Lorraine Kelly brands Caprice Bourret's Dancing On Ice exit 'very, very strange'

LORRAINE Kelly has branded Caprice Bourret's Dancing On Ice exit as "very, very strange".

The TV presenter commented on the fallout today when delivering the entertainment news, after Caprice dumped her original skating partner Hamish Gaman claiming he'd "bullied" her.

Reacting to her shock exit, Lorraine told viewers: "Meanwhile, Caprice has quit the show.

"She says her mental wellbeing has been affected by taking part in the series. Love to know more about that… very, very strange.

"But yeah, she's not in it anymore, she's gone."

But one fan tweeted: "Lorraine don’t be mean to Caprice she is meant to be a friend of your “show” @reallorraine #lorraine"

The Sun exclusively revealed how distraught Caprice Bourret quit Dancing On Ice — and blasted ITV for a lack of support.

She also claimed bosses sided with her “bullying” pro partner Hamish from whom she split after just two weeks.

The US model, 48, switched to working with Swiss star Oscar Peter but left on Sunday saying her “mental well-being has been affected”.

A pal told The Sun: “Caprice felt she had no option but to quit after feeling bullied and sidelined. She’s distraught.

“She adored Oscar but the atmosphere at Dancing On Ice felt isolating and nasty. She needed to look after herself and her family so walked away.

“She feels bosses sided with Hamish and says they have provided her with no counselling or after-care following the fall-out.

“It is devastating that what started off as such a positive experience has become so overwhelmingly negative.

“She’s unable to even speak out properly because she’s worried about breaching her contract so she’s got a legal team working on that.

“Caprice feels as if ITV have completely mishandled this and feels really let down.”

Mum-of-two Caprice, wed to businessman Ty Comfort, is said to have felt bullied by Hamish at training. She has been branded a lazy diva.

On Friday, Hamish issued a statement saying he was “not OK”, and that “the truth always comes out in the end”.

A statement on behalf of Caprice, pictured this week with training bruises, confirmed her exit.

It added: “It has been a hard few months and she’s had to keep silent for contractual reasons.

“Her mental well-being has been affected over the last two months. Now she’s taking some time to recover and look after herself and her family.”

ITV said: “We take allegations of bullying very seriously but found no evidence on Dancing On Ice and we strongly refute any suggestion to the contrary.”

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