Caprice Bourret was booed as she returned to Dancing on Ice tonight for the first time since ‘parting ways’ with Hamish Gaman.
The model, 48, was missing from last week’s show after reportedly refusing to skate with former professional partner Hamish Gaman.
ITV have stood firm against the allegations and deny that there was any ‘bullying’ amid rumours of a massive falling out.
Caprice returned to the ice with her brand new partner, Swiss skater Oscar Peter, but did not get a welcome reception.
Presenter Holly Willoughby introduced Caprice in her cheerleader outfit to the crowd, who made their feelings very clear.
Taking to Twitter , one viewer asked: “Am I hearing things orrr did people in the audience just boo Caprice when she came on”
“Did someone boo??! I think I heard booing when Caprice came out,” added another.
A third said: “Did I just hear booing when Caprice came on???”
“Quite a few boos there, no clapping for caprice at all,” agreed a fourth.
Other viewers have called for Caprice to leave after getting a ‘free pass’ for last week.
One angry viewer said: “So are they going to tell us why Caprice has got a new partner, think it needs to be a good reason or she doesn’t really deserve to come back”
“Caprice is back with a new partner but she got a free pass to not skate 1 week which isn’t fair, “added another.
A third said: “Sorry Oscar but caprice has got to go tonight, shes turnes the DOI to the Caprice show”
ITV have denied allegations of ‘bullying’ and insists Hamish is still a part of the Dancing on Ice family.
An ITV spokesperson said: “We take allegations of bullying very seriously but found no evidence on Dancing On Ice and we strongly refute any suggestion to the contrary.
“We’re very proud of the team, both on and off screen.
“They produce a fantastic show and we are committed to ensuring that everyone who works on the programme is fully supported.”
A crew member told The Sun : “His bullying wore Caprice down. She complained to execs, yet not much was done besides bringing in a supervisor.
“Instead she was portrayed as a diva, which couldn’t be further from the truth.
“Caprice won’t stand for bullying in the workplace, and has been advised she has grounds to go legal. For now, she wants to give her all to the show.”
However, ITV strongly refute the claims and say they have found no evidence of ‘bullying’.
The bombshell was dropped last week when Phillip Schofield announced that Caprice had “parted ways” from Hamish during the live show.
The presenter said: “Unfortunately Caprice and Hamish have parted ways and will not be skating this week.
“As you saw in our opening number, Hamish remains very much part of our professional team and we hope to have Caprice back on the ice next week.”
*Dancing on Ice airs Sundays on ITV at 6pm