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Dancing On Ice: ITV clarifies Hamish Gaman exit after claims of ‘tense meeting with bosses’

ITV insists Hamish's departure is due to a finger injury

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Dancing On Ice pro Hamish Gaman had to leave the show this week and ITV has clarified the reason, following reports he quit the skating show following a “tense meeting with bosses”.

The 37-year-old skater, who was partnered with Faye Brookes, was forced to withdraw from this year’s DOI after sustaining a finger injury.

However, according to a tabloid report, the star left the series soon after a talk with producers over the couple’s next performance.

Hamish Gaman reportedly quit Dancing On Ice following a meeting with producers and Faye Brookes (Credit: ITV)

Dancing On Ice: Why did Hamish Gaman quit?

Faye, 33, apparently thought their upcoming Pretty Woman routine – taken from the iconic 1990 film – was too basic for her.

In addition, the former Corrie star believed the performance would land her in the bottom two.

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A source told The Sun: “At the start of the week, as rehearsals for what would have been this Sunday’s show began, they both went in to see show bosses to express their concern over the routine.”

Furthermore, they added: “It can’t have helped that the routine was taking into account Hamish’s injury.

“But, after the meeting, the cogs clearly whirred into action because less than a day later Hamish was gone.”

Hamish sustained a finger injury and ITV said this is why he has left the show (Credit: SplashNews.com)

Ahead of quitting, Hamish told fans medics had cleared him to skate.

After the meeting, the cogs clearly whirred into action because less than a day later Hamish was gone.

The pro also confirmed the news on his Instagram profile at the time.

Faye apparently believes the judges are too harsh (Credit: ITV)

What has ITV said about his departure?

However, ITV insisted Hamish’s departure is due to a finger injury.

An ITV spokesperson told ED!: “Sadly we can confirm that Hamish Gaman has had to withdraw from the competition.

“We thank him for all his hard work and wish him the very best as he takes some time out to allow his injury to fully heal.”

In addition, ITV confirmed Faye will skate with Matt Evers – he was previously paired with Denise Van Outen.

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What has Faye Brooks said?

Meanwhile, the actress broke her silence over the news on Instagram, insisting she was “starting again”.

She wrote: “Round Two. No matter what… Pick yourself up, dust yourself off and start again.”

In a separate post, Faye added: “It’s not the end of my journey it’s just a change of direction… I had the honour of being taught how to skate by the one and only @hamishgaman and with all the skills & knowledge that he so kindly gave to me.”

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She added: “I now get to begin a whole new chapter with @themattevers.”

Meanwhile, it was also announced that the ITV skating series will no longer air this weekend.

ED! has contacted reps for Hamish about this story.

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