Dancing on Ice professional Hamish Gaman appears in Sunday’s episode – his first time in the show since he stopped last week after his nasty collision with former contestant Caprice Bourret.
Hamish, 36, did not appear last week and stated that he had the worst time of his life, because the aftermath with Caprice, 48, escalated before she finally left the series.
But Hamish went to social media on Sunday to post: “Hello everyone. I am delighted to return to @dancingonice tonight. Thank you to everyone who contacted me when I was having a hard time.
He’s back: Dancing On Ice’s professional, Hamish Gaman, appears on Sunday night’s episode – his first time in the show since his nasty collision with former contestant Caprice Bourret
‘It only shows how powerful a few nice words can be. When I felt that I was being attacked, you were there for me and I am so grateful for your support and kindness. “
He tagged his friends from last year’s series and added: “To my friends in this photo: @saaraaalto @ jamesjordan1978 @alex_lukasz @vanessabauer_skates and @ wes.nelson your support and kindness means more to me than you will ever know. See everyone on the ice #dancingonice tonight. “
This comes just a week after the following emotional statement: “The last three and a half months have been the worst of my life and I’m having a hard time. It seems that things calm down, but they are not.
Feud: Hamish, 36, did not appear last week and stated that he was having the worst time of his life, because the aftermath with Caprice escalated before she finally left the series
But Hamish went to social media on Sunday to post: “Hello everyone. I am delighted to return to @dancingonice tonight. Thank you to everyone who contacted me when I had a really hard time ‘
Speaking: the sincere post saw him blaming an unknown source for leaking “untrue stories” about him and trying to “destroy his reputation” after “saying goodbye” to the American model, 48, amid “bullying” claims’
The athlete continued: ‘I really want to go further and concentrate on skating. I did absolutely nothing wrong and the team that viewed all the rehearsal material told me that I was an ‘exemplary professional’
“I can only hope that this will all be over soon. I’m sorry I’m not on the ice tonight, but I couldn’t face it. Thank you for your support and kind messages. “
MailOnline has contacted representatives of Hamish and Caprice for comments.
So sad: the professional skater, 36, would participate in Sunday’s show with his fellow pros, but he went to social media on Sunday afternoon to declare that he “couldn’t face it”
It comes just a week after Hamish delighted fans when he made a sensational return to the show after his recent drama with Caprice.
The skater hit the road for an astonishing performance with Vanessa Bauer after he and Caprice ‘separated’ sensationally, leaving them a week later to stop the show.
Despite allegations from both sides that Caprice and Hamish are “bullying” each other, fans threw their support behind the male skater while praising his performance.
Comeback: it comes just a week after Hamish delighted fans when he made a sensational return to the show after his recent drama with Caprice
Hamish and Vanessa went on the road for a stunning performance by Ludovico Einaudi’s Primavera, which completely captivated the entire audience and viewers.
At the end of the skate, the pro saw a sweet embrace with his female partner, and host Holly Willoughby described their dance as “beautiful and mind-expanding.”
Viewers also hurried to Twitter to praise Hamish’s astonishing performance, and others said they were happy to see that he had remained on the show with Caprice despite his recent drama.
Drama: it comes after he and Caprice ‘parted’, and only a week later she left the show sensationally. Allegations of bullying have since come from both sides
Astonishing: Hamish went on the road for a stunning performance with Vanessa Bauer in a performance that host Holly Willoughby branded as “mind-expanding and beautiful”
One penned: ‘Such a beautiful dance routine from @HamishGaman and Vanessa. I loved it. It is wonderful to see Hamish on the ice again tonight and I hope he will have a much better celebrity partner next year. “
Another wrote: ‘Such a beautiful’ half time ‘skate @dancingonice by @HamishGaman & @TheVanessaBauer, Hamish always seemed like a nice person and found choreographer & it was a shame he was taken out of #DancingOnIce so I am relieved that they have stand with him and still use him. “
A third tweeted too: ‘@dancingonice Vanessa and Hamish have shivers of cold me! Absolutely amazing performance! #DancingOnIce. ‘
Amazingly: fans hurried to support Hamish when they celebrated his return to the ice, a week after Caprice left the show
Delighted: many viewers rushed to Twitter to praise the incredible performance of Hamish
A viewer also tweeted: “Glad #Hamish has seen its time in the #spotlight again in #DancingOnIce.”
Another one written: ‘@HamishGaman is just catching up with DOI and he is afraid of skating Hamish, he is just beautiful in it. I am sorry that his partner did not succeed, he could have taken them far !! Beautiful Hamish, just beautiful !! ”
Hamish’s return to the show came after his celebrity partner Caprice left the show sensationally amid claims that the couple had a fallout.
At odds? Hamish’s return to the show came after his celebrity partner Caprice left the show sensationally amid claims that the couple had a fallout
Allegedly, Caprice was too scared to speak during the Dancing on Ice training after Hamish had enforced a “three strikes and you out rule” if she didn’t do exactly what he said – making her feel that mistakes were not allowed.
The mother of two stopped the show last week to “recover and take care of herself and her family” – days after she had a new professional partner to play with.
Confirming reports, a Caprice spokeswoman told MailOnline: ‘It’s true that Caprice no longer participates in Dancing On Ice. It has been a difficult few months and she had to remain silent for contractual reasons.
“Her mental well-being has been compromised in the last two months and recent stories that have leaked to the press are not only beneficial but also extremely painful.
“Now she’s taking time to recover and take care of herself and her family.”
Frosty: Caprice was reportedly too scared to speak during the Dancing on Ice training after Hamish enforced a “three strikes and you out rule”
“Not okay”: last week Hamish addressed Caprice, tweeting: “Frankly, I’m not okay, but I want to thank Amelia, my professional family and ITV for doing everything they can to support me “
Last week, Hamish spoke to Caprice in a statement on Twitter where he thanked his followers and fans for their support and paid tribute to his old partner Amelia Humfress.
He wrote: Hello everyone. Thank you very much for your kind messages. I am overwhelmed by your love and support, it has sometimes brought me to tears.
‘To be honest, I am not okay, but I want to thank Amelia, my professional family and ITV for everything they can do to support me.
“I feel comforted that I know the truth will always come out in the end, and I hope we can concentrate on skating again.”
During Sunday’s show Holly Willoughby did not present the truth behind Caprice’s sensational exit.
The presenter, 38, simply told fans: “We wanted you to know that Caprice will unfortunately not continue to participate in the series and unfortunately Libby will not skate tonight because she is not feeling well, but she will be back next week.
“We both send them our best wishes.”