DANCING On Ice’s Joe-Warren Plant and Vanessa Bauer cosied up together as they celebrated freedom from their Covid quarantine.
The pair, who were forced out of the show after testing positive, have just spent 10 days holed up together in a hotel.
Dancing On Ice’s Joe and Vanessa hugged as they left their Buckinghamshire hotel todayCredit: Splash News
They were seen embracing outside the Buckinghamshire venue, with one onlooker saying: “They hugged for ages. It looked like they might not let go.”
Joe and Vanessa later cosied up together for a selfie, with Vanessa, 24, explaining: “At least I wasn’t alone in this.”
Fans now hope ITV bosses will follow through on plans, first revealed in The Sun, to let her and Joe, 18, back on the ice.
In a long post on Instagram, pro skater explained: “After 10days in a hotel room with COVID we are back in the real world ?.
The pair hugged each other after escaping from their quarantine ordealCredit: Splash News
The ice-skating partners were then forced to go their separate waysCredit: Splash News
Vanessa and Joe were seen carrying their belongings out of their temporary homeCredit: Splash News
“We are both healthy physically and mentally and although the shock is still there also after missing one show it can now only go upwards… ??.
“10days ago @joewarren_plant and I got that call whilst training on the ice.
“It was a super busy day as usual, travelling on the train from Blackpool to London, training in the @dancingonice studio, then travelling to another London ice rink to train even more with interviews in our car journeys and then all of a sudden at the end of the day we found ourselves in the hotel where we then spent the past 10days…
“It was a shock and it’s still hard to understand as to why this had to happen to us… we had the time of our lives and it ended just like that…
“I am naturally such a positive person and I’m sure it all makes sense in the end, for now I am grateful to be healthy.. ?
“At least I wasn’t alone in this and I got to work on my handstands 🙂
“THANK YOU for your kind messages throughout this time ❤️.”
Vanessa posted a shot of them together online writing: ‘At least I wasn’t alone’Credit: vanessabauer_skates/Instagram
There are hopes that Joe and Vanessa will return to Dancing On Ice next weekCredit: Rex Features
Many Dancing On Ice fans have demanded Vanessa and Joe return to the show given that it is taking a one-week break.
The series will air a best-bits package tonight after being engulfed by a Covid and injury crisis that has left many stars unable to perform.
One wrote: “Since the show was cancelled this week I think last week should off been yours and Joe’s pass it’s not on this week so no skaters are there and use should be allowed to come back next week with everyone else ❤️.”