20 July 2020 08:35
Dancing on Ice has lost a second professional skater in as many months, as Brianne Delcourt has announced that she has quit. The star has been a fixture of the show for 10 years, but after falling in love with Kevin Kilbane after being partnered with him on the 2020 series, she has now decided to focus on their relationship instead. "It has been a back-and-forth question mark in my mind for some time now," the skater told Hello!. Matt Frost/ITV/Shutterstock "The hardest part will be missing my DoI family and I have so much to thank the show for, including introducing me to my absolute soulmate in Kevin. "I'm 39 – 40 in February – and I've been on the road for so long and as a working mum – a single mum.
I really had to work hard for everything on my own. The show has been a huge part of my life and part of [daughter] Gracie's too. "It was quite emotional and [ITV] knew I had to do what was right for me. They've been super supportive of my decision." Karwai Tang Getty Images Brianne and Kevin first met back in October of last year when they started training together, and began dating pretty much immediately. Now they have moved in together and are planning to tie the knot later this year. Brianne's departure follows the exit of Alex Murphy, who was axed by the show just months after winning it with Joe Swash. ITV defended its decision to not bring her back, stating that it was looking for new faces instead. Dancing on Ice airs on ITV. Digital Spy now has a newsletter – sign up to get it sent straight to your inbox. Looking for more TV recommendations and discussion? Head over to our Facebook Group to see new picks every day, and chat with other readers about what they're watching right now. This content is created and maintained by a third party, and imported onto this page to help users provide their email addresses. You may be able to find more information about this and similar content at piano.io This commenting section is created and maintained by a third party, and imported onto this page. You may be able to find more information on their web site.