Dancing On Ice's Hamish Gaman quits latest show as he admits he's 'struggling' ...

Dancing On Ice star Hamish Gaman has pulled out of the latest show after admitting he's 'struggling' in the wake of his drama with Caprice Bourret.

The professional skater, 36, was due to take part in Sunday's show alongside his fellow pros, but he took to social media on Sunday afternoon to declare that he 'couldn't face it'.

The heartfelt post saw him blame an unknown source for leaking 'untrue stories'  about him and trying to 'destroy his reputation' after he 'parted ways' with the American model, 48, amid 'bullying claims. 

No show: Dancing On Ice star Hamish Gaman has pulled out of the latest show after admitting he's 'struggling' in the wake of his drama with Caprice Bourret

No show: Dancing On Ice star Hamish Gaman has pulled out of the latest show after admitting he's 'struggling' in the wake of his drama with Caprice Bourret

He wrote: 'I'm sad to say that I've pulled out of appearing on Dancing On Ice tonight.

'The past three-and-a-half months have been the worst of my life, and I'm struggling. It might look like things have been calming down, but they aren't.

'Numerous defamatory articles have been stopped from running in the press over the past few weeks. These untrue stories are continually being fed to the press by a 'source'.

'I've been told by various people where these articles and source quotes are coming from, and it's clear that they're trying to destroy my reputation. It's become relentless and I feel extremely vulnerable. I'm asking them to stop.'

Speaking out: The heartfelt post saw him blame an unknown source for leaking 'untrue stories' about him and trying to 'destroy his reputation' after he 'parted ways' with the American model, 48, amid 'bullying claims

Speaking out: The heartfelt post saw him blame an unknown source for leaking 'untrue stories' about him and trying to 'destroy his reputation' after he 'parted ways' with the American model, 48, amid 'bullying claims

The sportsman continued: 'I desperately want to move on from all of this and focus on the skating. I've done absolutely nothing wrong, and was told by the team who reviewed all the rehearsal footage that I was an 'exemplary pro'

'I can only hope that this will all be over soon. I'm so sorry to not be on the ice tonight, but I couldn't face it. Thank you for your support and kind messages.'

So sad: The professional skater, 36, was due to take part in Sunday's show alongside his fellow pros, but he took to social media on Sunday afternoon to declare that he 'couldn't face it'

So sad: The professional skater, 36, was due to take part in Sunday's show alongside his fellow pros, but he took to social media on Sunday afternoon to declare that he 'couldn't face it'

MailOnline have contacted representatives of Hamish and Caprice for comment.  

It comes just a week after Hamish delighted fans as he made a sensational return to the show after his recent drama with Caprice.

The skater took to the rink for a stunning performance with Vanessa Bauer after he and Caprice sensationally 'parted ways', leading her to quit the show a week later.

Despite accusations from both sides that Caprice and Hamish were 'bullying' each other, fans threw their support behind the male skater as they praised his performance. 

Comeback: It comes just a week after Hamish delighted fans as he made a sensational return to the show after his recent drama with Caprice

Comeback: It comes just a week after Hamish delighted fans as he made a sensational return to the show after his recent drama with Caprice 

Hamish and Vanessa took to the rink for a stunning performance to Ludovico Einaudi's Primavera which left the entire audience and viewers utterly spellbound.

The end of the skate saw the pro share a sweet embrace with his female partner, and host Holly Willoughby described their dance as 'beautiful and mind-blowing.'

Viewers also rushed to Twitter to praise Hamish's jaw-dropping performance, with others saying they were thrilled to see he had remained on the show despite his recent drama with Caprice.

Drama: It comes after he and Caprice 'parted ways,' and just week later she sensationally quit the show. Accusations of bullying have since come from both sides

Drama: It comes after he and Caprice 'parted ways,' and just week later she sensationally quit the show. Accusations of bullying have since come from both sides

Jaw-dropping: Hamish took to the rink for a stunning performance with Vanessa Bauer in a performance that was branded 'mind-blowing and beautiful' by host Holly Willoughby

Jaw-dropping: Hamish took to the rink for a

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