Dancing On Ice presenter Phillip Schofield has revealed that he thinks Samia Ghadie’s “closeness” with her pro-skating partner Sylvain Longchambon could in fact help her to win the show…
Which is the diametric opposite to what judge Jason Gardiner had to say on the subject last week when he claimed that the rumoured romance could in fact lose the contest for Corrie star Samia.
However, back to what silver fox Phil had to say, and he told TV Biz of Samia and Sylvain’s relationship, “If they are close, or very close, or extremely close, then it won’t do them any harm at all.
“If she and her partner are getting on, then it does tend to help. Samia could win…
“If you think about it, it’s such a contact sport. Week after week they are incredibly close together.
“It is a bit like Strictly as well. There are romances within their crowd, too, as you rely utterly on your pro.
“It is something new for the star, but pros know what they are doing.
“Of course you are going to throw yourself into it and your pro teachers are going to save you and pick you up when you are down.”
He added, “It is a hotbed of romance. There is a possibility of a romance between all of them.
“I don’t know what it is with ice, sequins and fake tan but they are rampant.”
Phillip also spoke out about the whole Pamela Anderson wardrobe malfunction debacle – Pam of course left the contest on the first night – and her claim last week that the wardrobe department may have engineered the now infamous boob slip…
Of that, Phil said, “She stumbled and fell and her t*ts fell out… but they also fell out in rehearsal.
“When they fell out in rehearsal it was much, much worse. They were totally out.
“It did not happen on purpose, because it was a rehearsal. I saw it and it was spectacular.”
He added that mentor Christopher Dean knew it was curtains for Pam as soon as she faltered.
He said, “The minute she stumbled, Christopher looked at me and said, ‘She’s out… she has gone’. It’s the way it goes.
“We have had shocks in the past, like John Barrowman. We thought he would do very well too.
“Pamela was not a great skater but a good one. She was willing to learn and was prepared to do it.
“She came on This Morning on Monday and she was gutted and quite quietly furious.
“I think she was shocked. She said the people around her advised her not to take part, but she wanted to learn how to skate.”
Here’s a reminder of Pam’s skate off on DOI last weekend…