Trisha Goddard's Dancing On Ice training gets off to disastrous start

Trisha Goddard is reduced to tears as her Dancing On Ice training gets off to a disastrous start… finding herself ‘HOMELESS’ and ‘in agony’ due to accommodation nightmare

  • The talk show host, 61, explained how she had paid to rent a room for the duration of rehearsals for the ITV1 show, only to learn it was not available
  • The TV personality – who relocated from the UK to Connecticut in 2010 – said she was in agony after failing to sleep on a mattress from hell
  • Trisha will be spending the next six weeks rehearsing for Dancing On Ice ahead of the show launch in January 

Trisha Goddard’s Dancing On Ice training has got off to a disastrous start after she found herself ‘homeless’ and ‘in agony’ due to an accommodation nightmare. 

The talk show host, 61, was reduced to tears while documenting the drama via her Instagram page on Monday, explaining how she had paid to rent a room for the duration of rehearsals for the ITV1 show, only to learn it was not available. 

The TV personality – who relocated from the UK to Connecticut in 2010 – said she was in agony after failing to sleep on a mattress from hell in rented accommodation. 

A bad start: She’s landed in the UK to begin her grueling six-week training for January’s Dancing On Ice. But it seems Trisha Goddard has been having a nightmare so far

Uploading a video to the photo, Trisha was visibly upset and fighting back tears as she detailed the stress she had been put under. 

The former chat show host posted a caption: ‘Apologies!!! This post should be about being excited to meet my @dancingonice #iceskating pro later today, but….. Ugh! My back! Agony!

‘Not much sleep for 2nd night after my flight from #nyc Result? I’m feeling really low to think of the dramas I’ve been through to finally find (*last-minute!) accommodation and end up with a bed with a mattress-from-hell for the next freakin’ six weeks training here in the UK!

‘Watch out! You can book and pay for accommodation on a website, only to discover that the place advertised as being available for the dates you need, actually isn’t! 

Stressed out: Having had to relocate from her home in America to take part in the show in London, Trisha, 61, took to Instagram to document her drama – which saw her turn up to the accommodation she had paid to rent in the capital only to learn it’s not available

In training: Trisha was pictured last week at a rink in New York, starting her training before heading to the UK


Complaints: Trisha expressed her disgruntlement on Instagram

‘Cue nightmare scenarios of wrangling refunds, and trying to find somewhere else, without repeating the cycle…’ [sic]

In the video, she was seen sat at the edge of the aforementioned bed, struggling to motivate herself to get up.

She said: ‘Isn’t it weird how something like a really bad bed can just change your mood.

‘So sorry producers if you wanted a happy “yay I’m meeting my professional”, I can hardly stand up or walk for the backache so… ugh! Really ugh! Really ugh!’

A happier note: She was next seen out for a run in the autumn sunshine, posting – ‘Recipe for lifting mood after night on #nightmare #mattress in rented apartment: ‘1) Take a #painkiller for resulting #backpain 2) Go for #gentlejog in #sunshine

She said: ‘Isn’t it weird how something like a really bad bed can just change your mood. So sorry producers if you wanted a happy “yay I’m meeting my professional”, I can hardly stand up or walk for the backache so… ugh! Really ugh! Really ugh!’

Trisha likened the mattress to a marshmallow and moaned that her foam pillows were too fat in a previous post.

She also apologised to Steps star Ian ‘H’ Watkins after initially ridiculing him for carrying his own pillows wherever he went.

After fellow contestant Caprice Bourret offered Trisha the chance to stay at her place instead – and Instagram followers suggested she invest in a mattress topper from Argos or John Lewis – Trisha was contacted by the owner of the accommodation. 

She told fans: ‘It’s ok. The owner has got in contact and is onto it. Thanks!’

Uncomfortable: Trisha – who has lived in the US since 2010 – likened the mattress to a marshmallow and moaned that her foam pillows were too fat in a previous post

She was next seen out for a run in the autumn sunshine.

