Chris Fountain slams Dancing On Ice for leaving out his footage from show

Chris Fountain has hit out after his showstopping performances during the 2008 series of Dancing On Ice were left out of their best bits episode which aired on Sunday.

The actor who rose to fame on the Channel 4 soap Hollyoaks claimed that bosses behind the show had "chopped him from the memory" of the skating competition.

Chris, 33, appeared on the third season of the show, going on to take second place with professional skater Frankie Poultney and was crowned the champ of two Dancing On Ice live tours.

However, he has since expressed his disappointment with the decision to hardly feature his routines.

Taking to Twitter, where he is followed by 258,700 fans, the actor turned DJ penned: "So, unfortunately hardly [any] of my best bits were shown on the Dancing on Ice best bits show this evening.

"Kind of expected it but can't say that I'm not disappointed as I gave a hell of a lot to that show, coming 2nd with my partner Frankie in 2008 and then continuing to win two UK tours of the live show."

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He went on to add: "I had some of the best times of my life while being a part of Dancing on Ice and the tours that followed, learning more and more about skating from the wonderful professionals and having tonnes of fun during the process.

"I always had such amazing support from fans of DOI for which I will always be incredibly grateful. Team Fountain was born through my family, friends and the public. I always tried to wow the audiences with my routines, being the first celebrity to attempt an axel, lifts like the flambo, wraparound and helicopter and my scratch spin which, even after 12 years, is yet to be matched."

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Chris' post continued: "People still stop me in the street about the 'Cry Me a River' and 'Time Warp' routines!

"These are times that will stay with me forever so I'm very grateful for them and even though it's unfortunate to almost be chopped from the memory of the show's history, I know, and the fans of the show know that I was there.

"And, for that, I am extremely proud. My routines don't have to be in the 'best bits' show to remember what I achieved but it would've been nice to see them and reminisce!"

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Closing his post, Chris went on to say: "Thank you to everyone sending lovely messages tonight and thanks to Frankie for being the most amazing original partner and to Brianne for being a fantastic partner on tour!

"Good luck to the contestants this year and love to everyone involved in the show, both in front of and especially behind the camera. Chris x".

His post which has since been liked over 1000 times was instantly weighed down by fans who also shared their disappointment after not seeing their favourite performances.

"I was waiting and waiting and feel very gutted that you weren't shown apart from the one routine. I loved every minute of you in that show so as u said ur fans remember. You were bloody awesome," said one follower.

A second added: "I noticed it right away, it was ridiculous! You are up there with the best ever contestants on DOI. I actually went on YouTube to watch cry me a river after. Was so annoyed for you."

"I agree. They should of shown you more! You were phenomenal!" tweeted a third.

Daily Star has approached Dancing On Ice/ITV for comment.

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