Dancing On Ice: Caprice Bourret and new coach go to rink5 min read

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Dancing On Ice star Caprice Bourret was spotted with a new skating professional on Monday afternoon, as she headed to the rink to continue her training for the ITV show.

Caprice, 48, was joined by Swiss skater Oscar Peter as they wrapped up against the January chill, cutting a much cheerier figure than earlier in the day, when she was seen looking sombre.

The three times Swiss national champion and former European and world figure skating competitor now works as a coach and choreographer to aspiring skaters – and is rumoured to be Caprice’s new partner following the abrupt departure of Hamish Gaman.  

Dancing on Capr-ice! DOI star Caprice Bourret was spotted with Swiss skater Oscar James on Monday afternoon, as she headed to the rink to continue her training for the ITV show

Dancing on Capr-ice! DOI star Caprice Bourret was spotted with Swiss skater Oscar James on Monday afternoon, as she headed to the rink to continue her training for the ITV show

Their appearance comes a day after it was revealed she had ‘parted ways’ with Hamish – and consequently sat out Sunday night’s live broadcast. 

She wore a black tracksuit top layered over a white polo neck, and completed her look with a pair of black leggings and a pair of matching trainers.

She showcased a typically-flawless porcelain complexion with a hint of blusher at her cheeks. 

Meanwhile Oscar wore a grey tracksuit with a black bomber jacket over the top as they chatted while making their way towards their car. 

The pair chatted jovially as they crossed the car park, en route to training.

Out with the old...: This comes a day after it was revealed she had 'parted ways' with her professional skating partner Hamish Gaman

Out with the old…: This comes a day after it was revealed she had ‘parted ways’ with her professional skating partner Hamish Gaman

No show: Caprice sat out Sunday night's live broadcast

No show: Caprice sat out Sunday night’s live broadcast

Hitting the ice: She was cutting a much cheerier figure than earlier in the day

Hitting the ice: She was cutting a much cheerier figure than earlier in the day

Happier: Earlier in the day she was seen looking sombre, but seemed more cheerful when snapped en route to training

Happier: Earlier in the day she was seen looking sombre, but seemed more cheerful when snapped en route to training

Happier: Earlier in the day she was seen looking sombre, but seemed more cheerful when snapped en route to training

When spotted earlier in the day, Caprice was thought to be on her way to meet with ITV bosses to discuss her future in the competition – with the news of her return confirmed a few hours later. 

Viewers were left baffled when it was revealed she would no longer be skating with Hamish during Sunday’s show – an unexpected announcement for fans.

An ITV spokesperson told MailOnline: ‘We’re pleased to say that Caprice is back on the ice today in training and very much working towards returning to the show on Sunday night.’ 

Stylish: She wore a black tracksuit top layered over a white polo neck

Stylish: She wore a black tracksuit top layered over a white polo neck

Caprice on ice: She completed her look with a pair of black leggings and a pair of matching trainers

Caprice on ice: She completed her look with a pair of black leggings and a pair of matching trainers

An ITV spokesperson told MailOnline: 'We're pleased to say that Caprice is back on the ice today in training and very much working towards returning to the show on Sunday night'

An ITV spokesperson told MailOnline: ‘We’re pleased to say that Caprice is back on the ice today in training and very much working towards returning to the show on Sunday night’

Back at it: She showcased a typically-flawless porcelain complexion with a hint of blusher at her cheeks

Back at it: She showcased a typically-flawless porcelain complexion with a hint of blusher at her cheeks

Back at it: She showcased a typically-flawless porcelain complexion with a hint of blusher at her cheeks

New pro? Oscar wore a grey tracksuit as the pair made their way towards their car

New pro? Oscar wore a grey tracksuit as the pair made their way towards their car 

When spotted on Monday morning, Caprice was accompanied by her devoted husband Ty Comfort, whom she admitted was ‘a little bit dubious’ about her skating with a male partner. 

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She told OK! magazine ahead of the competition: ‘When I first told him that I wanted to do this show, he was a little bit dubious about it, I’m not going to lie.

‘I mean, there are these hot professional skaters who you are literally spending more time with you than your own spouse, so that was a conversation we had to have. And I understand the worry on Ty’s part because this experience is unbelievably intimate.’

The announcement that Caprice and Hamish had parted ways sparked a hysterical reaction from viewers who demanded to know the truth behind Caprice’s absence, kicking off the show in dramatic fashion as the other ten couples took to the ice to perform to some of the world’s most iconic musical hits.

In training: He also kept warm in a black bomber jacket

In training: He also kept warm in a black bomber jacket

Business as usual: The pair chatted jovially as they crossed the car park, en route to training

Business as usual: The pair chatted jovially as they crossed the car park, en route to training

Business as usual: The pair chatted jovially as they crossed the car park, en route to training

Chit chat: They already seem to have struck up a friendship

Chit chat: They already seem to have struck up a friendship

New man in her life: Oscar is rumoured to be taking the reins from Hamish

New man in her life: Oscar is rumoured to be taking the reins from Hamish

Helping out: They unloaded their things from the boot of the car

Helping out: They unloaded their things from the boot of the car

Unexpected announcement: Viewers were left baffled when it was revealed she would no longer be skating with Hamish during Sunday's show

Unexpected announcement: Viewers were left baffled when it was revealed she would no longer be skating with Hamish during Sunday’s show

Flocking to Twitter, one fan posted: ‘Caprice and Hamish have ”parted ways”. What does that mean?’ while another added: ‘Guys did I miss something? What’s happened between Caprice and Hamish? Live for a bit of #DancingOnIce dramz.’

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A third also tweeted: ‘Everybody on Dancing On Ice trying to find out what happened with Hamish and Caprice,’ while one also wrote: ‘Does anyone know what happened with Caprice and Hamish? That was the oddest announcement ever.’

A fan also asked: ‘What the HELL happened between Caprice and Hamish? They’ve parted ways! I need the tea.’

Dancing On Ice continues on Sunday at 6pm on ITV. 

Dancing On Ice Musicals Week: The Leaderboard 

Perri Kiely and Vanessa Bauer – I Just Can’t Wait To Be King from The Lion King – 32 points out of 40

Libby Clegg MBE and Mark Hanretty – Memory from Cats – 28 points out of 40

Lisa George and Tom Naylor – The Deadwood Stage from Calamity Jane – 28 points out of 40

Ian ‘H’ Watkins and Matt Evers – The Other Side from The Greatest Showman – 26.5 points out of 40

Maura Higgins and Alexander Demetriou – One Night Only from Dreamgirls – 25 points out of 40

Radzi Chinyanganya and Jessica Hatfield – I’m A Believer from Shrek – 24.5 points out of 40

Ben Hanlin and Carlotta Edwards – Sandy from Grease – 24 points out of 40

Kevin Kilbane and Brianne Delcourt – Cheek to Cheek from Top Hat – 22 points out of 40

Lucrezia Millarini and Brendyn Hatfield – Mamma Mia from Mamma Mia! The Musical – 21 points out of 40

Joe Swash and Alexandra Schauman – If I Only Had A Brain / We’re Off To See The Wizard from The Wizard Of Oz – 20.5 points out of 40