CAPRICE Bourret has confirmed shes quit Dancing On Ice in an emotional statement.
The former model, 48, said shes quit for her mental health after a huge bust up with her original skating partner Hamish Gaman.
Caprice parted ways with Hamish in the second week of the ITV skating competition and was partnered with Swiss figure skater Oscar Peters.
However after struggling to cope with the fall-out, Caprice last night announced she had split.
In a statement, Caprice’s team said: Its true that Caprice is no longer participating in Dancing On Ice. Its been a hard few months and shes had to keep silent for contractual reasons.
Her mental wellbeing has been affected over the last two months and recent stories leaked to the press are not only salacious but extremely hurtful.
Now shes taking some time to recover and look after herself and her family.
The model didn’t answer calls from bosses as she went missing a day after Hamish said he “wasn’t OK” in an emotional Instagram post.
Hamish and Capriceparted ways permanently two weeks ago after a row in training.
Show insiders branded her a “diva and lazy” and claimed she and Hamish “grew to hate each other” after clashes backstage.
Despite almost crying with happiness when she was matched with him, their relationship spectacularly crumbled and Caprice became the first celebrity in the show’s history to dump her professional skating partner.
Caprice and Hamish made their debut on the second episode of the series, landing second place on the leader-board with 25.5 points out of 40 after dancing a routine to Lewis Capaldi’s Some You Loved.
But just seven days later they pulled out of the live show after “parting ways”.
The real reason behind the shock split has never been revealed.
Caprice was later paired up with Oscar Peter and returned to perform just days later, while Hamish remained on the show to perform in group routines.
Last week Hamish spoke out for the first time about the ordeal, but refused to mention Caprice’s name.
The36-year-old skater said he was “overwhelmed” by support from viewers, but added: “Honestly, I’m not okay, but I’d like to thank [girlfriend] Amelia, my pro family and ITV for doing all they can to support me.”
Hamish added: “I’m comforted knowing the truth always comes out in the end, and I hope we can focus on the skating now.”
Caprice revealed a series of nasty looking bruises on her body yesterday, telling fans they were “war wounds”.
She added: “Oscar and I have been working hard. Hope to impress the judges this week.”
Last week the model was spotted with a mystery black eye, which insiders claimed were not caused during rehearsals for the show.