Caprice QUITS Dancing on Ice as axed partner Hamish says ‘truth will come out’

A representative for the model has confirmed she will not be taking part in Sunday night's show.

Caprice Bourret

by Kaya Terry |
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Caprice Bourret has quit Dancing on Ice to "recover and look after herself and her family".

The 48-year-old model-turned-businesswoman has revealed she will not be returning to Dancing On Ice because her ‘mental wellbeing has been affected’ following weeks of issues with her ITV professional skating partner Hamish Gaman.

A representative for Caprice said in a statement: “It's true that Caprice is no longer participating in Dancing On Ice. It's been a hard few months and she's had to keep silent for contractual reasons."

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Dancing On Ice Winners

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Gaynor Faye

Emmerdale actress Gaynor Faye won the first ever series of Dancing On Ice alongside her professional ice skating partner Daniel Whiston, under the watchful eye of judges Robin Cousins, Karen Barber, Nicky Slater, Jason Gardiner and Karen Kresge.

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Kyran Bracken

Rugby player Kyran Bracken won the show - and the hearts of viewers - in the second series. Beating Clare Buckfield in the final showdown, Kyran won with his professional partner Melanie Lambert.

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Suzanne Shaw

Hear'Say singer Suzanne Shaw won the 2008 series with professional ice skater Matt Evers. Both of their final performances scored a perfect 30/30, which was the first time that had happened on the show, beating runner-up Chris Fountain.

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Ray Quinn

X Factor star-turned-Broadway star Ray Quinn won the show in 2009 alongside his professional partner Maria Filippov. The couple beat out journalist Donal MacIntyre and his partner Florentine Houdinière with their final performance. He also won the returners' series in 2014.

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Hayley Tamaddon

Corrie and Emmerdale actress Hayley won with second-time winner Daniel Whiston, beating Hollyoaks star Gary Lucy to the top spot. She also made it to the final of the returners' show in 2014, finishing second to Ray Quinn.

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Sam Attwater

EastEnders' actor Sam Attwater won the coveted prize of first place in 2011 wth his partner Brianne Delcourt, beating TV presenter Laura Hamilton. The pair also returned for the 2014 series, but finished fourth.

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Matthew Wolfenden

Emmerdale actor Matthew Wolfenden won the 2012 series with his professional ice skating partner Nina Ulanova, beating fellow soap star Jorgie Porter to the top. This was also the year that Louie Spence joined the judging panel, if you remember...

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Beth Tweddle

Olympic champion gymnast Beth Tweddle won the 2013 series alongside her partner Daniel Whiston in his THIRD win on the show. She beat out EastEnders actor Matt Lapinskas and his partner Brianne Delcourt, and came third in the 2014 returners' series with Łukasz Różycki.

Caprice parted ways with Hamish in the second week of the ITV skating competition after rumours of apparent ‘bullying’ emerged, and the star was then partnered with Swiss figure skater Oscar Peters.

Her spokesperson added: "Her mental wellbeing has been affected over the last two months and recent stories leaked to the press are not only salacious but extremely hurtful. Now she's taking some time to recover and look after herself and her family”, according to OK! Online.

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However, after reportedly becoming upset with rumours that have been circulating since she split from Hamish, Caprice last night announced she will not be returning for Sunday night’s episode.

Hamish, 36, later took to Instagram to thank fans for the support he had received throughout all of the ongoing drama.

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He wrote: "Hi everyone. Thank you so much for your kind messages. I've been overwhelmed by your love and support - it's brought me to tears at times.

“I'm comforted knowing the truth always comes out in the end, and I hope we can focus on the skating again now. (sic)"

ITV later released a statement strongly refusing the "bulling" claims.

An ITV spokesperson said: "We take allegations of bullying very seriously but found no evidence on Dancing On Ice and we strongly refute any suggestion to the contrary.

"We’re very proud of the team, both on and off screen.

"They produce a fantastic show and we are committed to ensuring that everyone who works on the programme is fully supported."

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