‘I’m the oldest of the girls and I feel far more motherly towards them all,’ explains Anthea, 52.
‘I feel protective over Samia but she’s got on with the job and is very professional.
‘I don’t know about a romance there but you have to have chemistry with your dance partner. It makes a massive difference to your performance.’
Meanwhile, Anthea – who survived in last week’s skate off with Lauren Goodger – admits she’s not concerned with winning the competition.
‘I don’t care if I crash out because I’ve had three months of the best bum I’ve ever had since I was somewhere in my 20s! In fact, even in my 20s it probably wasn’t this good!’
Dancing on Ice continues on ITV1 tonight at 6:15pm.
To find out what Karen Barber thinks about this year’s series, click here: http://www.womansown.co.uk/?p=15293