Dancing on Ice presenter quits in shock reshuffle

Matt Chapman

ITV’s Matt Chapman

ITV racing pundit Matt left his role on "DOI" after receiving a backlash from viewers over his gregarious presenting style.

Donna Air's ice skates have been stolen just days before her debut performance on ITV's Dancing On Ice.

Ben then asked Iain if he had any experience when it comes to commenting on skating, with Iain responding: "Yeah.hundreds of times", before Ben then joked: "That would give you more experience than the other guy".

Matt, who is a sports commentator for ITV, quit the dancing competition yesterday because "he couldn't make his diary work" after initially thinking he could juggle previous work commitments.

Matt, who normally works on horse racing, joined the series this year replacing Tony Gubba who passed away in 2013.

A telly source told them: "Sam is a talented commentator".

The TV personality and actress has been partnered with Mark Hanretty for the rebooted ITV series which returned on Sunday with an audience of 7.4 million viewers.

Speaking to The Sun, Matt claimed it was his decision to walk away from the show, saying: "I've chose to hang up my skates, leave the rink and return to the turf and I wish the show the best of luck for the rest of the run". And I'm so glad that I made the right decision because we're having so much fun doing the show.

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