Shona Mcgarty has reportedly had a showdown with her boyfriend Matt Lapinskas' Dancing On Ice partner after growing suspicious about their relationship.
The EastEnders actress has watched Matt become close to his dance partner Brianne Delcourt during weeks of gruelling training sessions and is now worried that their friendship could grow into something more.
Seeing that Shona, who plays Whitney Dean in the BBC1 soap, was getting increasingly uncomfortable with things, Matt decided to step in and make sure his girlfriend saw that the intimacy on the ice was purely professional.
Speaking to the Mirror, the actor, who appeared in Eastenders as Anthony Moon, explained: "Shona got jealous so I made them meet each other and they're getting on well now."
Her suspicions were aroused when rumours started to emerge that Samia Ghadie had become more than friends with her partner Sylvain Longchambon during training sessions, resulting in both of them deciding to part ways with their current partners. Sylvain had met his girlfriend Jennifer Metcalf when she danced with him on the show.
While Shona can rest assured that Matt only has eyes for her, he may want to work on his skating so he doesn't end up in any more inappropriate situations.
He told the newspaper that sometimes his lack of skill on the ice has meant he has found himself grappling with Brianne in ways he had not intended, revealing, "I've grabbed boob when I've been slipping over trying to hold on to something."
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