Dancing on Ice’s Trisha Goddard blasts cruel ‘cancer sob story’ trolls

Dancing on Ice star Trisha Goddard was the first contestant to get voted off the series, but left with her head held high.

In an emotional final performance, the 62-year-old defiantly skated out on the ice to make a statement to other survivors of cancer.

However, certain vile trolls took to social media to complain about her powerful statement, as they accused her of using the disease as a "sob story".

Speaking to Daily Star Online, the US talk show host hit out at their disgusting comments.

She said: "I think that shows problems within those people rather than with people who have gone through breast cancer.

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"I just pray that nobody in their families gets cancer, I really do."

Trisha was diagnosed with cancer back in 2008 and has since regularly spoken out on behalf of fellow sufferers.

During last night's performance, she bravely decided to show off her pressure sleeve, which applies pressure to the arm to keep lymph moving in the right direction.

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Showing off the sleeve was an act of solidarity with fellow cancer sufferers, as Trisha designed her dress specifically to show it off.

She explained: "It was about wearing our pressure sleeves because so much of us don't wear our pressure sleeves."

"I absolutely was using breast cancer to raise awareness. The thing is when we were doing costumes my pressure sleeve was always kept hidden ad to me hiding it felt like I was ashamed of it."

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"I wanted to show its okay to do this and be happy and not fall apart."

She added: "Remember, we're all in remission."

Dancing on Ice continues Sunday at 7pm on ITV.

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