Inside Dancing on Ice’s Sylvain and Samia Longchambon’s controversial love story

Sylvain and Samia Longchambon were one of the key romances to take place in Dancing on Ice , as the "curse" of reality TV struck again.

They have been together for quite a while now, and even got married after performing together in a gorgeous eighth series of the show, which was won by Beth Tweddle.

The pair also have a child together, but what were the controversies which brought them together in the first place, and who is Sylvain skating with in the current series of the show?

Samia, then known by her maiden name, Samia Ghadie, was dating actor Will Thorp, who appeared in Coronation Street for a short while in the early 2010s.

Inside Dancing on Ice's Sylvain and Samia Longchambon's controversial love story

Samia Ghadie and Sylvain Longchambon found love on Dancing On Ice back in 2013
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Inside Dancing on Ice's Sylvain and Samia Longchambon's controversial love story

The pair danced gracefully together
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And Sylvain was dating his former skating partner, Hollyoaks’ star Jennifer Metcalfe, after they met during the sixth series of the show.

It was a shocking romance which saw both Samia and Sylvain dump their partners to try out a relationship together, thought Jennifer was reportedly livid to be dumped by Sylvain on Christmas Day, according to The Sun .

Samia already had a child from her first marriage, young Freya, who was born in 2009, but she and Sylvain had a young child, Yves Josphe Longchambon, in September 2015.

The pair then got married in a gorgeous ceremony, where Corrie star Jane Danson was a bridesmaid, in August 2016.

Inside Dancing on Ice's Sylvain and Samia Longchambon's controversial love story

Sylvain was with Jennifer for about two years after DOI
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Inside Dancing on Ice's Sylvain and Samia Longchambon's controversial love story

The pair had a cheeky snog in their dance
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Samia has spoken out about why she chose to abandon her partner and go out with Sylvain, saying she believes their relationship came about after her father Josphe, who died in 2009, sent Sylvain to her from beyond the grave.

She told Loose Women: "I believe in angels and I always think my dad sent Sylvain to me."

Of course, Samia has no reason to fear that Sylvain may fall for his current partner, as it is her close friend Jane Danson.

Jane has said she now knows Sylvain in a "new way" since training with her, telling OK! magazine : "It’s been really interesting, as we’re friends but Samia is my best friend who I’ve know longer, so I’ve got to know Sylvain in a different way.

Inside Dancing on Ice's Sylvain and Samia Longchambon's controversial love story

Jane performed with Sylvain in the DOI opener
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Inside Dancing on Ice's Sylvain and Samia Longchambon's controversial love story

Jane and Samia at Coronation Street star Ryan Thomas’ leaving party
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"He hasn’t gone easy on me because we’re friends. He’s a perfectionist and I love watching him dance; he’s really graceful. We’ve had a laugh along the way and it’s great for Samia too, as we’re so close so her vote won’t be split between Sylvain and me now!

“She’s actually come down to training a few times and has shown me how to do certain moves. It’s hard to visualise how a lift goes, so it’s been really helpful seeing her do it."

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