Dancing On Ices Hamish Gaman says hes devastated after being axed from show
Dancing On Ice pro Hamish Gaman has admitted that he is "devastated" after being axed from the show.
Taking to Twitter on Saturday, the professional skater, 38, released a statement about his status on the upcoming 2022 series.
Hamish claimed that he had been told by producers that they wouldn't be bringing him back as they wanted to "freshen up" the professional line-up.
The professional skater penned in full: "Hi everyone. I'm sad to confirm that I'm not retuning to Dancing On Ice this year. The producers told me that they weren't bringing me back because they wanted to freshen up the lineup.
"I was completely surprised by their decision and I've been left confused and struggling to make sense of everything that's happened.
"Vanessa [Bauer] and I are still skating partners and I'm devastated that we won't be skating together on the show anymore.
"Thank you for all of your love and support during my time on the show. I'm going to miss skating for you" followed by a heartbroken emoji.
OK! contacted ITV for comment over the statement, to which they said: "At the start of each series, the Dancing On Ice team looks to explore opportunities to potentially introduce some new faces to the professional skating team.
"Hamish Gaman will not be appearing in the next series, we thank him for all of his hard work on the show and wish him all the best for the future."
The hit ITV show revealed last week that three new skaters would be joining the competition to replace professionals Klabera Komini, Yebin Mok and Hamish.
Morgan Swales, who competes for Great Britain and starred in Netflix's Zero Chill as a stunt double, Tippy Packard, who is a three-time Hong Kong champion, and Colin Grafton, who is a former Team USA professional figure skater, will be joining the ITV competition.
The trio will be replacing professional skaters Klabera, Yebin and Hamish, who are all sadly leaving the show and will not be appearing on the new 2022 series.
The Dancing On Ice 2022 line-up has been revealed in recent weeks with Love Island’s Liberty Poole, Corrie’s Sally Dynevor and Pussycat Doll Kimberly Wyatt leading the stars.
Other celebrities include the likes of S Club 7's Rachel Stevens, Bez from Happy Mondays and Lorraine presenter Ria Hebden among those set to join Sally, Liberty and Kimberly on the ice.
They will also be joined by The Vamps' Connor Ball, BMX Olympian Kye White and English rugby union player Ben Foden, among others.
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Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby will once again host the new series while dancer Ashley Banjo and skating icons Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean will make up the judging panel.
John Barrowman will not return for his judging duties in January 2022 for the new series, with ITV thanking him for his "two brilliant years".
Dancing On Ice will return to screens in January 2022.
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