DANCING On Ice followers are skeptical as as to whether it’s Caprice Bourret’s skating skills that saved her from eviction – and have as a substitute referred to as Sunday’s consequence a repair to “increase rankings”.
The mannequin, 48, has been on the coronary heart of off-screen controversy after she ditched her accomplice Hamish Gaman, citing “bullying” and “gaslighting” claims.
She threatened to stop until she was given a brand new accomplice and narrowly prevented being despatched house on Sunday with alternative Oscar Peter, as Blue Peter Presenter Radzi Chinyanganya was as a substitute kicked off.
Followers took to Twitter to say Caprice’s destiny was intentionally deliberate by judges with a purpose to preserve rankings excessive over her mysterious partner-switch, which has not been absolutely defined by the present.
One took to Twitter to put in writing: “Properly that was controversial.. disgrace such a terrific present is ruined by a foolish and unfair choice to maintain Caprice in …was this a rankings choice?
“I feel ITV are the winners tonight however the followers are positively the losers let’s hope it doesn’t again hearth dropping followers.”
One other posted: “This programme simply proved to the general public that it’s not a skating competitors.
“Protecting Caprice in will guarantee increased rankings for subsequent week, in flip the present will make more cash, sound enterprise sense in all honesty, it’s following the identical grasping route as BGT, X issue and many others…”
A 3rd then put: “#DancingOnIce by conserving Caprice in, they get headlines and rankings on the present. For this reason Gemma Collins was stored in final yr.”
One other straight tagged the present and put: “@dancingonice at any time within the close to future are any of you bathe of producers going to launch any type of assertion concerning the sorry saga that’s Caprice??
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“Or are you simply going to let everybody make their very own minds as much as increase your rankings?”
Throughout her first present skating with Oscar, Caprice was met with a collection of boos from the group.
She missed final week’s episode as a result of spat with Hamish.
Whereas Hamish, 36, is not going to skate with Caprice once more, ITV confirmed he’ll nonetheless participate within the present’s group numbers.
An ITV spokeswoman mentioned: “We take allegations of bullying very significantly however discovered no proof on Dancing On Ice and strongly refute any suggestion on the contrary.”
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