Megan Barton Hanson has admitted she regrets her feud with Dancing On Ice pro Vanessa Bauer two years after slamming the skater in a scathing rant.
The Love Island star, 26, confessed she ‘cringed’ at some of her past decisions including launching an online tirade against Vanessa after growing concerned about her close relationship with her then-boyfriend Wes Nelson.
Megan famously accused Vanessa, 24, of ‘tactically splitting from her boyfriend to gain headlines,’ while she was performing with Wes on Dancing On Ice in 2019.
Reflecting: Megan Barton Hanson has admitted she regrets her feud with Dancing On Ice pro Vanessa Bauer two years after slamming the skater in a scathing rant
Megan made the admission during a candid Instagram Q and A, after being asked whether she had any regrets.
She replied: ‘Sometimes I react instantly and don’t think about the consequences so there’s a few things that make my cringe.
‘BUT everything I’ve done I’ve learnt from so whateverrrrr.’
Megan then listed several things she most regretted in her life, with one being: ‘That DOI Insta story.’
Tricky: The star said she ‘cringed’ at past decisions including launching an online tirade against the skater in 2019 (Vanessa pictured performing with Megan’s then-boyfriend Wes Nelson)
Open: Megan made the admission during a candid Instagram Q and A, after being asked whether she had any regrets
The former stripper hit out at skating pro Vanessa in a shocking Instagram Stories, rant claiming the skater orchestrated her own break-up with ex Louis Nathaniel in a bid to generate headlines ahead of their skating debut.
Megan also accused Vanessa of never reaching out to her or inviting her down to watch rehearsals, claiming she didn’t even ‘look her in the eye’ when they were finally introduced for the first time.
She wrote in the post, which she later deleted: ‘Love that you decide to announce your break-up with your boyfriend on the night of your first performance with my boyfriend.
Explosive: She famously accused Vanessa of ‘tactically splitting from her boyfriend to gain headlines’ in a shocking online tirade which she quickly deleted
‘You’ve never reached out to me once or invited me to watch you train, it pained you to introduce yourself to me last night, you didn’t even look me in the eye, LOL.
‘Hope the tactical break-up got you the headlines you wanted babe @wesnelson.’
It had been reported by The Sun that Vanessa split with her boyfriend Louis Nathaniel after he became concerned about her ‘growing closeness’ to Wes.
Days before her rant, Megan caught the attention of fans while supporting Wes in the Dancing On Ice, with many noting her stony-faced expression while the judges praised his partnership with Vanessa.
While Megan and Vanessa eventually exchanged words in person, Wes revealed the star refused to apologise for her scathing note, and she was noticeably absent from the Dancing On Ice audience the following week.
Over: Just days later she and boyfriend Wes, who had been training and performing with Vanessa, announced they’d split
Just days later Wes and Megan announced their split after just six months of dating, having met and formed a romance in the Love Island villa.
In March of that year it was reported by The Sun that Wes and Vanessa did have a brief fling at the beginning of their Dancing On Ice journey.
A source close to Megan told MailOnline the reality star ‘wasn’t surprised’ to hear the reports, after growing concerned over their closeness while she and Wes were still together.
The source said: ”Megan has always maintained her love for Wes but clearly there were suspicions from the very start about Wes and Vanessa’s relationship, ultimately leading to the breakdown in Megan and Wes’ relationship.
‘She’s gutted to hear these rumours but she’s not surprised, equally she’s getting on with her life, enjoying being single and focusing on her work.’
Something happened? In March of that year it was reported by The Sun that Wes and Vanessa did have a brief fling at the beginning of their Dancing On Ice journey, which she denied
A source told The Sun at the time: ‘They [Wes and Vanessa] had a thing at the start of the competition.
‘Wes and Vanessa were instantly attracted to each other, you only had to be in the same room as them for a minute to see sparks were flying.
‘But it wasn’t long before Wes decided he would rather stay single. He is the man of the moment and fast becoming a household name.’
They added that it has been ‘really awkward’ but the two stars are reportedly ‘being professional’ after the alleged fling.
Vanessa has hit back at the claims though, posting on Instagram that rumours of a fling with Wes are ‘lies’.
‘Gutted’: A source close to Megan told MailOnline the reality star ‘wasn’t surprised’ to hear the reports, after growing concerned over their closeness while she and Wes were still together