Matt Lapinskas has admitted that his girlfriend and former EastEnders castmate Shona McGarty was jealous of his Dancing On Ice skating partner.
The actor will dance with Brianne Delcourt when the series returns to ITV1 tomorrow (January 6), and he told The Sun that he got her to befriend McGarty in a bid to quash any envy between them.
"Brianne is brilliant, we have great chemistry on the ice," he said. "Shona got jealous at the start so I made her meet Brianne and they're good friends now."
Matt Lapinskas Admits EastEnders Girlfriend Shona McGarty Is Jealous Of Dancing On Ice Partner
Matt and Brianne (ITV Pictures)
Revealing that the pair really have been getting up close and personal in rehearsals, he said: "I was doing a sit lift, where your hand goes in the middle of her bum, and I was a bit too low and Brianne was like, 'Yeah you're on my cha-cha'. I said, 'Sorry mate' and she said, 'Move your hand to the right'.
"When I hold her sometimes she's like, 'You're on my bits!' It is quite embarrassing but obviously Brianne is used to it."
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