DOI's Sam and Brianne 'need to work on chemistry'

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 22 February 2011
Sam Attwater

Sam Attwater

'Dancing On Ice' judge Jason Gardiner believes former 'EastEnders' actor Sam Attwater and his skating partner Brianne Delcourt need to work on their chemistry if they want to be in with a chance of winning the ITV1 show

Jason Gardiner thinks 'Dancing On Ice' favourite Sam Attwater needs to work on his chemistry with Brianne Delcourt.

With the pair recently splitting just weeks after revealing their sizzling romance, the acid-tongued judge believes they need to put their emotional issues "to one side" if they want to regain their top spot and be in with a chance of winning the ITV1 show.

Jason said: "Sam and Brianne started off as pretty much the front-runners. But someone along the line there's been a real disconnection between them, that I've been seeing for the last few weeks, where they're out of sync. It should be irrelevant whether they're together or not.

"I don't know the ins and outs, but if what's been happening has affected them, they need to get over it. They need to put all of that to one side and come out and deliver a great partnership. That's going to push the mark up for me."

Jason also warned the duo should watch their backs, as children's TV presenter Laura Hamilton and her partner Colin Ratushniak - who topped the leaderboard for the first time on Sunday night's (20.02.11) show - could clinch the competition crown.

He added to The Sun newspaper: "It used to be their strong point - they had this amazing chemistry. We really felt it. It bounced off the ice, it was so strong. But they've steadily become disjointed from each other. There are timing issues, he races ahead and their arm lines aren't matching. Those are the kind of things we really hone in on now.

"It will really damage him if he can't repair it with his partner because we've got such a solid partnership with Laura and Colin - and she's also individually brilliant. Sam's not a soloist - I have to judge him in relation with his partner and that, for me, is what's letting him down right now."

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