Dancing on Ice’s Graham Bell ‘furiously screamed at skating partner’ Karina Manta after elimination02/02/2021
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Dancing on Ice star Graham Bell is rumoured to have furiously screamed at his skating partner Karina Manta backstage.
Graham, 55, has reportedly been branded the “worst loser ever” after he is rumoured to have had a huge tantrum backstage after he was eliminated from the ITV skating show on Sunday 31 January.
Former Olympic skier Graham was originally paired with professional skater Yebin Mok, but she was later replaced by Karina after Yebin suffered an injury to her leg.
On Sunday, Graham and Karina were forced to skate for their place in competition against Rebekah Vardy and Andy Buchanan.
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The judging panel, consisting of John Barrowman, Jayne Torvill, Christopher Dean and Ashley Banjo, unanimously voted to save Rebekah, 38, and Andy.
Upon his exit, former Olympian 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.”
Backstage, it’s been rumoured that Graham was furious with 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.
“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.”
OK! online has contacted Graham’s representatives for comment.
Graham is the second celebrity to be voted off the show, after Myleene Klass was sent home the week before.
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Myleene’s exit would have come as a shock to DOI host Holly Willoughby, who previously backed her to win.
Speaking of Myleene before the launch of the show, Holly asked Christopher Dean and Jayne Torvill who they were backing to win and added: “I think I’m going to go for Myleene!”
Holly added: “I think she’s got musicality because she’s a musician. She’s a performer anyway and I just think she’s going to fall in love with it.”
Phillip Schofield then added: “I’m liking the sound of that,” before Holly clarified: “That’s based on nothing!”
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