Dancing On Ice professional Hamish Gaman has pulled out of tonight’s episode stating the past three months have been the worst of his life.
‘Hi everyone. I’m sad to say that I’ve pulled out of appearing on Dancing On Ice tonight, ‘Hamish began. ‘The past three and a half months have been the worst of my life, and I’m struggling. It might look like things have been calming down, but they aren’t.
‘Numerous defamatory articles have been stopped from running in the press over the past few weeks. These untrue stories are continually being fed to the press by a “source”. I’ve been told by various people where these articles and source quotes are coming from, and it’s clear that they’re trying to destroy my reputation.
‘It’s become relentless and I feel extremely vulnerable. I’m asking them to stop. ’
– Hamish Gaman (@HamishGaman) February ,
He added: ‘I desperately want to move on from all of this and focus on the skating. I’ve done absolutely nothing wrong, and was told by the team who reviewed all the rehearsal footage that I was an “exemplary pro”.
‘I can only hope that this will all be over soon. I’m so sorry not to be on the ice tonight, but I couldn’t face it.
‘Thank you for your support and kind messages.’
Last month, Hamish addressed his split from his celebrity Dancing On Ice partner Caprice where he admitted he was ‘not ok’ .
The 36 – year-old professional skater remained on the ITV show despite his fall-out with the former glamor model who re-partnered with Oscar Peter before being sent home.
At the time, Hamish tweeted: ‘Hi everyone. Thank you so much for your kind messages. I’ve been overwhelmed by your love and support – it’s brought me to tears at times.
‘Honestly, I’m not okay, but I’d like to thank Amelia, my pro family and ITV for doing all they can to support me.
‘I’m comforted knowing the truth always comes out in the end, and I hope we can focus on the skating again now.’
Dancing On Ice continues tonight at 9pm on ITV.