Dancing On Ice cast split over Maura Higgins and Carlotta at afterparty after they were ‘kept apart’ backstage

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DANCING On Ice’s celebs and pro dancers were split over Maura Higgins and Carlotta Edwards at the show’s afterparty on Sunday.

The Love Island star and the pro skater were kept apart during the finale over fears of a bust-up.

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Dancing On Ice’s celebs and pro dancers were split over Maura Higgins and Carlotta Edwards at the show’s afterparty on Sunday[/caption]

Tensions between the pair have been running high after Maura grew close to her skating partner, and Carlotta’s husband, Alexander Demetriou.

A source told The Sun Online: “Maura’s close circle of friends on the show were keeping her occupied at the after party on Sunday night.

“They wanted to make sure she kept her distance from Carlotta.

“Meanwhile the professionals seemed to be on Carlotta’s side, and between the two groups they managed to keep the two women apart.

“It felt like people had to choose who to hang out with.”

The Sun Online has contacted Dancing On Ice and a representative for Maura for comment. ITV had no comment.

Carlotta with husband Alex Demetriou, who was Maura’s dance partner
Maura grew close to her partner

Insiders told how Alexander, 28, and Carlotta’s four-year-marriage was on the rocks, with ITV producers bringing in measures to stop any clashes during the final.

A show source said: “It’s a small set up at the studio but producers went out of their way to stop Maura and Carlotta coming into contact.

“Dancing On Ice is a family show and the last thing they wanted was a cat fight.”

Neither of the women were finalists, so they only had group rehearsals together.

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Tensions have been simmering between Maura and Carlotta[/caption]

Carlotta Edwards, left, and Maura Higgins, right, were kept apart during the Dancing On Ice final

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Alexander Demetriou and Carlotta Edwards’ marriage is on the rocks[/caption]

Alexander has not been wearing his wedding ring while Maura has split up with Curtis Pritchard
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Our source said: “Backstage they were kept apart, with Maura being taken under pro skater Matt Evers’s wing.

“Even the make-up department were briefed to work on them at different times.”


Alex was seen without his wedding ring during the final when he put his hand on Maura’s shoulder.

He was last pictured wearing it on the show on January 26.

Last week The Sun told how Maura had split with her boyfriend Curtis Pritchard over her friendship with Alex.

She and Curtis had called time on their seven-month relationship, which was born in the Love Island villa last summer.

Writing on Instagram, Maura said: “Curtis and I have made the decision to separate. We enjoyed a great experience from our time in the villa and want to thank everyone for supporting our relationship.

“There is no easy way to get through a breakup and no bad feeling on either side. We tried to make it work but it wasn’t to be and I wish Curtis nothing but the best for the future.”

She signed off with a large emoji of a broken love heart.

They have since traded subtle digs at one another on Instagram.

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Alex Demetriou is understood to have grown close to gorgeous DOI partner Maura Higgins[/caption]

The final saw Joe Swash winning Dancing on Ice 2020
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