Reality TV fans will be well aware of the famous Strictly Come Dancing Curse, which appears to have caused several stars’ romances to crumble over the years.
However, the lesser known Dancing On Ice Curse is equally dangerous, and it looks as if it is already rearing its ugly head this season.
As contestants get close to their professional skating partners on the ice, and spend long hours in rehearsals, it’s inevitable that some relationships will start to show cracks.
Most recently, Love Island’s Megan Barton-Hanson lashed out at Wes Nelson’s skating partner, Vanessa Bauer in a scathing rant on Instagram , accusing her of being "disrespectful" and making no effort to get to know her.
While Wes swiftly assured fans that he and Megan were fine, should she be worried?
Here are some of the couples from previous years that the Dancing On Ice curse has hit.
Megan Barton-Hanson and Wes Nelson
Megan Barton-Hansen and Wes Nelson split in January 2019 while Wes was on DOI
Megan was left gutted when Wes’ Dancing On Ice partner Vanessa Bauer announced she’d split from her boyfriend of two years on the day of her and Wes’ debut performance.
The Love Island star went on the attack , claiming Vanessa’s announcement was "tactical" to get headlines.
She also accused the pro of not introducing herself or inviting Megan to watch them train.
Meg slammed speculation her attack was fuelled by jealousy, before admitting she had a case of the green-eyed monster.
Megan admitted she was jealous of Vanessa’s bond with Wes
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And while Wes said his girlfriend had made up with Vanessa, it seems cracks had already started appearing.
Just two weeks after Megan’s outburst, she revealed that she and Wes were going their separate ways .
"It is with hearts full of sadness that we have decided to separate," she wrote in an Instagram statement.
"We have been working hard for well under a year, some of it together, some of it separated, to see what might have been possible, and we have come to the conclusion that while we love each other very much, we will remain separate."
Kem Cetinay and Amber Davies
Kem Cetinay and Amber Davies were fresh out of Love Island when Dancing On Ice appeared to get in the way of their romance.
The ITV dating show winners seemed like love’s young dream, with Amber telling OK! magazine that she had no concerns that Kem would be struck by the curse, because "he’s punching anyway!".
However, the West End star’s confidence backfired, as the pair ended up splitting before the first live show.
Despite the pair remaining silent on the break up- at the time, former Love Island star Alex Bowen shone some light on the reason they split, suggesting the skating show was to blame.
He told the Daily Star at the time: "The fact Kem got Dancing on Ice , that will be taking up a lot of his time.
" They get on but they don’t have time for each other."
Jake Quickenden and Danielle Fogarty
Jake Quickenden and Danielle Fogarty were engaged before he won Dancing On Ice
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Jake Quickenden started off his Dancing On Ice journey engaged to Carl Fogarty’s daughter Danielle, but just weeks after he was crowned winner of last year’s series they called time on their romance.
The pair originally seemed besotted with each-other, with Danielle proudly cheering the former X Factor star on from the sidelines.
While neither star has confirmed that Jake’s time on the rink was to blame for their break up, he did recently concede that show bosses deliberately pair celebrities with skating partners that could get in the way of their relationships.
Speaking to The Sun , he said: "They always put you with maybe who you can… maybe you’ll get on, but most people are coupled up and nobody wants to ruin a relationship.
“But you can see why it might happen, you spend a lot of time with people, dancing and stuff.”
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Donna Air and James Middleton
Donna Air and James Middleton had a five year relationship before the show
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TV presenter Donna Air had been dating Kate Middleton’s brother James for five years before she begun Dancing On Ice trianing.
Byker Grove star Donna started dating Ben Carrington shortly after the split, and never blamed Dancing On Ice.
However, the pair’s solid relationship came to an end after three months of time consuming rehearsals.
Despite the pair’s break-up in December, the curse didn’t stop the pair remaining friends, and James was even spotted supporting Donna in the Dancing On Ice audience one month later.
Matt Lapinskas and Shona McGarty
Brianne Delcourt claims Matt Lapinskas tried to woo her while still with Shone McGarty
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EastEnders legend Matt Lapinskas was dating his Walford co-star Shona McGarty when he started his Dancing On Ice journey.
Despite Shona being spotted in the audience as he first took to the ice, the pair split during the series and he started dating his dance parter Brianne Delcourt.
The pair strongly denied there was a cross-over at the time of the split, but when he moved on from Brianne with a theatre co-star the heartbroken figure skater came clean.
Matt Lapinskas and Brianne Delcourt started dating while on Dancing On Ice together
Speaking to The Sun, she fumed: "He pursued me behind Shona’s back. Lots of people warned me but I didn’t listen.
"I’ve stood by and lied for him about when we got together as I loved him and didn’t want to hurt Shona."
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Danny Young and Brianne Delcourt
Danny Young and Brianne Delcourt confirmed they were an item after meeting on the show
Professional skater Brianne Delcourt and Coronation Street star Danny Young met while with different partners on Dancing On Ice, and became a couple.
In 2010, the pair confirmed they were an item, and even moved in together.
However, they soon split when cracks begun to show, and Brianne started training for the next series of the show with EastEnders’ Sam Attwater.
Brianne and Sam then announced they were dating while taking part in the 2011 series of Dancing On Ice, but broke up after their stint on the show, amid speculation their romance was "fake".
Beth Tweddle and Steven Cryer
Steven lashed out at Beth Tweddle after their split and blamed the show
Gymnast Beth Tweddle had been with her boyfriend Steven Cryer for three years when she appeared on Dancing On Ice in 2013.
However the pair announced their split mid-way through the series, with heartbroken Steven later revealing that she had dumped him by text.
Speaking to The Sun On Sunday, he savagely blamed the show for his split.
"I think fame has gone to Beth’s head," he told the publication. "But when the show ends and the bubble bursts, she’ll come down to Earth with a bang. There will be no Olympics, no Dancing On Ice and I won’t be there. It will just be a void."
Samia Ghandie and Will Thorp / Sylvain Longchambon and Jennifer Metcalfe
Samia Ghandie originally dated Corrie co-star Will Thorp
Samia Ghandie was happily dating Coronation Street co-star Will Thorp when she headed on Dancing On Ice.
The Corrie stars had got together while filming the soap, and both walked out on their previous marriages to be together.
However, Samia and Willl shockingly split just before her Dancing On Ice debut, and around the same time her dance partner Syvain Longchambon left his girlfriend, Hollyoaks star Jennifer Metcalfe.
Sylvain Longchambon was with Jennifer Metcalfe when he first met Samia
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Samia and Sylvain are now married and have a son together
Sylvain and Jennifer had met through the show, and quickly went public with their relationship, even snogging on the ice.
However, the soap star and the skating hunk’s two year relationship ended on Christmas Day, when she claims Sylvain admitted he had feelings for Samia.
Months later, newly single Samia and Sylvain finally confirmed the curse had struck and admitted they were an item, gushing: "It’s love!"
The pair then went on to marry in summer of 2016, and later welcomed son Yves Joseph together.
*Dancing On Ice continues Sunday at 6pm on ITV
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