Dancing on Ice: Twitter trolls, sickness and new celebs

Phillip Schofield tackles the Twitter fashion police, while Gareth Thomas loses his lunch and Josie Gibson throws her hat in the ring – it's this week's gossip...

She might have been booted out after bringing her Corrie character Maria Connor to the ice rink, but Samia Ghadie wasted no time in thanking her skating partner Sylvain Longchambon. Rumoured to be dating, Samia tweeted, “Thank you to the gorgeous @slongchambon for being the most talented and patient skating partner I could have wished for! #amazingman”. This was followed with an emoticon blowing a heart, but you know, there’s only so much one can do with the keys on a keyboard. At least we didn’t follow in the Dancing On Ice Twitter account’s footsteps and start talking about her Corrie-ographed routine. Have they got Norris working on those?


But while Samia was busy getting criticism during Sunday night’s show for her lack of hairography (all the best words are coming out now), presenter Phillip Schofield was busy fending off a torrent of Twitter abuse for his double breasted grey suit. One Twitter user wrote, “Terrible Terrible Double Breasted Suit” (capitals and everything!), while Phillip admitted he’d had 50s mob and 80s flashback references, too. To be completely honest, we’re surprised Phillip got away with taking the mickey out of Jason Gardiner for having the most expensive head of hair in the building, but then Phillip does get a fair share of support from the silver fox lovers these days.

While this series speeds towards its finale, with just Gareth Thomas, Luke Campbell, Matt Lapinskas and Beth Tweddle left, some other famous faces have got their eye on next year’s competition. Former Big Brother contestant Josie Gibson, who recently had her moment in the spotlight after showing off her slimmed down figure, has said she’d love to take part. “They can lift me now,” joked the star, who would follow the likes of TV reality star Ray Quinn and this year’s contestant Shayne Ward, who’ve previously taken part in the show.

Having been doing lots of his own lifting, it seems semi-finalist Gareth Thomas isn’t coping well with his next challenge – ariel skating. In a bid to up the ante for their semi-final performances, Gareth, along with the rest of the celeb skaters, will be lifted into the air with wires and harness, much like Jayne Torvill did back in the opening show. But so far Gareth has been struggling, once having to be sick in a bin after turning a horrid shade of green, reports The Sun. Well, he’s more one for running at a line on the ground than anything up high, but you’d think his tall frame would have given him somewhat of a head for heights. Hopefully Olympic gymnast Beth will do a better job, although after her hula hoop performance rhythmic gymnastics could always be her next calling.


All in all with 8.63 million viewers tuning in to watch Call the Midwife on BBC1, against the 5.14 million watching the ITV DOI elimination show, maybe they all shouldn’t worry too much.