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Caprice Bourret ‘no longer participating’ in Dancing On Ice

She skated last week with a new partner.

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Caprice Bourret (PA)

Caprice Bourret (PA)

Caprice Bourret (PA)

Caprice Bourret has exited Dancing On Ice as she takes time to “recover and look after herself and her family”.

The model and businesswoman had returned to the ice last weekend with her new partner, Oscar Peter, a week after she and her original skating partner parted ways.

She was originally paired with Hamish Gaman, but during a live broadcast earlier this month it was announced that they would not be skating together anymore.

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Caprice Bourret and Hamish Gaman were partnered together originally, but parted ways (PA)

Caprice Bourret and Hamish Gaman were partnered together originally, but parted ways (PA)

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Caprice Bourret and Hamish Gaman were partnered together originally, but parted ways (PA)

A statement issued by Caprice’s publicist, Billie Dee Gianfrancesco, on her behalf, said: “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.

“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.”

Gaman, who has remained on the ITV programme, addressed their split for the first time this week with a post on social media.

In a message on Instagram, 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.”

“Honestly, I’m not okay, but I’d like to thank Amelia, my pro family and ITV for doing all that they can to support me. I’m comforted knowing the truth always comes out in the end and I hope we can focus on the skating again now.”

The reason for their split is not known.

A statement from ITV said: “Caprice will not be taking any further part in the series.”

Last week, Radzi Chinyanganya was eliminated from the competition after losing out in the skate-off to Caprice.

Dancing On Ice airs on ITV tonight at 6pm

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