Dancing on Ice stars are reportedly outraged behind the scenes claiming professional skater Vanessa Bauer has flouted Covid-19 safety risks by staying with her boyfriend
The controversy was sparked after some of the pro skaters were in uproar over 24-year-old Vanessa’s decision to stay with her boyfriend Rory McCall while taking part in Dancing on Ice this year.
Vanessa’s teammates have reportedly accused ITV bosses of allowing her to risk their Covid-19 bubble.
Others on the show have been told to say goodbye to their families for the duration of the series, in an attempt to reduce the risk catching the deadly disease.
Yet Vanessa is still staying with Rory, causing the other pros to be furious it’s “one rule” for her and another for them.
“Many of us are livid,” an insider said, according to The Sun.
“We have given up our families for months, and she’s carrying on as normal because everyone bangs on about how sexy she is.
“It feels like one rule for some and another for the rest of us.”
A second source told the publication they were under the impression most of the pros were taking their safety and that of the contestants very seriously.
“We are being ultra-cautious about everything because we all want the series to be safe,” they said.
“But if Vanessa is living with her boyfriend that’s an obvious issue.
“We don’t know who he might come into contact with. It’s just not in the spirit of how other people have agreed to behave,” they added.
Another source from the production also told The Sun Vanessa is within the show’s rules, which require only couples who are both contracted to the series to be separated for the run.
Vanessa and Emmerdale star Joe-Warren Plant had an eventful first skate during the launch show, as the hopeful unfortunately fell over mid-performance.
The actor tried to remain in high spirits, but unfortunately his scoring suffered the inevitable cuts from the judges.
The show’s first golden ticket winner was an emotional Rufus Hound, who delivered a fun gaming-themed performance with his pro partner Robin Johnstone.
Dancing on Ice airs Sundays at 6pm on ITV.
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