Uploading a happier-looking selfie, she posted: ‘Recipe for lifting mood after night on #nightmare #mattress in rented apartment:

‘1) Take a #painkiller for resulting #backpain 2) Go for #gentlejog in #sunshine 3) Listen to great #music 4) Give thanks you can still bloody move! 5) Offer up a prayer for whichever @dancingonice professional has scored the pleasure of your #iceskating company for the next few months!’  

DANCING ON ICE 2020: WHO ARE THE CONTESTANTS?

MAURA HIGGINS

Age: 28

Occupation: Reality TV star

Best known for: Maura earned an army of fans with her no-nonsense demeanour when she joined Love Island in June 2019. She eventually sparked up a romance with Curtis Pritchard. Since leaving the villa she has become This Morning’s new ‘agony aunt.’

KEVIN KILBANE

Age: 42

Occupation: Retired footballer

Best known for: Kevin made a total of 540 appearances for various Premier League clubs, including lengthy stints at Everton and Sunderland. He also played for The Republic Of Ireland national team at the 2002 FIFA World Cup. He retired from football in 2012. 

H FROM STEPS 

Age: 43

Occupation: Singer 

Best known for: Ian is a Welsh singer, dancer, stage actor and one of two male singers of the British pop group Steps. Some of the band’s most famous hits include Tragedy, 5,6,7,8 and Shade of Blue. 

 PERRI KIELY

Age: 23

Occupation: Street dancer

Best known for: Perri is a member of award-winning dance troupe Diversity, who won Britain’s Got Talent’s third series in 2009. The Essex native has gone on to star in reality series E4’s Celebs Go Dating and Splash!.

JOE SWASH

Age: 37

Occupation: Actor and presenter

Best known for: Joe rose to fame when he played Micky Miller on EastEnders from 2003 to 2008. He went onto win I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here the same year, and hosted the sister show Extra Camp from 2009 to 2018. He has dated fellow presenter Stacey Solomon since January 2016, and they welcomed son Rex in May 2019.

TRISHA GODDARD 

Age: 61

Occupation: Chat show legend 

Best known for:  Her eponymous talk show Trisha, which ran from 1998 until 2009. She has been based in the U.S. since then, working on Maury as a conflict resolution expert. The star was also a regular panelist on Big Brothers Bit on the Side.

MICHAEL BARRYMORE

Age: 67

Occupation: TV presenter

Best known for: Michael was one of Britain’s most beloved TV presenters as the host of shows including Strike It Lucky throughout the 80s and 90s. His last TV appearance was 18 years ago, when his career was derailed after Stuart Lubbock was found dead in a swimming pool at his Essex home.

LUCREZIA MILLARINI 

Age: 43

Occupation: Newsreader  

Best known for: Lucrezia presents both ITV Lunchtime News and ITV Weekend News. She previously worked as Entertainment Correspondent for ITV News London.

LISA GEORGE 

Age: 48

Occupation: Actress  

Best known for: Lisa is best known for the role of Beth Tinker in Coronation Street. 

The actress has played the role since 2011.

LIBBY CLEGG MBE

Age: 29

Occupation: Paralympic Sprinter 

Best known for: Libby is one of Britain’s most successful Paralympic sprinters. She won gold in the women’s T11 100m and 200m races with her guide Chris Clarke. She suffers from a degenerative eye condition called Stargardt’s Macular Dystrophy, and is registered as blind.

BEN HANLIN 

Age: 33

Occupation: Magician and presenter

Best known for: Ben is famed for his impressive magic tricks and hosting ITV2 series Tricked from 2013 to 2016. 

He also covers Capital Breakfast on Capital Birmingham.

  

CAPRICE 

Age: 47

Occupation: Actress and Model

Best known for: Caprice previously appeared in various films and also had roles in British shows such as Hollyoaks and Dream Team. Since appearing on Celebrity Big Brother in 2005, Caprice has also featured on reality shows including Celebs On The Farm.

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