PICTURE EXCLUSIVE: Dancing On Ice star Caprice Bourret heads to the rink with Swiss skater Oscar Peter… after ‘parting ways’ with Hamish Gaman
- The American model, 48, failed to appear in the show’s opening number on Sunday night, sparking speculation she had pulled out of the competition
- Host Holly Willoughby then revealed that Caprice had ‘parted ways’ with her partner, adding that Hamish still ‘very much part of our professional team’
- On Monday morning, the star was spotted for the first time following her mysterious absence, stepping out in London with husband Ty Comfort
- An ITV spokesperson confirmed to MailOnline: ‘We’re pleased to say that Caprice is back on the ice today in training and very much working towards returning to the show on Sunday night’
Dancing On Ice star Caprice Bourret was spotted with a new skating professional on Monday afternoon, as she headed to the rink to continue her training for the ITV show.
Caprice, 48, was joined by Swiss skater Oscar Peter as they wrapped up against the January chill, cutting a much cheerier figure than earlier in the day, when she was seen looking sombre.
The three times Swiss national champion and former European and world figure skating competitor now works as a coach and choreographer to aspiring skaters – and is rumoured to be Caprice’s new partner following the abrupt departure of Hamish Gaman.
Dancing on Capr-ice! DOI star Caprice Bourret was spotted with Swiss skater Oscar James on Monday afternoon, as she headed to the rink to continue her training for the ITV show
Their appearance comes a day after it was revealed she had ‘parted ways’ with Hamish – and consequently sat out Sunday night’s live broadcast.
She wore a black tracksuit top layered over a white polo neck, and completed her look with a pair of black leggings and a pair of matching trainers.
She showcased a typically-flawless porcelain complexion with a hint of blusher at her cheeks.
Meanwhile Oscar wore a grey tracksuit with a black bomber jacket over the top as they chatted while making their way towards their car.
The pair chatted jovially as they crossed the car park, en route to training.
Out with the old…: This comes a day after it was revealed she had ‘parted ways’ with her professional skating partner Hamish Gaman
No show: Caprice sat out Sunday night’s live broadcast
Ice ice baby: Caprice, 48, walked alongside Oscar as they wrapped up against the January chill
Hitting the ice: She was cutting a much cheerier figure than earlier in the day
Happier: Earlier in the day she was seen looking sombre, but seemed more cheerful when snapped en route to training
When spotted earlier in the day, Caprice was thought to be on her way to meet with ITV bosses to discuss her future in the competition – with the news of her return confirmed a few hours later.
Viewers were left baffled when it was revealed she would no longer be skating with Hamish during Sunday’s show – an unexpected announcement for fans.
An ITV spokesperson told MailOnline: ‘We’re pleased to say that Caprice is back on the ice today in training and very much working towards returning to the show on Sunday night.’
Stylish: She wore a black tracksuit top layered over a white polo neck
Caprice on ice: She completed her look with a pair of black leggings and a pair of matching trainers
An ITV spokesperson told MailOnline: ‘We’re pleased to say that Caprice is back on the ice today in training and very much working towards returning to the show on Sunday night’
Back at it: She showcased a typically-flawless porcelain complexion with a hint of blusher at her cheeks
New pro? Oscar wore a grey tracksuit as the pair made their way towards their car
When spotted on Monday morning, Caprice was accompanied by her devoted husband Ty Comfort, whom she admitted was ‘a little bit dubious’ about her skating with a male partner.
She told OK! magazine ahead of the competition: ‘When I first told him that I wanted to do this show, he was a little bit dubious about it, I’m not going to lie.
‘I mean, there are these hot professional skaters who you are literally spending more time with you than your own spouse, so that was a conversation we had to have. And I understand the worry on Ty’s part because this experience is unbelievably intimate.’
The announcement that Caprice and Hamish had parted ways sparked a hysterical reaction from viewers who demanded to know the truth behind Caprice’s absence, kicking off the show in dramatic fashion as the other ten couples took to the ice to perform to some of the world’s most iconic musical hits.
In training: He also kept warm in a black bomber jacket
Business as usual: The pair chatted jovially as they crossed the car park, en route to training
Chit chat: They already seem to have struck up a friendship
New man in her life: Oscar is rumoured to be taking the reins from Hamish
Helping out: They unloaded their things from the boot of the car
Unexpected announcement: Viewers were left baffled when it was revealed she would no longer be skating with Hamish during Sunday’s show
Flocking to Twitter, one fan posted: ‘Caprice and Hamish have ”parted ways”. What does that mean?’ while another added: ‘Guys did I miss something? What’s happened between Caprice and Hamish? Live for a bit of #DancingOnIce dramz.’
A third also tweeted: ‘Everybody on Dancing On Ice trying to find out what happened with Hamish and Caprice,’ while one also wrote: ‘Does anyone know what happened with Caprice and Hamish? That was the oddest announcement ever.’
A fan also asked: ‘What the HELL happened between Caprice and Hamish? They’ve parted ways! I need the tea.’
Dancing On Ice continues on Sunday at 6pm on ITV.
Dancing On Ice Musicals Week: The Leaderboard
Perri Kiely and Vanessa Bauer – I Just Can’t Wait To Be King from The Lion King – 32 points out of 40
Libby Clegg MBE and Mark Hanretty – Memory from Cats – 28 points out of 40
Lisa George and Tom Naylor – The Deadwood Stage from Calamity Jane – 28 points out of 40
Ian ‘H’ Watkins and Matt Evers – The Other Side from The Greatest Showman – 26.5 points out of 40
Maura Higgins and Alexander Demetriou – One Night Only from Dreamgirls – 25 points out of 40
Radzi Chinyanganya and Jessica Hatfield – I’m A Believer from Shrek – 24.5 points out of 40
Ben Hanlin and Carlotta Edwards – Sandy from Grease – 24 points out of 40
Kevin Kilbane and Brianne Delcourt – Cheek to Cheek from Top Hat – 22 points out of 40
Lucrezia Millarini and Brendyn Hatfield – Mamma Mia from Mamma Mia! The Musical – 21 points out of 40
Joe Swash and Alexandra Schauman – If I Only Had A Brain / We’re Off To See The Wizard from The Wizard Of Oz – 20.5 points out of 40
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