Amber Davies dismisses unfair advantage claims on Dancing On Ice

Amber Davies does not think she has an advantage over other Dancing On Ice participants credit:Bang Showbiz
Amber Davies does not think she has an advantage over other Dancing On Ice participants credit:Bang Showbiz

Amber Davies has rubbished claims that she has an unfair advantage on 'Dancing On Ice'.

The former 'Love Island' contestant and West End theatre star will take part in the upcoming series of the ITV skating competition next year but thinks that her background in dance will make little difference on the ice.

Amber told MailOnline: "I think people will not think that because honestly in skating I've had to bin half of my dance training anyway!

"Everything in dancing is keeping straight legs and you kind of have to let go when you're on the ice.

"The only quality that I've got is that I can perform. I will be able to tell the story whether it's a sad number or whether it's happy number - but other than that it's going to be difficult.

"But I feel like people will sympathise. At the end of the day you're balancing on two blades - I don't think it matters what training you've got."

Amber will be paired with professional skater Simon Proux-Senecal when the show begins in January and explained that she is having trouble skating backwards.

The 27-year-old star said: "So far, it's so basic, but it's the backwards skating! I was so confident going forward.

"As soon as Simon said let's go back, and because I don't know where I'm going and every rink I've gone in has been different I just get the fear so bad!"

Amber - who is competing on the show alongside stars such as former boxer Ricky Hatton and actress Claire Sweeney - added: "By the end of today’s session I actually skated backwards by myself and that’s a big achievement for me!"