After the most recent live show, in which Saira was sent home by the judges, Gemma approached the Loose Women presenter to offer her condolences, admitting she felt like it should have been her who was sent home.
The GC’s skating partner Matt Evers told Heart Radio: “Basically, after the show, Gemma went up to Saira and she said ‘you know what, I’m sorry. It should’ve been me this week’.
“She really did feel bad because she knew that Saira gave an incredible performance and then up against Ryan Sidebottom, Ryan just smashed that.
“So, unfortunately for Saira, she got voted out last night but Ryan did do the better skate.”
Saira confirmed that the conversation took place during a post-Dancing On Ice interview on Loose Women, telling her fellow panellists: “I’ve got to give credit where credit’s due, [Gemma] came up to me last night and said, ‘I should have been in the skate-off not you’. She did say that, honestly. She knows it.
“But look, it’s a TV show. It’s about performance and people are keeping her in because whatever you think of her, I want to watch her on the ice.
“I want to know what she does next... this is where it’s TV versus a skating show.”
Gemma had a difficult time in Sunday’s show, tearfully admitting she felt her confidence had been knocked by her fall the previous week.
Loose Women airs every weekday from 12.30pm, while Dancing On Ice continues on Sunday night at 6pm, both on ITV.
Watch Saira’s full interview below: