‘We’re having a number of fun’: Vanessa Bauer reveals she and Dancing On Ice partner Joey Essex have bonded during training… but shuts down any romance rumours
Vanessa Bauer has revealed that she and her Dancing On Ice partner Joey Essex have struck up a robust bond during rehearsals.
The skilled skater admitted that the brand new duo are ‘having a number of fun’ but shut down any rumours of a romance between herself and the TOWIE star.
Despite putting on a detailed display on social media and being subject to a wave of romance rumours over the previous couple of months, she confirmed that they’re simply ‘just skating partners’.
Havign fun: Vanessa Bauer has revealed that she and Dancing On Ice partner Joey Essex are ‘having a number of fun’ during training… but shuts down any romance rumours
Chatting with The Sun on Thursday evening at Elf The Musical’s press night in London, Vanessa was asked whether there was any truth to rumours of a blossoming relationship between her and Joey.
‘We are only skating partners,’ she firmly said, while responding the identical to any probability of romance in the longer term.
And turning the conversation to the upcoming series of the skating competition, the brunette continued: ‘Dancing on Ice couldn’t go any higher right away, Joey is progressing really fast and he’s working hard.
‘He takes Dancing on Ice extremely seriously; I used to be a bit nervous firstly that he was going to joke around an excessive amount of. But we’re having a number of fun and at the identical time we’re training so hard.’
Let’s skate: ‘We are only skating partners,’ she firmly said, while responding the identical to any probability of romance in the longer term
Vanessa’s comments come following reports that she and Joey have been growing close and are reportedly ‘super flirty’.
Despite Joey being spotted sharing a kiss with Love Island’s Maura Higgins during this yr’s National Television Awards, rumours that he’s planning on inviting Vanessa to his £3M Essex home began circulating just days later.
A source told The Sun: ‘Joey and Vanessa have grown close incredibly quickly.
Competition: ‘He takes Dancing on Ice extremely seriously; I used to be a bit nervous firstly that he was going to joke around an excessive amount of,’ she said
Just friends?| Vanessa shut down the romance talk despite talk of her and Joey being ‘super flirty’ with each other, alongside a slew of public appearances and social media posts together
‘Immediately they’ve managed to maintain every thing skilled but it surely’s secure to say they’re each super flirty.
‘They’re going to spend a number of time together over the subsequent few months as a result of rehearsals so it’s easy to see how romance could blossom.
Joey is about to star within the skating competition against stars reminiscent of Patsy Palmer and Love Island’s Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu, with the show kicking off in early 2023.
DANCING ON ICE 2023: MEET THE CONTESTANTS
PROFESSION: Actress and DJ
WHAT DID THEY SAY?: ‘I’ve turned it down before because I used to be terrified, but after I turned 50 I made a pact to get out of my confront zone. ‘
PROFESSION: Love Island star
WHAT DID THEY SAY?: ‘I’ve got some amazing news to inform you. I’m so excited, I can’t wait to get myself on the ice and skate. Stay tuned and see you on the ice.’
WHAT DID THEY SAY?: ‘I’ve not got the perfect coordination so when people discover they’ll laugh, but I don’t desire to spend my life saying “I am unable to do that, I am unable to do this.”
PROFESSION: Ex TOWIE star
WHAT DID THEY SAY?: ‘I’m so excited. I wanted something in my life with structure and it’s more serious than what I often do.’
PROFESSION: Actress and West End star
WHAT DID THEY SAY?: ‘I’m so excited that I get to learn how one can dance…on ice! I’m terrified but can’t wait – I just need to make essentially the most of this whole experience.’
WHAT DID THEY SAY?: ‘I need to learn how one can skate and make my family pleased with me and placed on a show for everybody to see.’
PROFESSION: Former footballer and pundit
WHAT DID THEY SAY?: ‘I’m definitely in it to win it.And this may occasionally be one among the scariest things I’ve ever signed up for but I could not be more ready for the challenge!’
PROFESSION: Olympic gymnast
WHAT DID THEY SAY?: ‘I’ve not done much ice-skating but I’m so excited for the chance. I’m so excited to get into that routine and to feel like an athlete again.’
JAMES LEE WILLIAM AKA THE VIVIENNE
PROFESSION: Drag queen
WHAT DID THEY SAY?: ‘To be the primary drag artist to participate in one among the massive UK reality competition shows is an honour and an enormous step forward for queer representation on TV.’
WHAT DID THEY SAY?: ‘I’ve got giant feet, I do not skate and I am unable to dance. My family has already made bets – they’re making bets that I’ll fall on the primary episode!’
WHAT DID THEY SAY?: ‘I’ve at all times desired to do it but I do know I might never have been capable of complete anything due to the way in which I used to be 18 months ago, so I’m really truly grateful that I’ve got it this yr after I’m so much stronger.’