DANCING on Ice’s Hamish Gaman is thrilled to start a “new chapter” on the show after his nightmare series with Caprice.
The professional skater, 37, made headlines last year over his bitter falling out with contestant Caprice Bourret.
Hamish then pulled out of the week seven show after admitting he had been struggling following their spat.
However, the skater is back and raring to go after he announced that he will be returning for the new series.
Hamish said he can’t wait to start his “new chapter” after his hellish last series and is excited to meet his new partner.
The star shared a stunning skating clip with his Instagram fans, writing: “The start of a new chapter ❤️ I’m so excited to announce that I’m returning to Dancing on Ice for the new series.
“I can’t wait to meet my new celebrity partner. Who do you think it’ll be? ✨ “
Model Caprice was initially partnered with Hamish in the last series but unfortunately things turned sour very quickly.
After the falling out the professional skater announced he would not be appearing in the show.
At the time, he shared a statement on Instagram, writing: "I'm sad to say that I've pulled out of appearing on Dancing On Ice tonight.
"The past three-and-a-half months have been the worst of my life, and I'm struggling. It might look like things have been calming down, but they aren't."
Hamish broke his silence on their fallout at the end of January, 2020, telling fans he was "not okay" following the furore.
He told his 47,000 Instagram followers: "Thank you so much for your kind messages. I’ve been overwhelmed by your love and support—it’s brought me to tears at times.
"Honestly, I’m not okay, but I’d like to thank Amelia, my pro family and ITV for doing all that they can to support me.
"I’m comforted knowing the truth always comes out in the end, and I hope we can focus on the skating again now."
Meanwhile, an insider revealed exclusively to The Sun Online: “Caprice was mean to Hamish during rehearsals – it was often in front of other cast and crew – and he was left very upset by it because he's such a professional and a gentle giant.
"Hamish was walking on egg shells a lot of the time – he felt Caprice seemed to struggle with the demands of the show and described her as a bit of a diva because she would tell him off a lot and just generally thought she was above it all."
They continued: "She was also reluctant to put in the hours or effort which led to tensions between them. Hamish found it difficult dealing with her, but he wasn't the only one – Caprice isn't well-liked backstage."
They continued: "It's a shame as Hamish is very popular and all of his other celebrity partners have always loved him because he's so kind and patient."
The former model, 48, said at the time that she had quit for her mental health after a huge bust up with her professional skater.
The Sun previously revealed that Caprice felt like she had been a victim of a “bullying” campaign on the ITV series, which the channel denied at the time.
At the time friends close to the star told The Sun Online that she stands by her claims.
A pal said: "The only issue Caprice had with Hamish is that she thought he was bullying her.
"She thinks others saw what was going on but no one is willing to speak out about."
They continued: "Caprice feels like she has been abandoned by ITV, who haven't offered her any aftercare following the fallout.
"She feels utterly bullied and has been left distraught by everyone speaking out to support Hamish, while she has been branded a lazy diva.
"Caprice won't let this go and she already plans to talk to her lawyers to see what the next step is for her."
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