Caprice Bourret was left a shell of her former confident self during rehearsals for Dancing On Ice.

The model quit Dancing On Ice on Sunday - hours before the live show- and is said to have felt "intimidated" with "her self confidence diminished" due to her original partner Hamish Gaman's strict training regime.

Caprice was at the centre of controversy when she publicly fell out with skating pro Hamish, who was sacked as her partner after ITV bosses agreed their relationship had turned 'toxic'.

But a source close to the age-defying star has discussed details of Hamish and Caprice's tough rehearsals, to MailOnline, and revealed that professional Hamish pushed a "three strike rule" onto Caprice that left her "scared to speak".

They shared with the publication: "She felt intimidated by Hamish and her self confidence diminished as a result. Caprice is a hard worker who was so eager to learn everything and to advance quickly, but after a couple of weeks training with Hamish she became quiet and withdrawn."

Explaining the breakdown of the partnership, they added: "But she didn't expect to be ignored during training and in the end was too scared to speak after Hamish enforced a three strikes and you're out rule.

"As a complete skating novice she had hoped to be guided through the moves but she was refused extra help when rehearsing lifts and was even branded a 'diva' for requesting additional support."

Caprice was at the centre of controversy when she publicly fell out with skating pro Hamish, who was sacked as her partner after ITV bosses agreed their relationship had turned 'toxic'

In a statement offered earlier in the week, Caprice's rep insisted the model could no longer continue in the series for her mental wellbeing.

"It’s true that Caprice is no longer participating in Dancing On Ice," said her spokeswoman.

"It’s been a hard few months and she’s had to keep silent for contractual reasons."

Her rep went on: "Her mental wellbeing has been affected over the last two months and recent stories leaked to the press are not only salacious but extremely hurtful.

"Now she's taking some time to recover and look after herself and her family."

An ITV spokeswoman confirmed: "Caprice will not be taking any further part in the series."

In a statement offered earlier in the week, Caprice's rep insisted the model could no longer continue in the series for her mental wellbeing

In a separate statement, the rep added: "We take allegations of bullying very seriously but found no evidence on Dancing On Ice and we strongly refute any suggestion to the contrary.

"We're very proud of the team, both on and off screen. They produce a fantastic show and we are committed to ensuring that everyone who works on the programme is fully supported before, during and after the series is on air."

It came after Hamish broke his silence on Friday to warn 'the truth always comes out'.

Hamish broke his silence on Friday to warn 'the truth always comes out'

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"Hi everyone. Thank you so much for your kind messages," he tweeted. "I've been overwhelmed by your love and support - it's brought me to tears at times.

"Honestly, I'm not okay, but I'd like to thank Amelia, my pro family and ITV for doing all that they can to support me."

He added: "I'm comforted knowing the truth always comes out in the end, and I hope we can focus on the skating again now."

*Dancing On Ice continues tonight at 6pm on ITV