Dancing On Ice 2013: Matt Lapinskas admits show caused split from girlfriend

Matt Lapinskas and Brianne (Dancing On Ice 2013)

Dancing On Ice 2013 star Matt Lapinskas has blamed the show for ruining his relationship.

The ex soap star split from girlfriend Shona McGarty earlier this month, the latest casualty of the Dancing On Ice romance curse.

But despite that, Matt declared today: "Iwould have still done the show even though it’s cost me my relationship. It’s the show I wanted to do."

He explained: “People break up every day and it’s one of those things that came to an end. Me and Shona know the ins and outs of our relationship and that’s the way it’s going to stay.

“That’s life — we are in the media limelight and it is publicised."

It been claimed that Matt's closeness to his pro dancing partner Brianne Delcourt was the cause of the split, but it's something denied by both Shona and Matt.

Speaking to The Sun, Matt explained: “Me and Brianne get along so well, like with all the partners. You do become friends.

“I think you see the strong relationship between the partners and I think people who have the strong relationship and good chemistry with their partner go further in the competition.

“Would I take Brianne on a date? She would never go out with me. But you never know!

“All I will say is that she is fantastic. She has been there for me through thick and thin during the whole show."

He added: “I love her to pieces as a friend — she has been fantastic.”

The Dancing On Ice 2013 final airs tonight on ITV.

Browse pictures of the Dancing On Ice 2013 stars in training for tonight's show below...

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