Sam Attwater and Brianne Delcourt confirm their chemistry on and off the ice

Last night’s Dancing On Ice saw Sam Attwater finally confirm he’s dating skating partner Brianne Delcourt.

Phillip Schofield asked the pair if they were an item and they both just giggled and looked at each other.

‘I’ll take that as a yes,’ said the show’s host.

Ex-EastEnders star Sam and Brianne had a special chemistry as soon as they were introduced.

‘I remember thinking he was very handsome when we first met so I was extremely happy when we were paired together,’ admits Brianne, 29.

‘We were best of mates off the bat, living out of each other’s pockets and it just kind of happened.

‘I couldn’t have chosen a better partner.’

Sam, 24, actually asked to be matched with Canadian Brianne, who fell for ex-Corrie star Danny Young last year but split from the actor before this year’s show.

‘It is true, I did ask for her – but is it a surprise?’ Sam tells the News Of The World.

‘Look at her, she’s gorgeous and I fancied her straight away.

‘We are really, really hopeful about the future.’

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