Faye Brookes emerged as favourite on the show in the early weeks (Picture: Rex)
Dancing On Ice star Faye Brookes has reportedly been told she needs to be ‘less frosty’ if she wants to win the show by partner Matt Evers.
The former Coronation Street actress emerged as an early favourite to win the show after a string of impressive performances, and she remains one of the best skaters in the competition.
On Saturday, Dancing On Ice fans showered Faye with messages of congratulations after she ‘finally’ achieved a perfect score of 40 on the series, having previously been ‘undermarked’ by the judges.
However, as The Sun reports, show veteran Matt has told Faye to turn on the charm offensive.
Matt, who has competed in every series of the show, has allegedly warned Faye that her obvious desire to win could put viewers off.
A source said: ‘The competition is still wide open but Matt said to Faye she needed to drop the Ice Queen act a bit if she wants to win.
Faye Brookes achieved her first perfect score from the judges on Sunday (Picture: Rex/ITV)
‘He let her know that her frostiness towards other contestants in the show and her obvious desire to win is putting the public off of her and ruining their chances of winning.’
They added: ‘Once Matt knew Vanessa and Joe were not coming back he knew they had a real chance of winning but as a long standing pro he knows the most outwardly competitive partnerships never win as the public don’t like it.
‘Clearly she’s heeded his advice quickly, as she’s had a sudden change in behaviour and is trying to be super sweet to everyone. Whereas before she kept herself to herself she is suddenly being super-friendly.’
Faye was originally partnered with Hamish Gaman, but Hamish had to drop out of the competition after tearing a tendon in his hand after putting on a sock.
Faye, who is known for playing Kate Connor on ITV soap Coronation Street, will take on Sonny Jay and Colin Jackson in Sunday’s final.
Metro.co.uk has reached out to Faye Brookes’s representatives for comment.
The Dancing On Ice final airs on Sunday at 6pm on ITV.