Amy Tinkler has spoken about appearing on Dancing On Ice, saying that Rebekah Vardy reached out to her after she joined the competition.
The retired British artistic gymnast and Olympic medal winner has been training with the reserve team for the competition, and has been drafted in as a replacement for the injured Denise Van Outen.
Amy spoke ahead of her debut on Sunday’s show, saying that ‘everyone’s been so, so nice on the cast’.
The 21-year-old said: ‘Even though we haven’t been able to mix properly, everyone’s just been so kind to me and when they all found out that I was going in they all welcomed me in.
‘We’ve all become a group of friends even though we can’t spend much time together. I feel like we are all a big family.’
Amy went on to say that Rebekah reached out and made her feel welcome ahead of her first performance.
‘Becky [Vardy] was the first person that reached out to me when she heard the news and she’s been so kind. All the guys are really sweet really.’
It comes after actress Denise was forced to pull out from the 2021 series after sustaining an injury to her shoulder.
The actress was ‘gutted’ to announce her departure from the ITV competition show with her professional partner Matt Evers, but is having to recuperate after sustaining three bone fractures and a partial dislocation.
Amy is known for her athletics career, having won bronze at the Olympic floor exercise event during the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio.
Dancing On Ice continues on Sunday at 6pm on ITV.
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