Dancing On Ice star dubs show ‘Love Island on ice’ as ITV partners ‘get close’

Dancing On Ice star Matt Lapinskas has opened up on how easy it is to find love on the ITV show.

The ex-EastEnders star competed on the skating show back in 2013 and fell for his pro skater dance partner Brianne Delcourt.

Talking exclusively to the Daily Star, Matt, 33, said: "It's ten years ago now and I had a great time. Obviously, coming from EastEnders and going straight to that, it was full of meeting new people.

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"Things happen in life and I was young at the time, I was like 23, and you meet new people and I became really close with my skating partner and we had a great relationship.

"I was being hounded as this type of guy but people don't know what went on behind closed doors."

He also address the current rumours about 2023 stars Joey Essex and Vanessa Bauer., after fans the TOWIE star told GMB that he had a "soft spot" for her.

Matt added: "It happens in every series, you look at Strictly or Dancing On Ice now even, as they're already talking about Joey and Vanessa, it's one of those things.

"It's a reality show end of the day it's Love Island on ice, even The Apprentice looks like Love Island as well now."

Matt then revealed how easy it is to fall for your pro patner.

He explained: "If you're single, and with someone new, and with them from 8am to 8pm at night, and having to put all your trust in them – you form a bond, as it's just you two on the ice in front of millions of people.

"So yeah, you do become close, and naturally as human beings we form bonds an friendships and it just happens."

At the time Matt's romance with Brianne caused a stir as when he first entered the show he was still dating his EastEnders co-star Shona McGarty.

The Whitney star blamed Matt's relationship with Brianne on the breakup – but Matt revealed there were many other reasons.

Adding further about his romance, he said: "It's 10 years ago now, its water under the bridge, me and Brianne, we got together and we split.

"Since then, we still chat and she's very happy, she's married, she's got kids and I think that's amazing. But I was surrounded by good people, Brianne was one of them."


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