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Dancing On Ice’s cursed series as Caprice quits, injuries and judge admits chaos

Dancing On Ice has descended into chaos, sparking rumours that it is the most cursed series yet.

Caprice Bourret has shockingly quit, Joe Swash's partner Alex Schauman suffered a freak fall and fights have reportedly erupted backstage between co-stars.

This isn't the first time the 'greatest show on ice' has been slammed with rumours of a dreaded curse as last year's series wasn't smooth skating either.

Essex bombshell Gemma Collins famously accused former judge Jason Gardiner of bullying her, which led to their bitter feud and a new judging expert.

Now this year has been marred with unfortunate accidents, rumoured fall-outs between celebrities and their pro partners and even judge Ashley Banjo admitted the 2020 season has been hit with controversy.

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It all kicked off when American businesswoman Caprice allegedly had a furious fallout with her professional skating partner Hamish Gaman.

TV bosses split the couple up and allowed the model to continue on the show with new partner Oscar Peter.

However after a frosty response from the audience and just one day after her former pro partner Hamish broke his silence on Twitter, Caprice quit the competition.

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Caprice was said to have claimed Hamish was "bullying" her but ITV bosses have rubbished any speculation of bullying.

The pro skater, 36,  shockingly released a scathing social media message declaring the "truth always comes out" and admitted he's "not okay" but thanked his team and family for supporting him.

He also confessed he's been left in tears in the aftermath of the bust-up that cost him his place on the ice alongside his celebrity partner.

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In the midst of the chaos, Joe Swash's partner Alex Schauman suffered an injury after a freak fall on the ice.

The skating professional, 38, was no longer able to partner up with Joe Swash for last weekend's show because she was too badly hurt.

In an  Instagram post, Alex revealed her devastation at not being able to skate.

She wrote: "I'm absolutely heartbroken to have to announce that I'm not able to perform with  @realjoeswashy this Sunday due to a injury that I endured after a freak fall.

"I have missed skating with him terribly this week, he always puts such a big smile on my face. I wish him and  @almurph18 who is stepping in all the best this upcoming Sunday, I will be there rooting for you and cheering you and everyone else on."

Elsewhere, Maura Higgins and her partner Alexander Demetriou stirred up trouble when they trashed Joe's dressing room.

The grid girl, 28, boasted she was up to "no good" before the pair turned all his furniture upside down.

She said: "We're up to no good! It's pretty dangerous to leave your key lying around with me…Look at his stinky socks lying around, it's gonna be a disgrace when I'm done with it."

She added: "Now we've decided to turn all of his furniture upside down, this is evil He is going to get a shock."

Joe confronted Maura and got revenge by tipping her bag out on the floor.

However Maura's cheeky fun and games are no longer as the star has been hit with a viral bug which appears to be taking over the show.

The highly contagious bug, gastroenteritis, has already forced Paralympic runner Libby Clegg to pull out of the show as doctors advised her to rest all week.

And Love Island star Maura has said it would take a miracle to get her on the rink.

Maura said she was feeling “absolutely dreadful” and revealed she was unable to get back on the rink because her temperature was too high.

If Maura is forced to sit out tonight's episode, it will come as a further blow to the ITV show.

Popular Dancing On Ice judge Ashley Banjo, 31, also hinted this year was the most cursed series yet as he revealed what it's really like behind the scenes of the show.

The Diversity legend admitted this series is 'very controversial', when speaking to Mirror TV on the National Television Awards red carpet earlier this week.

He said: "Yes, a lot of controversy! We love a bit of controversy, don't we?! This year it feels like everyone's being controversial."

Questioned about what the vibe was like backstage as celebs prepare to take to the ice, Ashley said: "To be honest, backstage has always been gossipy, there's a lot of people, a lot of controversy, a lot of stories.

"So I would be lying if I said that you didn't turn up and people are like, 'Have you heard, have you heard?'

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