Belfast Telegraph

Sunday 20 April 2014

Lapinskas: Delcourt is fantastic

Matt Lapinskas said he and skating partner Brianne Delcourt are like siblings

Matt Lapinskas has revealed his Dancing On Ice partner Brianne Delcourt is like a sister to him.

The former EastEnders star has impressed judges with his performances on the ITV show, and credits his skating skills to the Canadian professional.

He told This Morning: "Brianne, she's like a little sister. I'm like her big brother, so you have to have that sort of chemistry and that trust in each other because if she didn't trust me then we wouldn't be doing these type of lifts.

"Next week we're going to go bigger with the lifts, you've got to have that trust."

The ex-soap star - whose dad is from Canada - added: "I've got Canadian citizenship so we're Team Canada."

Matt said of his fellow contestants: "We all started off very shaky on the ice but once you get into it and once you get aggressive with it - there was one point during training when Brianne turned around and said, 'I'm getting bored of you with stiff legs, can you just get aggressive and get into it'. Brianne taught me everything, she's been absolutely fantastic."

Matt also revealed viewers will get to see a flying routine later in the series.

"It's a very new thing, none of us are used to being up in the air and having to spin around. Gareth (Thomas, rugby star), he was very sick."

Latest Entertainment News

Latest Music News

Latest Film & TV News

Latest Eating Out News

Horoscopes

Your Horoscopes by Russell Grant

Taurus:

Intellectual snobbery could stop you making a good friend. Just because a person doesn't make it obvious it doesn't mean they don't have the necessary knowledge and know how. On the contrary, a newcomer will have some impressive experience. By adopting a friendly attitude you could form a solid working partnership. You'll appreciate their quirky ways and they'll be impressed by your extensive knowledge. It's a match made in heaven. You'll probably have to make the first move.More