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Kym Marsh blasts Dancing On Ice star’s “stupid and ridiculous” remark

She's got her co-star's back!

Kym Marsh has jumped to Coronation Street co-star Brooke Vincent’s defence following criticism of her Dancing On Ice debut performance.

If you remember, poor Brooke got herself in a tangle with skate partner Matej Silecky when her nude fishnet tights became tangled in the buttons of Matej’s shirt while they were on the ice.

Viewers saw Brooke struggling to detach herself before they carried on with the performance.

When the judges delivered their remarks following the routine, Ashley Banjo said: “Once you got caught, I shouldn’t have known what happened.

“But it felt like forever. I think it’s your job to make us think that nothing has gone wrong.”

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Well, feisty Kym wasn’t impressed!

Firing back in her new OK! magazine column, the soap star said: “Ashley Banjo’s comments to Brooke Vincent on Dancing On Ice following her wardrobe malfunction while skating were a bit stupid.

“How could they not show what happened when they were stuck together while skating!”

Addressing Ashley’s belief that Brooke and Matej took too long to recover from the incident, Kym said: “I like Ashley and respect him as a dancer, but I thought that was a ridiculous thing to say.

“I think Brooke recovered really well from it and they managed to untangle themselves.”

Not all of the judges held the same view as Ashley, with head judge Chris Dean praising Brooke and Matej for carrying on regardless of the mishap.

Chris said: “There’s nothing you can do about it. I have to say, you kept your composure, ripped it off and carried on. And that’s great and well done for that.”

Brooke and Matej returned to the ice on Sunday night for their second performance of the series.

They scored 16.5 out of 40 points.

“That’s an improvement for you on last week – and no tangles,” joked Dancing On Ice co-host Holly Willoughby.

“No tangles!” agreed Brooke.

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Hollyoaks actress Stephanie Waring became the second celebrity to be voted off the show.

She landed in the skate-off against popstar Lemar, with the judges choosing to save Lemar and give him another chance in the competition.