Hamish Gaman pulls out of Dancing on Ice

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Hamish Gaman

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Dancing On Ice professional skater Hamish Gaman has pulled out of Sunday’s show, saying he’s been “struggling” over the past few months.

Posting on social media he said the past three-and-a-half months have been the worst of his life.

About Hamish
Hamish is a masculine given name in English and occasionally a nickname. It is the Anglicised form of the vocative case of the Scottish Gaelic Seumas: Sheumais. The Scottish Gaelic Seumas is the equivalent to the English James.

Hamish Gaman pulls out of Dancing on Ice

About Dancing
Dance is a performing art form consisting of purposefully selected sequences of human movement. This movement has aesthetic and symbolic value, and is acknowledged as dance by performers and observers within a particular culture. Dance can be categorized and described by its choreography, by its repertoire of movements, or by its historical period or place of origin.
An important distinction is to be drawn between the contexts of theatrical and participatory dance, although these two categories are not always completely separate; both may have special functions, whether social, ceremonial, competitive, erotic, martial, or sacred/liturgical. Other forms of human movement are sometimes said to have a dance-like quality, including martial arts, gymnastics, cheerleading, figure skating, synchronised swimming, marching bands, and many other forms of athletics.

It’s after his celebrity dance partner Caprice quit the show after parting ways with Hamish with no reason given to viewers.

ITV told Radio 1 Newsbeat they had nothing further to add.

Hamish Gaman pulls out of Dancing on Ice

Caprice was later paired with skater Oscar Peter.

“Numerous defamatory articles have been stopped from running in the press over the past few weeks,” Hamish said.

“These untrue stories are continually being fed to the press by a ‘source’.”

It’s unknown what lead to Caprice and Hamish’s split on the show and why Caprice eventually left, but a spokesperson for her said “she’s had to keep silent for contractual reasons”.

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The speculation has lead to Hamish feeling that he “couldn’t face it” but hopes it will “all be over soon”.

“It’s become relentless and I feel extremely vulnerable. I’m asking them to stop,” he wrote.

“I desperately want to move on from all of this and focus on the skating. I’ve done absolutely nothing wrong, and was told by the team who reviewed all the rehearsal footage that I was an ‘exemplary pro’.”

This year’s Dancing On Ice has been featured in the news since it launched after it became the first reality TV show in the UK to pair a same-sex couple together.

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