Dancing On Ice 2013: Matt Lapinskas praises ‘best girlfriend’ Shona McGarty & is LOVING team Challenge!

by Lisa McGarry

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Matt Lapinskas seems to be getting his mojo back…..finally!

The Eastenders star was gutted two weeks ago when he found himself in the Dancing On Ice skate off against Shayne Ward and even though he survived, last Sunday some of his usual spark was definitely missing from his routine.

However, the fans must have supported him anyway, as when the judges scores were added to public votes, he and Beth Tweddle topped the weekend leaderboard and were therefore chosen as captains for this week’s team challenge.

Matt will be skating with Gareth Thomas and Luke Campbell at the weekend and he has been positively gushing on Twitter about his rehearsals with the men. Lapinskas tweeted yesterday saying:

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“Really pleased #TeamMatt is having fun! @gareththomas14 @luke11campbell @BrianneTV @IceJohnstone @JennaNicoleSk8 lovely team having a ball!”

The hunk added:

“So this week it’s group number me @gareththomas14 and @luke11campbell going to bring it! #TeamMatt x”

Yesterday, Matt really got into the mood for Valentine’s Day and he went all hearts and flowers, wishing his fans a loved up Thursday. The actor tweeted saying:

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“Happy valentines day people x hugs and kisses all round x”

He must have enjoyed his quality time with girlfriend Shona McGarty because he later praised the Eastenders actress saying:

“Can official say I have the best girlfriend in the world! X love u @ShonaBM X”

Maybe he was trying to butter her up though as yesterday we came across these pictures of Matt looking very romantic with his professional partner Brianne Delcourt. The pair skated with heart shaped balloons and Matt chased the blonde beauty around the ice, while she looked like she was giving him the cold shoulder.

Let’s hope they’re getting some rehearsing done too, between all this messing around, as it’s all to skate for this Sunday. On the live show, the judges will watch all the routines, before deciding which team wins the team challenge. The members of the winning team will have their scores for their solo skates doubled.

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Lisa McGarry

Lisa has been watching reality TV for too long now. She won't do any housework unless 'Big Brother' announces it over the tannoy and everything she does has to be put to a public vote!