Andi Peters really wasn’t a fan of his Dancing on Ice partner Tamara Sharp when he competed in the rink back in 2006 for the very first series.
The TV presenter has even claimed she often referred to Andi as ‘him’ rather than his actual name.
Speaking to Denise Van Outen on Thursday’s Lorraine about his time in the competition, Andi explained: ‘The partnership is really important.
‘Me and my partner, bizarrely all those years ago, we didn’t really get on. She used to refer to me to Torvill and Dean as “him”.
‘We’d all be on the ice and she would say to Torvill and Dean, “Tell him, he needs to…” and I was like “I am here” but I would be stood at the side eating a chocolate bar.’
‘My partner wasn’t great,’ he added.
Andi claims he and his dance partner didn’t get on (Picture: ITV)
Andi’s admission came after Denise, who is taking part in the 2021 series, praised her partner Matt Evers for being ‘so lovely’.
The pair are getting along so well, Denise even invited Matt to live with her for the duration of the series.
‘He’s been on the show since day dot – he’s such a support and he’s got so much patience,’ she enthused to Andi.
Andi was partnered up with Tamara (Picture: Getty)
‘The way he’s been teaching me, honestly, I take my hat off to him because some days he must feel like banging his head against a brick wall.
‘It just doesn’t go in, I’m really struggling. The performance side of it I love. I’m a bit of jazz hands, but downstairs, the feet are all over the place.’
‘He’s been living with us which is lovely because we’d met Matt before the show and spent a bit of time with him,’ she continued.
‘We said, “Look, why don’t you come and bubble with us?” We love having him here, he’s part of the family now.’
Denise is partnered up with Matt Evers (Picture: ITV)
Dancing on Ice will be back next month with Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield taking the reins as hosts.
Joining Denise in the star-studded line-up will be the likes of Myleene Klass, Jason Donovan, Rebekah Vardy and Graham Bell.
Speaking about why she wanted to take part in the show, Denise added: ‘I think I’m crazy. I thought it’d be nice to learn a new skill and my daughter and I, we’ve watched the show for years and she loves it.
‘I thought, “If I’m ever going to do it, I’ll do it now when she’s 10 and she thinks I’m cool.” If I leave it until she’s 12 or 13, I’ll be embarrassing so I thought, do it now while I’m still supple enough to do some of the lifts.’
Lorraine airs daily at 9am on ITV. Dancing on Ice returns in January 2021.