice for the first time on Sunday during the launch show.
For now, here’s a reminder of the show’s trailer…