Dancing On Ice star Caprice Bourret is back in training and is hoping to return to the show next weekend, ITV has confirmed.
The American model cut a sombre figure as she headed out in London on Monday morning, pictured for the first time since it was revealed she had ‘parted ways’ with her professional skating partner Hamish Gaman.
The 48-year-old blonde was absent from Sunday night’s live show, leaving viewers baffled when it was revealed she would no longer be skating with Hamish.
Mystery: Caprice Bourret has been spotted for the first time following her mysterious absence from Sunday night’s Dancing On Ice show, looking sombre as she stepped out in London
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.’
Caprice appeared downcast while heading out, donning a black tracksuit top layered over a white polo neck.
She completed her look with a pair of black leggings and a pair of matching trainers, clutching a pair of sunglasses in one hand.
The star appeared 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.
Conflict? The star has been pictured for the first time since it was revealed she had ‘parted ways’ with her professional skating partner Hamish Gaman
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’
Missing out: The announcement sparked a hysterical reaction from viewers who demanded to know the truth
Caprice was accompanied by her devoted husband Ty as the couple headed out together.
After signing up for the competition, Caprice had admitted Ty was ‘a little bit dubious’ about her skating with a male partner.
She told OK! magazine: ‘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.
Supportive spouse: Caprice was accompanied by her devoted husband Ty Comfort
She’s back: The star is already back on the ice and has been training on Monday morning
Concerned: After signing up for the competition, Caprice had admitted Ty was ‘a little bit dubious’ about her skating with a male partner
Back in the fold: A Dancing On Ice spokesperson confirmed the news of her return to MailOnline
‘And I understand the worry on Ty’s part because this experience is unbelievably intimate.’
On Sunday night, a spokesperson for the ITV show revealed that Caprice would hopefully be ‘back next week’, reassuring viewers that Hamish is still ‘very much part of our professional team.’
The announcement 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.
What’s happened? Hosts Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby announced she has ‘parted ways’ with her pro partner
The statement read: ‘Unfortunately, Caprice and Hamish have parted ways.
‘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.’
At the start of the show, host Holly Willoughby made the same announcement to viewers, and so far there has been no further information around Caprice’s mysterious absence.
The revelation sparked a sea of speculation from viewers who rushed to Twitter to demand answers about Caprice’s absence.
Drama: The American star (pictured performing on the show last week) was noticeably absent from DOI on Sunday night
Where is she? Caprice failed to appear in the show’s opening number to the Funny Girl classic Don’t Rain On My Parade, while Hamish (centre dressed in grey) did appear
One 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.’
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.’
One viewer also asked: ‘I wanna know what’s the gossip on Caprice and Hamish, don’t leave us hanging,’ while another added: ‘In other news I haven’t watched anyone skating yet as I’ve been too busy looking at what’s happened to Caprice and Hamish.’
Another investigative fan wrote: ‘You can’t just say Caprice and Hamish have parted ways but you hope she’ll be back next week. What does that mean!! Has she had a diva strop and said she doesn’t want to dance with him or what? Clear up the confusion please.’
‘Lost interest in #DancingOnIce as I’m too busy trying to find out the goss on Caprice,’ one wrote while a fan tweeted: ‘Come on spill it I need to know what’s happening? What’s the gossip I’m nosey.’
What’s going on? The revelation sparked a sea of speculation from viewers who rushed to Twitter to demand answers about Caprice’s absence, with several sharing a theory that perhaps Caprice and Hamish have fallen out
Caprice and Hamish made their debut performance last week to Lewis Capaldi’s Someone You Loved, and ended up in second place on the leaderboard with a respectable 25.5 points out of 40.
The Celebrity Big Brother star also previously said she is ‘in it to win it,’ telling HELLO! last month: ‘I’m in it to win it. It’ll be tough but I have that go-for-it attitude.
‘Although I’ve pulled a tendon in my foot and my whole body is covered in hundreds of bruises, I have just accepted that I’m going to fall – and now I have the no-fear factor.
‘I love it so much that not only do I want to win but I also want to carry on skating. I’m highly competitive, a trait my two boys seem to have inherited from me. I want to win for them…’
They were doing so well! Caprice and Hamish made their debut performance last week to Lewis Capaldi’s Someone You Loved, and ended up in second place on the leaderboard with a respectable 25.5 points out of 40
But despite Caprice’s absence, the show had to go on, and the 10 remaining couples took to the rink to perform to some of the greatest hits from musicals of the stage and screen.
Diversity star Perri Kiely and his pro partner Vanessa Bauer t opped the leaderboard with 32 points out of 40 – a remarkable recovery following Vanessa concussing herself during training last week.
After landing in the bottom two, Lucrezia Millarini lost the judges vote meaning she and Brendyn became the second couple to be eliminated from Dancing On Ice.
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
Dancing On Ice continues on Sunday at 6pm on ITV.
Off she goes! Sadly Lucrezia lost the judges vote meaning she and Brendyn became the second couple to be eliminated from Dancing On Ice. The show continues on Sunday at 6pm on ITV