Posted: Saturday 12th January 2013 at 12:35 pm

Samia Ghadie puts her trust in Sylvain Longchambon during Dancing On Ice rehearsals as she tenderly clings to him

J J Anisiobi

12:13 GMT, 12 January 2013


12:35 GMT, 12 January 2013

While their personal relationship has been under constant scrutiny they are certainly looking steady on the ice.

Soap star Samia Ghadie and professional skater Sylvain Longchambon were solid as rock as they continued training this week.

The Dancing on Ice couple shimmied and glided across the rink during rehearsals, putting their private issues to one side.

I’ll stand by you: Samia Ghadie and Sylvain Longchambon stand strong and united during training for Dancing On Ice

Lean on me: Sylvain and Samia put their personal relationship sepclation to one side and concentrated on skating

Coronation Street’s Samia, 30, was a picture of grace and poise as she was put through her paces by her hunky partner.

Sylvain, 32, showed off his strength by hoisting her up into the air above his shoulders as the pair practiced a dangerous maneuver.

Proving that the Frenchman is truly someone she can depend upon, Samia leaned up against him as the couple ended their routine rather romantically.

Up and away: Sylvain’s bulging biceps were perhaps part of the appeal that attracted Samia

Where the heart is: The dancing partners seemed very comfortable in each others company

He works out: Sylvain showed off his upper body strength by easily carrying Samia across the ice

On Friday morning the mum-of-one tweeted: ‘So, London bound today for more @dancingonice .. #show2 Have a good day everyone :)’

She later added: ‘‘Just finished training for the day.. Done some exciting new lifts!! #DOI’.

The handsome Frenchman recently split from his long term partner, Hollyoaks actress Jennifer Metcalfe, who he met on the 2010 series of the show.

Love and happiness: The skate partners had a laugh while taking a break from training

Reach out: Samia was a picture of grace and poise as she was put through her paces by her hunky partner

If rumours that he is now involved with Samia are correct, it will be the second time the 32-year old professional skater has fallen in love with a British soap star in front of the ITV cameras.

Jennifer claims that Sylvain ended their two year union over the phone from France where he was spending the Christmas period.

Apparently he had already admitted to developing feelings for Samia after they began training together in October.

Group shot: All of the remaining celebrities and professional skaters got together to rehearse a big number

Animal house: Some of the celebrities, including Shayne Ward and Anthea Turner, pull some funny poses

Up and down: Oona King and Mark Hanretty got some last minute practice in

Samia also split from her long-term boyfriend, fellow Coronation Street actor Will Thorp around the same time, leading to speculation about what was going on between her and Sylvain off the ice.

She told the Daily Mirror: ‘I have not got anything to say to Jennifer. I don’t need to ­justify ­anything.

‘My boyfriend and me split up for reasons personal to us. I’m single, and it’s sad when you split up with someone anyway and I don’t want to go into the details why we split up but it certainly has nothing to do with anyone else.’

Samia was also seen hitting the ice with her fellow celebrity contestants as thy rehearsed a group number.

While Keith Chegwin seemed to be keeping up with the routine, Gareth Thomas seemed to struggle.

Follow the leader: Keith Chegwin seemed just about able to keep up with the dance moves

Hands on: Gareth Thomas looked unsteady with hos partner while Oona had a face full of concentration

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