Dancing on Ice’s Graham Bell ‘threw tantrum backstage’ after show axe
Dancing on Ice star Graham Bell reportedly threw a massive strop backstage on Sunday after crashing out of the competition in week three.
The 55-year-old Olympic skier and professional skater Karina Manta were the second couple to be sent packing from the ITV ice-skating competition after ending up in the bottom two alongside Rebekah Vardy and her partner Andy Buchanan.
All four judges opted to save Jamie Vardy's wife Rebekah and Andy after both couples danced a new routine in the dreaded skate-off.
Speaking about his elimination to hosts Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby, Graham said: "I think I gave it everything. I felt that we had a lot more (to give)."
It has since been reported that Graham didn't take the news of his departure very well, allegedly throwing a strop backstage after he left the ice.
Describing the alleged tantrum, a source told The Sun: "It’s the worst sportsmanship in the history of the show. Everyone was stunned."
The accusation comes just hours after Graham accidentally swore live on Lorraine on during Monday's episode.
The Ski Sunday presenter admitted that he was hungover after downing bottles of wine and binge-watching A Discovery of Witches when he got home from the ITV studios after being booted from the show.
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His swearword happened when he told Lorraine about his past behaviour at the Olympics and spoke about how he once scaled a flag pole.
He said: "I climbed up the pole to untie the flag and as I looked down my friends had been replaced by armed police and I just thought "s***"."
Lorraine, 61, covered her mouth in shock and later apologised to viewers.
She said: "Sorry for that wee naughty word that slipped out from Graham there."
Graham's Dancing on Ice journey got off to a tricky start when he accidentally took a chuck out of his original partner Yebin Mok's leg in a freak accident.
The 36-year-old American skater was forced to miss the show due to her injury.
Speaking about the incident, Graham told Lorraine: "That was my worst fear, that I’d injure my pro.
"We had a really close working relationship and I was on the phone to her all the time.
"Karina [Manta], 24, came in and did a fantastic job but the fact I didn’t get to skate with Yebin was heartbreaking."
Daily Star has approached representatives for both ITV and Graham for comment.
Dancing on Ice continues Sunday on ITV at 6pm
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