Dancing On Ice Olympian Kye Whyte hits back at claims he's got an advantage on show and reveals nasty fall on the ice
DANCING On Ice Olympian Kye Whyte has hit back at claims he's got an advantage on the show and revealed he had a nasty fall on the ice.
The Sun revealed the silver medallist BMX racer, 22, was one of 12 celebrities who will take part in the ITV show early next year.
Kye sparked a debate when he told CBBC's Newsround: "I have [rollerskated] when I was younger so we’ll see how it goes."
Others thought he would be ahead of his Dancing on Ice rivals because of his sporting background after bagging the Olympic silver medal for BMX last summer.
In an exclusive interview The Sun, Kye, dubbed the Prince of Peckham, said he's just like everyone else learning to ice skate and had ALREADY had a fall.
The star came crashing down on the ice last Monday as rehearsals got underway.
He said: "I had a fall for the first time already. It was a little tumble. It's just like anything in life, if you have a fall you pick yourself up."
He added: "Advantage? Who said that?
"There's a lot of dances to learn too, and you have also got to learn how to ice-skate. So I've got to kind of do both.
"The only thing is I'm picking it up quite fast, but apart from that it's pretty hard."
The Team GB hero first started riding when he was three-years-old after being influenced by his dad Nigel, the co-founder of the famous Peckham BMX Club and manager 'CK' Michael Pusey MBE.
His brother Tre joined the GB Cycling Team in 2017, but shortly after suffered a crash and a bleed to the brain, which meant he had a year out.
Then a year later he came back strong and won a European Championship silver medal in 2018.
The star will be joined by Coronation Street favourite Sally Dynevor, Happy Mondays dancer Bez, Paralympian Stef Reid and Love Island’s Liberty Poole.
Rugby star Ben Foden, Paul Gascoigne’s son Regan Gascoigne, pop star Rachel Stevens and professional dancer Brendan Cole are also taking to the ice rink next year.
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