Caprice Bourret has accused Dancing on Ice of having “no duty of care” when it comes to looking after its celebrity contestants behind the scenes.
The model – who’s said she’s sworn off starring in reality TV shows for good following her recent experiences – previously claimed that she was “being bullied” by professional Hamish Gaman during her stint on the 2020 series.
After skating with new partner Oscar Peter in the ITV show’s fourth week, she withdrew from the competition.
“There is no duty of care. In America, they have to have it or they get sued,” she recently told The Sun. “It’s just thinking about other people, it’s just common decency, I think, when it comes to these kind of destructive shows. We have to have a soul at some point, for God’s sakes.”
The 48-year-old went on to say that she’s glad people are talking about the impact such broadcasts can have on people’s mental health, but that “it’s sad what had to happen for people to do that”.
Caprice also stated that she had a more enjoyable time on Channel 5’s Celebs on the Farm, which saw her tend to animals, muck out manure-filled stables and carry out other ranch hand duties, last year.
“I had the best time. I made the finals of that one,” she recalled at Scott Harrison’s Eat Your Way To A Six Pack book launch in London. “It depends on the production and the team.”
Responding to Caprice’s criticism, an ITV spokesperson said: "We take our duty of care very seriously. We have always been fully committed to ensuring that everyone involved on Dancing On Ice is fully supported and keep a close eye on everyone's well being throughout the series.
“We are very proud of the brilliant team both on and off screen who deliver a fantastic show each week.”