Emmerdale actor Joe-Warren Plant explained that he took private ice skating lessons before joining the Dancing On Ice lineup.
Eighteen-year-old Joe took to Instagram to express his opinion that he already knew the track before the ITV Celebrity Skating Contest.
The soap opera star, who plays Jacob Gallagher, says he learned all of his moves while training with his pro partner on the Vanessa Bauer show.
Taking a break from training, he wrote: “I know I posted on my story earlier, but I just wanted to touch on something… I don’t know how the rumors came about, but I saw a few articles claiming I had private skating lessons before I started Dancing On Ice and just wanted to make sure I didn’t! “
He continued, “We’ve been working really hard the last few months and learned everything I know from @vanessabauer_skates who has been incredibly patient with me as I got to grips with skating she deserves all the credit! ( Apart from my fall, it was all me …) ”
Vanessa replied, “So excited to see you grow more and more as a skater.”
And Joe said to him, “Thank you for all your dedication to helping me improve !!”
“Ignore the rumors, boy, you have been wonderful,” said one supporter.
” Do not pay attention ! Another urged.
“Ignore all the rumors, you were amazing,” another follower told him.
“Your skating is a credit to your dedication and hard work, don’t let the jealous bring you down. Keep smiling. “
Vanessa also responded to the rumors on her Instagram, claiming that Joe had never skated before.
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She said the actor was unnatural when they first started training and shared a video of their work.
“We’ve spent the last 3 months at @dancingonice and TONIGHT you can see what we’ve been up to, live on @itv!” she wrote before opening night.
“Joe has never skated before and was certainly not a natural.
“But endless hours of training on and off the ice, trips, falls, patience, laughs and lots of encouragement later, we’re kind of ready for tonight’s first live show. ! “
Joe, from Blackpool, is represented by Scream Management based at MediaCityUK, Salford, and is Dancing On Ice’s youngest competitor.
He played Jacob in the ITV soap opera Emmerdale for 10 years and landed the role at the age of eight.