Love Island’s Maura Higgins has ‘got a connection’ with Dancing On Ice partner Alexander Demetriou

But will Maura and Curtis call it quits?

Maura Higgins and Alexander Demetriou

by William Marriott |
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Love Island's Maura Higgins has revealed she's got a "connection" with her Dancing On Ice partner Alexander Demetriou.

The 29-year-old, who is still coupled up with co-star Curtis Pritchard, added her dancing boyfriend is "not worried" and there's no such thing as the "curse."

Speaking on Loose Women, Maura admitted, "We spend every single day together, we have to get on."

She then added, "I don't think [Curtis] worries. I’m lucky because Curtis is from the dancing world so he knows you need to have a connection."

However, she did admit the training schedule has got in the way of the pair seeing each other.

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Maura Higgins

Love Island star Maura Higgins was a huge hit with viewers of the show over the summer, so it's no surprise show bosses wanted to snap her up! She said, "I've skated once in my life for fun, so I've no experience at all. I'm up for the challenge. I'm more excited than scared. I'm competitive so I think that will drive me."

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TV presenter Michael Barrymore is taking part in Dancing On Ice 2020 after a few years out of the limelight! He said, "I'm delighted to say that I'll be joining the Dancing on Ice line up for 2020. I'm looking forward to meeting Holly and Phil. I'm very excited...it's performance time!"

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Republic of Ireland footballer Kevin Kilbane is the newest addition to the Dancing On Ice line-up! He said, "I am going on as a total novice. I'm starting from scratch here. This is going to be a massive challenge for me. I've been taking it easy for the last few years since I finished (football) so let's just see how this one goes."

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Lucrezia Millarini

ITV News presenter Lucrezia Millarini will be donning some skating boots for Dancing On Ice 2020! She said, "I'm super excited to be joining the line up for DOI! I can't wait to get out there on the ice and start training. While the news agenda is already pretty busy these days, I know life is about to get a lot busier...with a few bruises along the way!"

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Ian 'H' Watkins

Steps superstar H is the fifth celebrity confirmed for Dancing On Ice! Confirming the news to Good Morning Britain, H said, "What am I doing? I have frantically been You Tubing James Jordan and Ray Quinn. I have kids now so it's a skill I can learn and take my kids to the ice. It's scary and exciting and now there's no turning back. I know I'm going to be put through my paces and that's the name of the game."

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Coronation Street star Lisa George will be joining the show! The Beth Tinker actress confirmed the news on Lorraine, saying, "I haven't been on the ice for about 40 years. Yesterday was my first session on the ice. It was good, I really enjoyed it, I did't fall. I was a bit scared, I was quite nervous. I can't believe I'm 50 next year and I just thought 'if I don't do this now I'm never going to have the chance to do it again'."

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Diversity dancer Perri Kiely will be reuniting with his dance-mate Ashely Banjo for Dancing On Ice 2020! He said, "I'm not going to lie, I'm a little bit nervous. I've had a couple of training sessions so far and I'm not going to lie, it's hard. I can stand up on ice and skate about a bit, but technique, it's difficult!" Of normally being the one to get thrown into the air, Perri said, "Role reversal! I'm pretty sure my job title was to get thrown about. I would love to back flip on ice, imagine how sick that would be! But I said I was going to get on the ice and spin and flip and do this, but I turned up to that first training session and I just wanted to put one foot in front of the other and make sure I don't fall over."

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Paralympic sprinter Libby Clegg is the eighth confirmed contestant on Dancing On Ice! Confirming the news on Victoria Derbyshire, she said, "After Rio I achieved my ultimate goal and then I thought 'what else can I do?' This opportunity came about and I couldn't pass it up. I love challenging myself and experiencing new things."

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Former soap star and King of the Jungle Joe Swash is the ninth celeb to be announced for Dancing On Ice! Confirming the news on Loose Women, Joe said, "I can't even dance on a dance floor so Dancing on Ice is just a silly idea! I've done no exercise since the baby was born. Stacey thinks it's funny. I'm going to learn how to skate and I'll do it with a smile on my face."

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Magician Ben Hanlin is the 10th celebrity to be confirmed for the ice! He confirmed he'd be attempting to incorporate magic tricks into his performances, and said, "Can I ice skate? Barely. But I did say to the producers, 'If I'm going to do this, can I try to do magic on ice?' I will try and attempt to put magic into the show if I can. We start tomorrow! On the ice for the very first time."

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Queen of Daytime TV Trisha Goddard has confirmed that she's the next celebrity to join the line-up! She said, "I love physical stuff. Every day I bike ride, I weight train, I love any physical thing. I learnt to ski at 37, I learnt to roller blade at 42. I'm 62 in December. I thought 'why not?'"

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TV personality Caprice is the final celebrity to join Dancing On Ice for 2020! Announcing the news on Lorraine, Caprice said, "I've got some really big news. I'm going to be on Dancing on Ice 2020! At the moment no nerves. I'm excited more than anything."

She confessed, "I think the both of us support one and other. We don’t see each other as much as we’d hope. We’re busy but because we are in the same industry we understand each other."

Maura's comments come after Curtis revealed the pair wouldn't be spending their first Christmas together because he was away doing panto.

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Speaking to PA Agency, the 23-year-old revealed he may not watch the new series of Love Island, before adding, "[It's] not because I don't want to but my time has been very limited recently so whenever I can relax it's really with Maura and my mum and my dad and my friends, I don't watch too much TV anymore.

"We have been all over the place right now, she will either try and come to me or I will try and come to her because she's in Dancing On Ice and I've been boxing, so we are just scattered everywhere.

"We are not struggling with the relationship or anything like that, we are in a great place, but time management is a crucial thing."

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