Who is Brianne Delcourt? Meet the Dancing on Ice professional

Find out more about one of the celebrity skating show's biggest stars.

Dancing on Ice is back, and while there may be plenty of new faces among the pro skaters, there are a few stars that we all recognise from previous series.

One of those is Brianne Delcourt, a regular fixture on the ice at ITV who fans of the show will have been happy to see back on the call sheet for the reboot.

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Get up to speed with everything you need to know about the skater and her history on the show.

How did she end up in Dancing on Ice?

Canadian Brianne began her skating career as a teen, taking part in the Canadian Championships where she and her partner placed eighth in 1997.

Although she didn't go on to become a national medal winner as an adult, Brianne focused her talents on performing in skating shows.

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Her skill on the ice eventually impressed the ITV show's producers and she joined the pro team in series five.

What's her record like on the show?

Lucky celebrities who are matched with Brianne clearly have a lot to learn from the star.

Her first famous partner on the ice was Hollyoaks actor Kieron Richardson and the pair finished her debut series in a very respectable third place.

In series six, Brianne was matched with another soap star - this time, EastEnders' Sam Attwater, and the pair went on to win the programme.

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Coming back for series seven, Brianne was eliminated in week seven with freerunner Sebastien Foucan, and in series eight she and EastEnders actor Matt Lapinskas finished runners-up.

Brianne and singer Gareth Gates finished mid-table in the All Stars series in 2014 before the show took a break, and she's now back partnering TV weatherman Alex Beresford.

What happened between Brianne Delcourt and Matt Lapinskas?

One of the biggest controversies to hit Dancing on Ice was the romance and break-up of Brianne and her series eight partner Matt.

The pair seemed to grow close during the course of the programme and there were rumours of a fling which they strongly denied, as at the time he was dating his EastEnders co-star Shona McGarty.

However, after the show wrapped the pair did publicly start a relationship and even moved in together, but Brianne told The Sun that Matt had cheated on her with his new theatre co-star and said that he had betrayed her.

She also spilled the truth on when they really got together, stating: "He pursued me behind Shona’s back. Lots of people warned me but I didn’t listen.

"I’ve stood by and lied for him about when we got together as I loved him and didn’t want to hurt Shona."

What does she do outside of Dancing on Ice?

Brianne's personal life is much happier these days - she recently celebrated her daughter Gracie's first birthday, although the tot's father has never been named.

The skater had previously posted pictures of her engagement ring on social media and talked about her fiance, but it isn't clear whether they eventually married or if they're even still together.

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Either way, Brianne seems completely content with her happy family life and staying out of the spotlight when she's not skating.

Dancing on Ice continues on Sundays on ITV.