DANCING On Ice’s Faye Brookes skated for the first time with new partner Matt Evers – as he thanked the show for a “second chance”.
Faye Brookes is now dancing with professional ice skater Matt Evers
Hamish, 36, who tore a tendon in his hand, quit after a tense meeting with producers over the couple’s next performance.
Now Faye, 33, is getting ready to show off her best moves with new partner Matt Evers.
He was was previously partnered with Denise van Outen, who sadly had to leave the show after she broke her shoulder in three places while training.
A very happy Matt, 44, took to Instagram to share a snap of the new dynamic duo getting ready for their debut on the ITV show.
He told his 113k followers: “Happy to get a second chance this series with another wonderful woman.
“@vanouten_denise we miss you and thank you @faye_brookes for being a delight to work with.
“We got a lot of work to do in 6 days! *zoom in to see our brilliant northern crew @amyorjimmy @brittmayers_.”
Followers flocked to the comments section to show their love and support for the pair.
Matt was previously paired with Denise van Outen
The presenter had to quit after she broke her shoulder in three places
One wrote: “Yay glad you are back.”
Another added: “This makes me extremely happy!!!!!”
A third chimed in: “Fantastic so happy you get a second chance matt and we get to see you skate again so happy it’s with Faye you guys will be fantastic together can’t wait to see you both skate yous will smash it definitely getting my votes 100% good luck x.”
A fourth simply said: “Yay!”
Faye and Hamish had a few harsh comments from judges which left the actress worried about her future in the competition
In previous weeks Faye has been unhappy with the feedback she has received from judges.
She feared her upcoming routine was too basic, which led Hamish to have it out with ITV producers and resulted in him leaving the show.
A source previously told us: “Faye wants to win at all costs and has been concerned that the judges have been quite critical of her and Hamish.
“So, at the start of the week, as rehearsals for what would have been this Sunday’s show began, they both went in to see show bosses to express their concern over the routine.
Faye wants to win the show and felt that her routine with Hamish for next week’s show was too basic
“Faye, in particular, felt it would be too simplistic, they’d get low marks and she would be at risk of elimination.
“It can’t have helped that the routine was taking into account Hamish’s injury.
“But, after the meeting, the cogs clearly whirred into action because less than a day later Hamish was gone.”
Hamish spoke out about his decision to quit on Instagram last night
He told 52.8k followers on Instagram: “Hi everyone I’m heartbroken that I’ll no longer be skating with @faye_brookes on @dancingonice.
“I’m so grateful that I don’t need any surgery on my finger, but if I stay in the show I could have an accident and make my injury much worse (it is series 13).
“Coaching Faye for 4+ months has been a privilege and I’m so proud of the incredible skater that she’s become.”
Faye and Matt were also seen for the first time together outside an ice rink after an intense training session.
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