DANCING On Ice’s Faye Brookes has revealed she’s getting help from show judges Torvill and Dean on her final routine amid a favouritism row.
The 33-year-old star told her fans that she was working with the legendary skating duo ahead of the final.
The actress, who is favourite to win, previously sparked a favouritism row after an insider revealed that ITV bosses had called in their Creative Director Dan Whiston to work with her.
The star took to social media today to share a smiling snap of her alongside pro skating partner Matt Evers.
She told her fans that she was rehearsing with Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean – the world’s most famous ice skating pair who took home an Olympic gold in 1984 when they performed Ravel’s Bolero.
The TV star wrote: “We’re that little bit closer to the final of Dancing on Ice and today I get to say that I’m working with the legendary Torvill and Dean.
“Still feels like a dream Can’t wait till the live show .
“Don’t forget to tune in to watch all of these talented souls absolutely smash it this Sunday at 6pm.”
It was recently reported that the other competitors moaned that Faye had a huge advantage.
An insider said: “After Hamish Gaman pulled out and Faye was paired with Matt, bosses brought in Dan to help them.
“He trained with them at a rink in Manchester the week before last and has been helping them perfect their routines.
“Faye and Matt had never worked together before so they needed extra time on the ice but others in the competition think she’s been given an unfair advantage.
“Working with Dan has allowed Faye and Matt to choreograph even more adventurous and daring routines.
“It feels to some she’s getting special treatment from the bosses because she is the favourite to win.”
Faye was partnered with Matt after pro Hamish Gaman, 37, walked out following a row with Dancing On Ice bosses over an injury.
HOAR revealed at the time how Faye feared Hamish would no longer be able to compete to the level she had hoped for – so bosses paired her with Matt.
Meanwhile, Matt has advised his new skating partner that she needs to turn on the charm offensive if she’s to have any hope of winning the ITV show.
A source said: “The competition is still wide open but Matt said to Faye she needed to drop the Ice Queen act a bit if she wants to win.
“He let her know that her frostiness towards other contestants in the show and her obvious desire to win is putting the public off of her and ruining their chances of winning.
“Once Matt knew Vanessa and Joe were not coming back he knew they had a real chance of winning but as a long standing pro he knows the most outwardly competitive partnerships never win as the public don’t like it.
“Clearly she’s heeded his advice quickly, as she’s had a sudden change in behaviour and is trying to be super sweet to everyone.
“Whereas before she kept herself to herself she is suddenly being super-friendly.”