Dancing On Ice 2013 star Samia Ghadie has hit back after a viewer backlash.
The Corrie actress has been in the headlines for the past week after reportedly ditching her boyfriend for her skating partner Sylvain Longchambon, 'stealing' the hunky French sportsman from Jennifer Metcalfe.
Jen and Sylvain split up on Christmas Day after being together for nearly two years since meeting on the show back in 2011.
“It’s like a death. I felt gutted. It was the worst Christmas ever," Jen said. “He didn’t go into detail. He said he fancied Samia.
“I said to him: ‘Have you and Samia spoken about your feelings? I’m not stupid, I know what’s going on, I’m a woman.’
“He told me that Samia and himself had had a conversation about their feelings for each other.
“When you cut someone out of your life like that it’s pretty harsh.”
Now a show insider told the Daily Star today: "She’s putting on a brave face but she knows that Dancing On Ice is a family show and she’s basically been painted as a homewrecker. Jen speaking out on the same day as she takes to the ice for the first time was a major blow.”
“I haven’t got anything to say to her [Jen]," Samia herself explained this week. “I don’t need to justify anything.
“Me and my boyfriend split up for personal reasons to us.
“It’s sad when you split up with someone and I don’t want to go into the details why we split but it certainly is nothing to do with anyone else.”
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