Peter Andre defends Dancing On Ice’s Graham Bell after he’s accused of shouting at skate partner
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Peter Andre has defended Dancing On Ice star Graham Bell after he was accused of shouting at his professional skate partner Karina Manta.
Writing in his new magazine column, Peter, 47, said: “Dancing On Ice's Graham Bell reportedly ranted at his skating partner backstage after they lost out in the skateoff.
“When you’re in that environment, emotions can run high, but I’ll also say that you shouldn’t believe everything you read.”
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The dad-of-four then went on to recall his time on Strictly Come Dancing in 2015.
He said: “I remember on Strictly there were always stories coming out about people doing things they weren’t. There was one saying I was the vainest person backstage and I’d sit in the make-up room and demand to go first, which couldn’t be more false.”
He added: “Over the years I’ve learnt not to bite because it’s not worth it. It’s better for my peace of mind not to. I also block negative people on social media and delete their comments. I want my page to be a positive place. I’ve finally realised you can stop negativity in its tracks.”
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Olympic skier Graham, 55, was the second contestant to be voted off Dancing On Ice on Sunday 31 January after finding himself in the bottom two alongside Rebekah Vardy.
Backstage, it’s been rumoured that Graham was furious with skater Karina and “screamed” at her about the routine she had choreographed.
An ITV source told The Sun: “It’s the worst sportsmanship in the history of the show.
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“Everyone was stunned. Graham was screaming their routine was ‘f***ing s**t’ at Karina.”
The insider continued: “He did it in front of everyone.
“No one could believe it,” they said. “He said the judges felt it was too simple and basic, and it was her fault.
“He showed his true colours. He skated off the rink effing and jeffing. It wasn’t nice to see.”
Upon his exit, Graham, who recently caused Lorraine Kelly to apologise after he swore on live TV, said: “I felt that we’ve got a lot more, technical skating and good skating but, hey ho.”
He added: “I tell you what, the skating is really kind of… it really does work with skiing.
“I think I will use it in the future, I’m not gonna quit skating.”
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