FURIOUS rows have broken out behind the scenes of Dancing on Ice — with some pro skaters accusing bosses of letting Vanessa Bauer endanger their Covid bubble.
Vanessa is living with boyfriend Rory McCall while others have been ordered to split from families to reduce the risks of infection ahead of last night’s ITV launch.
Dancing on Ice bosses have been accused of letting Vanessa Bauer endanger the Covid bubbleCredit: Rex Features
The professional skater is living with boyfriend Rory McCall while others have been ordered to split from familiesCredit: CLICK NEWS AND MEDIA
A source said: “Many of us are livid. We have given up our families for months, and she’s carrying on as normal because everyone bangs on about how sexy she is.
“It feels like one rule for some and another for the rest of us.”
A second insider added: “We are being ultra-cautious about everything because we all want the series to be safe, but if Vanessa is living with her boyfriend that’s an obvious issue.
“We don’t know who he might come into contact with.
An insider said Vanessa living with her boyfriend was ‘an obvious issue’Credit: Refer to Caption
Married skaters Robin Johnstone and Andy Buchanan are understood to have agreed not to mix for the duration of the seriesCredit: Rex Features
“It’s just not in the spirit of how other people have agreed to behave.”
Vanessa, 24, is partnered with 18-year-old Emmerdale star Joe-Warren Plant, who took a tumble during his first performance last night.
Bosses have even cancelled professional spray tans, with stars tested weekly and urged to avoid public transport.
Vanessa’s partner Joe-Warren Plant took a tumble during his first performance
Masks are a must at the studios and the judging panel sit separated by perspex screens.
But a production source insisted Vanessa is within the show’s rules, which require only couples who are both contracted to the series to be separated for the run.
Denise performed in bandages, but did not score well, following a fall in practice that dislocated her shoulder and damaged tendons.
Denise van Outen performed in bandages but looked happy as she leaned back in her pro partner Matt Evers’ armsCredit: Rex Features
Host Holly Willoughby wowed viewers in a tasseled pink princess dressCredit: Rex Features
But she looked happy as she leaned back in her pro partner Matt Evers’ arms at the end of their routine.
Host Holly Willoughby wowed viewers in a tasseled pink princess dress.
Sharing a snap on Instagram, she told fans: “Gosh it feels good to put a sequin on.”
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