Dancing on Ice ‘heartbreak’ for Joey Essex and Vanessa Bauer ahead of show final

Dancing on Ice star Joey Essex is set to be heartbroken when his skating partner Vanessa Bauer returns to Germany after the final of the hit show tonight.

According to The Sun, Joey, 32, is smitten with German pro Vanessa, 26, who he will perform with in the climax of the hit show on Sunday (March 12).

But while the TOWIE star will head to Essex afterwards, Vanessa is set to jet back to her home in Berlin.

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A source said: “Vanessa and Joey have really fallen for each other but neither are sure if they want a long-distance relationship," adding: "It is going to come as a huge shock for the pair.

“Joey might be smitten, but he has a busy work schedule in the UK and doesn’t speak German.”

Vanessa has made it to the final of the ITV show five times in six years, and said that the pairing had a “wholesome connection”, adding: “We get along very well and spend a lot of time together.”

Vanessa and her former dance partner Wes Nelson were at the centre of romance rumours, after she broke up with her then-boyfriend Louis Nathaniel.

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Although the reports were never confirmed, many believed they were dating due to both of them ending previous relationships.

Joey will face off against RuPaul's Drag Race UK winner The Vivienne and gymnast Nile Wilson in the finale.


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