Every year when Dancing on Ice hits our screens, the rumour mill cranks into high gear about who is hooking up off the ice. It’s not surprising that romances happen given the intense hours the pros and celebrities spend together in training and rehearsals. My Dancing on Ice inspired novel, Strictly on Ice, aims to capture some of the drama of the show with a thrilling romance about sporting stars and second chances!
Let’s take a look back at some of the rumoured and real romances started by the show:
Samia Ghadie and Sylvain Longchambon
One of the show’s most successful pairings, Samia and Sylvain are now married and have a child together, after skating together on the show in 2013. But it wasn’t the first DOI romance for Sylvain… Before meeting Samia he dated Hollyoaks actress Jennifer Metcalfe, whom he skated with in 2011.
Here’s Samia and Sylvain skating in Love Week: Dancing On Ice 2013 R5 – Samia Ghadie, Love Week – YouTube
Vanessa Bauer and Wes Anderson
There was a lot of gossip about Vanessa and Wes’s relationship, especially when he had a very public break-up with his then-girlfriend Megan Barton Hanson. They never confirmed if they were an item but the rumour-mill was in full gear that year!
Fans were convinced they kissed during this routine: Wes’ Skate Is a Real Treasure | Dancing on Ice 2019 – YouTube
Brianne Delcourt and Kevin Kilbane
Pro-skater Brianne has been linked with a number of men on the show, including Corrie actor Danny Young, Eastenders star Sam Attwater, and another Eastenders actor, Matt Lapinskas. Brianne is now happily married and has just welcomed a baby with ex-footie star Kevin Kilbane, whom she also met on the show!
Here they are skating to Should I stay or should I go?: Kevin & Brianne go punk rock! | Dancing on Ice 2020 – YouTube
Frankie Poultney and David Seaman
David was on the show in 2006 but he actually met his now-wife Frankie in 2008 when they were on the DOI tour. They were married in 2015.
Sam Attwater and Vicky Ogden
Sam and Vicky were paired together in 2014 for Dancing on Ice All Stars. Sam and Vicky were the first DOI pair to get married, in 2014, and now have a daughter together.
Here they are skating to Let Me Entertain You, by Robbie Williams: Dancing On Ice | 2014 | Week 9 | Sam Attwater | ITV – YouTube
Have I missed any? Get in touch and let me know… and if you’re looking for a new dose of Dancing on Ice romance, do check out Strictly on Ice!