Sylvain Longchambon has denied reports that he is dating his Dancing On Ice partner Samia Ghadie.
The French hunk split from long term girlfriend Jennifer Metcalfe over Christmas and she’s claimed that he did so because he has feelings for his new skating pal.
Coronation star Samia also split from her boyfriend Will Thorp at the same time and much has been made of the supposedly coincidental splits in the press.
In an interview with Entertainmentwise at the NTAs last night, Sylvain said that he tries to ignore all the press speculation and concentrate on his training and weekly performances. He said:
“I’m just focussing on the work, focussing on the skating and what’s in the papers…I’m not paying attention.”
The professional ice skater was asked if he had any big plans for Valentines Day, to which he replied:
“No not yet, because I’m single.”
The interviewer was obviously a bit doubtful and not fully convinced by his answer, so she asked him to reiterate the fact that he was single, to which the long haired star responded:
“Yes I am.”
However, Sylvain did admit that he and Samia have great chemistry on the ice and he thinks that helps their performances each week.
“I think it helps of course” he said.
“It’s always a little plus when you get on very well with your partner. I think it’s better for the routine and for the audience as well.”
On who he thinks will win the show later this year, Longchambon said he couldn’t be sure, and mused:
“Matt (Lapinskas) is really good but it could be anyone because every week we have surprises so I can’t tell you.”
“I think there are a few very good skaters so we’ll see.”
Meanwhile, it has been reported that Sylvain’s ex, Jennifer, jetted off on holiday to Dubai this week, so that she could avoid bumping into Longchambon and Ghadie on the red carpet at last night’s National Television Awards. More here.
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