Dancing on Ice professional skater Hamish Gaman has pulled out of Sunday’s show after “struggling” for months.
Posting on social media, he said the past three-and-a-half months have been the worst of his life.
On January 20, Gaman parted ways with celebrity skating partner Caprice Bourret. Bourret went on to re-partner with skater Oscar Peter, but later quit the show without explanation.
“Numerous defamatory articles have been stopped from running in the press over the past few weeks”, Gaman wrote on Twitter.
“These untrue stories are continually being fed to the press by a ‘source’.”
It’s unknown what lead to Bourret and Gaman’s split on the show and why Bourret eventually left, but her spokesperson said that she “had to keep silent for contractual reasons”.
— Hamish Gaman (@HamishGaman)February 16, 2020
The speculation has lead to Gaman feeling that he “couldn’t face it” but hopes it will “all be over soon”.
“It’s become relentless and I feel extremely vulnerable. I’m asking them to stop,” he wrote.
“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’.”