Dancing on Ice star Jorgie Porter in need of a cuddle

Dancing on Ice star Jorgie Porter is working flat out, holding down her day job on Hollyoaks and spending hours training for Dancing on Ice at night.

Her efforts are clearly paying off as the 24 year old beauty got the highest score of the series on Sunday, 24 points, when she skated to Britney Spears … Baby One More Time.

Now the pressure is really on as Jorgie has taken over from closest rival Matthew Wolfenden and is currently the bookies’ favourite to win the series.

But being the best comes at a price: Jorgie is travelling for hours to get from set to the ice rink and home again and last night the exhausted star simply wanted a hug.

She Tweeted boyfriend and fellow Hollyoaks star James Atherton: “Can @jatherton87 have his big muscly arms ready for wen I get home please cos me needs a cuddle ! X [sic]”

Earlier in the evening, she spoke of her long journey home, writing: “Well here goes the 7 hour trip home!! Thanks @TheMattEvers see u at a humane time tomora much love x x”

Despite the hectic schedule, Jorgie is clearly loving every moment of taking part in DOI and she has built up a close bond with partner Matt Evers.

Matt told STV reporter Laura Boyd: “I think I have fallen in love with Jorgie, you heard it here first.”

Impressed with Jorgie’s dedication and enthusiasm, he added: “She’s an incredible actress first and foremost, she’s an incredible person, not jaded by the industry by any means.

“What I love is she’s infectious but also she’s just this sponge she wants to soak this in so much and enjoy the ride.

“Like going into wardrobe and costuming at the studio, she lights up… She’s just such a girly girl, but at the same time too she’s a tomboy as she goes 'I want to do this lift and I want to do this' but she’s doing things now that we’ve never seen female celebs do before, which we’re saving for the longevity of the programme but it’s amazing.”

We’ll see if Jorgie’s hard work has paid off this Sunday when Dancing on Ice kicks off at 6.30 on STV.

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