Dancing On Ice star Kye Whyte has revealed the secret pain he went through during his time on the competition as his mother was battling leukemia
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The semi-final of Dancing on Ice turned emotional on Sunday night when Kye Whyte headed to the ice rink following a skating routine dedicated to his mother, who is battling cancer.
The Olympian spoke in a candid interview before the show, in which he detailed his secret grief as his mother Tracey Hill battled leukemia.
Kye told the ITV audience: “She is currently undergoing treatment and she is having a hard time. I am really struggling to deal with it. I’m not talking about it at all.”
Kye, who has been deemed the underdog of the show after surviving multiple skating, also revealed the semi-final of the ITV skating competition coincided with his mother’s birthday.
Kye and his professional skating partner Morgan Swales hit the ice in an emotional and stellar performance in Ben E King’s Stand By Me.
At the end of the process, Kye said: “It was great. Apparently it’s for my mom. Happy birthday mom.”
After the judges gave Kye a score of 37, judge Oti Mabuse said: “It was a great performance you put in.”
As she continued, she began to shed tears as her voice thickened, saying, “I think for me, whatever happens tonight, the reality is that you’re going through what you’re going through. past, you’ve been through a lot of skateboards. -you guys, you’re still trying to get there – that makes me emotional – you come out here every week with a smile on your face and perform. You should be proud of yourself.”
The 22-year-old faces former Pussycat Doll Kimberly Wyatt, former professional player Brendan Cole, The Vamps guitarist Connor Ball and trained dancer Regan Gascoigne in the semi-finals of the ITV show this weekend.
This comes as the BMX Olympic silver medalist weighed in on the claim that the ITV program is fixed for professional dancers, saying he is not worried about the background of his fellow competitors.
“All I can do is just fail to the best of my ability and it’s in the hands of the judges and the public,” he told The Sun.
“But when it comes to skate-offs, the one who stays is the judge and I am the one they choose. So I’m grateful for that.”
The athlete, who has competed in the skating event four times so far, said he likes to “be the underdog” and he’s happy to see his scores aren’t too far behind the competitors. has a professional background as a dancer. .
“I prefer being the underdog, I love it so much. I just try to live up to their standards. It made me enjoy skating more, knowing that my scores weren’t too far behind them,” explains Kye.
https://www.mirror.co.uk/tv/tv-news/dancing-ices-oti-mabuse-cries-26458175 Dancing on Ice's Oti Mabuse cries as Kye Whyte admits he's 'struggling' as mom battles cancer