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'Dancing on Ice' host Phillip Schofield: 'Show is a hotbed of romance'

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Dancing on Ice host Phillip Schofield has tipped Samia Ghadie for success on this year's series.

The presenter stated that Ghadie's rumoured romance with dance partner Sylvain Longchambon could help her chances to win the show.

British Soap Awards 2012: Phillip Schofield presents the show.

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Dancing on Ice: Samia Ghadie and Sylvain Longchambon

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Ghadie has denied that she is dating her on-screen partner, after Longchambon's ex-girlfriend Jennifer Metcalfe recently claimed that the professional skater had developed feelings for the Coronation Street actress.

"If they are close, or very close, or extremely close, then it won't do them any harm at all," Schofield told The Sun.

"If she and her partner are getting on, then it does tend to help. Samia could win. If you think about it, it's such a contact sport. Week after week they are incredibly close together.

Samia Ghadie and Sylvain Longchambon on Dancing On Ice 2013

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"It is a bit like Strictly as well. There are romances within their crowd, too, as you rely utterly on your pro."

Schofield continued: "It is something new for the star, but pros know what they are doing. Of course you are going to throw yourself into it and your pro teachers are going to save you and pick you up when you are down.

"It is a hotbed of romance. There is a possibility of a romance between all of them. I don't know what it is with ice, sequins and fake tan but they are rampant."

Schofield added that he wasn't surprised to see Pamela Anderson leave the competition early, because she also suffered a wardrobe malfunction in rehearsals.

Dancing on Ice: Pamela Anderson and Matt Evers

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"She stumbled and fell and her t*ts fell out... but they also fell out in rehearsal," he said. "When they fell out in rehearsal it was much, much worse. They were totally out.

"It did not happen on purpose, because it was a rehearsal. I saw it and it was spectacular."

Ghadie has said that she finds performing on Dancing on Ice more difficult than acting in a live episode of Coronation Street.

Dancing on Ice continues this Sunday (January 13) at 6.15pm on ITV1.

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