Heartbroken Hollyoaks stunner, Jennifer Metcalfe is trying to turn her despair into anger as she reveals she may well still use her front row tickets for Dancing On Ice to watch her ex-boyfriend and new love, Coronation Street star Samia Ghadie perform.
Metcalfe, who had been seeing French professional skating champ, Sylvain Longchambon, since they were paired together on Dancing On Ice two years ago, received a call from him on Friday whilst he was holidaying in France, to tell her their relationship was over as he had developed feeling for Ghadie, who plays crimper Maria Connor in award-winning ITV rival soap, Coronation Street.
Sources close to Longchambon deny that he is now in a relationship with Ghadie, who also dumped her partner of two years, former Corrie star Will Thorpe, earlier the same month, but do admit that there is a very good chance that there soon will be.
Meanwhile, a source close to Samia told the MailOnline: “She isn’t dating Sylvain and they haven’t seen each other for three weeks. There has been no date, there is nothing going on between them.”
Jennifer was left devastated by the news, which she says came from nowhere, but after her friends came down to where she was starring in panto to cheer her up, she decided it was time to stop wallowing, and get even.
A source told the Sunday Mirror: “When Sylvain first admitted that he had real feelings for Samia, she was gutted.
“It’s been a difficult time but she thought it would pass. She has been putting on a brave face for the audiences… she is a consummate professional.”
The first thing she is said to have done, according to the Daily Mail newspaper, was to send Longchambon a text message demanding he clear out of her house.
According to the publication, whilst out on the town the feisty beauty, who plays Mercedes McQueen in the hit Channel 4 soap Hollyoaks, sent her ex the simple text message: ‘I want you out – now’
Sources told The Daily Mirror: “Jen wants to rid their house of everything to do with him. It’s all just too painful and she’ll put his bags in the drive herself if she has to.
“It’s a good thing he’s away at the moment; it’s the safest place for him.”
But her action plan doesn’t end there apparently!
According to today’s Daily Mirror, Jennifer, who had already got tickets to this year’s Dancing On Ice to cheer on Sylvain, has reportedly hinted that she may well still turn up to the show, to make Sylvain and Samia as uncomfortable as possible!
A close friend of Metcalfe’s told the publication last night: “Jen was always planning to go along as she has tickets as Sylvain’s partner and wanted to cheer him along and give him support.
“Now that’s changed she texted him and said she might come anyway.
“Can you imagine how uncomfortable Samia would feel if she kept seeing Jen in the audience?”
Meanwhile it seems that the news of this betrayal has not just damaged Samia’s chances of winning the show – she was firm favourite before but bookies admit that hardly any bets have been placed on her since this story broke, but also her normal career as she has been blasted by fan forums on social networking sites leaving her so depressed that she didn’t even go out on New Year’s Eve, instead opting to watch TV with her mum.
A source told the daily Mirror: “She is fearful of the abuse and the reaction she will face when the show starts this Sunday. She wanted to hide out with her mum.”
Watch Jennifer and Sylvain in Dancing On Ice action in the clip below: