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Dancing On Ice’s Amy Tinkler reveals she has bonded with Rebekah Vardy

Dancing On Ice‘s Amy Tinkler has revealed fellow contestant Rebekah Vardy has ‘looked after’ her since she joined the show.

The Olympic bronze medallist, 21, has stepped in as an 11th hour replacement for Denise Van Outen, who was forced to quit the show after dislocating her shoulder. 

Speaking to the Sunday People, Amy said: ‘Becky Vardy has really looked after me this whole time. She was actually the first person who reached out to me when she found out I was a reserve and she’s kept in touch the whole time.’

Pals: Dancing On Ice’s Amy Tinkler has revealed fellow contestant Rebekah Vardy has ‘looked after’ her since she joined the show

The gymnast admitted she has been advised by many people on the show not to look at social media while she’s taking part.  

She said: ‘I think the best advice I’ve got – not just from her but from all of the cast and the production team – is just to keep off social media. 

‘I feel like Becky is definitely the ­person I can go to for any sort of advice. It’s really sweet that within the cast I feel like I have a family here and people who I can turn to and talk to.’

Rebekah knows all too well about avoiding social media as the star has been embroiled in a ‘WAG war’ with Coleen Rooney.

Amy said: 'She [Rebekah] was actually the first person who reached out to me when she found out I was a reserve and she’s kept in touch the whole time'

Amy said: ‘She [Rebekah] was actually the first person who reached out to me when she found out I was a reserve and she’s kept in touch the whole time’

Coleen, who is the wife of Wayne Rooney, previously accused Rebekah, who is married to Jamie Vardy of selling stories about her private life, which Becky has denied.

Coleen was recently reported to have offered Rebekah a make or break offer to ‘agree to disagree’ over the pair’s row to avoid a High Court showdown.

If accepted, the last-minute peace deal would see both parties make a substantial donation to charity and avoid impending mediation that is set to run for the next fortnight in a bid to avoid a further five-day libel fight in the summer.

Amy joins Dancing On Ice at a time when the show has been thrown into chaos, with three celebrities dropping out of Sunday’s show.

Replacement: Amy has stepped in as an 11th hour replacement for Denise Van Outen, who was forced to quit the show after dislocating her shoulder

Replacement: Amy has stepped in as an 11th hour replacement for Denise Van Outen, who was forced to quit the show after dislocating her shoulder

Rufus Hound, 41, Denise Van Outen, 46, Billie Faiers, 31, will all be absent during the instalment, but producers have reportedly insisted that ‘another elimination will take place this weekend’.

It’s thought that two of the three absentee stars will return: Rufus Hound, 41, is self-isolating after coming into contact with coronavirus, while Billie Faiers, 31, is taking the week off to grieve the loss of her grandmother Wendy.

Denise, however, who was skating with pro Matt Evers, 44, has permanently pulled out of the show after dislocating her shoulder.

As such, gymnast Amy will skate with pro Joe Johnson on Sunday.

Amy added: 'I feel like Becky is definitely the ­person I can go to for advice. It’s really sweet that within the cast I feel like I have a family here and people who I can turn to and talk to'

Amy added: ‘I feel like Becky is definitely the ­person I can go to for advice. It’s really sweet that within the cast I feel like I have a family here and people who I can turn to and talk to’

It’s also been claimed that producers are ready to call on stand-in Matt Richardson, 29, if anyone else should permanently drop out.

A source told The Sun: ‘The trio of absences have caused major headaches. Bosses have to fill two hours in prime time.

‘They thought the biggest hurdle would be getting the programme on air, but they couldn’t have foreseen coronavirus causing a contestant to drop out at the same time that two other stars left due to an injury and a bereavement.

‘With such a run of bad luck, they’re preparing for every possible outcome. They’re taking nothing for granted.’

MailOnline has contacted Dancing On Ice for comment. 

Out: Amy joins Dancing On Ice at a time when the show has been thrown into chaos, with three celebrities dropping out of Sunday's show (Denise Van Outen pictured with Matt Evers)

Out: Amy joins Dancing On Ice at a time when the show has been thrown into chaos, with three celebrities dropping out of Sunday’s show (Denise Van Outen pictured with Matt Evers)


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