MAURA Higgins is one of the favourites to win Dancing on Ice 2020.
But as she takes to the rink, fans will have a lot of questions about this year’s potential champion – for example, is she still dating her Love Island boyfriend Curtis Pritchard? And how much is she being paid exactly? Fortunately, we’ve got the answers…
Are Maura Higgins and Curtis Pritchard still together?
Curtis hinted in December that their relationship may be a bit of trouble.
With his career going from strength to strength and Maura spending every spare minute practising for Dancing on Ice, the Love Island stars haven’t had much time to actually spend with each other.
Admitting he was too busy to see Maura, Curtis told Lorraine Kelly: “We haven’t had time to spend with everyone, and Maura.I haven’t seen Maura in a little bit.
“We’re lucky because we have mobile phones so we can stay in contact so easily but it is a shame.”
However, Curtis has previously explained that time apart has helped their relationship to blossom.
“I allow her to do all of the things that she wants to do and she allows me the same. That gives us space,” he said.
“Then when we come and see each other, we really miss each other.”
Maura supported Curtis when he starred in Dick Whittington at High Wycombe’s Christmas panto over Christmas.
Given that he posted a snap of the pair cuddling up backstage just two weeks ago, it seems pretty fair to assume that these two are very much still on.
The couple placed fourth on Love Island 2019.
They got together about two thirds through the show after Curtis dumped Amy Hart.
How much is Maura being paid for Dancing on Ice?
We don’t know exactly how much Maura has been paid for DOI.
But we do know that celebs appearing on the show will pocket anything between 20,000-100,000.
The highest-ever paid celeb contestant was Pamela Anderson who walked home with 150,000 for appearing in the series in 2013.
When is Maura Higgins appearing on Dancing On Ice?
On September 24, it was announced on This Morning that Maura Higgins will be taking part in the latest series of Dancing On Ice.
The reality TV star even made an appearance on the show to share the exciting news with ITV viewers across the nation.
Maura stood in a giant inflatable snow globe as Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby hyped up the reveal.
The Love Island beauty made it known that she’ll want to pair up with a strict professional partner in order to keep her tantrums in place.
“I need someone strict to keep me in line, ” she shared. “Otherwise Ill just throw a strop and lay on the floor.”
“[Headbangers] frighten me a lot. Im more excited than scared, though. I’m brave and competitive so I think that will drive me.”
Maura will be competing in the ITV reality show alongside 11 other celebrities – Michael Barrymore, Caprice, Kevin Kilbane, Lucrezia Millarini, H from Steps, Lisa George, Perri Kiely, Libby Clegg MBE, Joe Swash, Ben Hanlin and Trisha Goddard.
Has Maura Higgins had surgery?
Rumours have been swirling that Maura has had cosmetic surgery, as she looks starkly different now to photos taken during her youth.
However, her mother, Sharon, has vehemently denied her daughter had any work done, stating she has simply “matured”.
Speaking to the Longford Leader, Sharon said: “She never got plastic surgery ever. The only thing she ever got done – and she never hid it, she had it up on her own Instagram – was she got some lip filler.
It also turns out that Maura is very talented when it comes to applying makeup.
During her Christmas break back in Ireland, she shocked fans by posting a picture of herself wearing no makeup or fake tan – because she look
Pulling a cheeky smile and with her hair tied loosely back, Maura looked fresh as a daisy without a scrap of mascara or fake tan in sight.
Her au naturale look was in stark contrast to the Dancing on Ice launch earlier this month, which saw Maura suitably glammed up to the nines.
Perhaps this just goes to show her looks are all natural.
What is Maura’s official Instagram page?
Her official Instagram tag is @maurahiggins.
And given that shes a model who has worked with plenty of famous faces – and it isnt surprising to know that her social media page already has over 2.5million followers.
Maura uses the platform to showcase her modelling work while also giving fans a glimpse into her fabulous life, having recently flown to Palm Springs, California, for the annual Coachella music festival.
How did Maura Higgins become famous?
Maura Higgins is a 28-year-old model and grid girl from County Longford, Ireland.
And shes no stranger to being around celebrities, revealing that shes worked with plenty of athletes throughout her booming modelling career.
She has worked with brands like Monster and at events such as Bellator MMA and FIA World Rallycross.
In 2017, Maura also starred in Liam Paynes music video for his single Get Low and has met pop princess Ariana Grande.
However, it wasn’t until last year that she found fame after entering the Love Island villa where she met her now boyfriend Curtis.
Before meeting Curtis, her longest relationship lasted a whopping nine years.
Was Maura Higgins a presenter on This Morning?
Yes – Maura landed a hot spot to dish out no-nonsense relationship advice on the staple morning show.
TheLove Island runner-uplanded the role just a week after leaving the villa and fans think she has already mastered it.
Speaking about the decision to cast her, This Morning editor Martin Frizell described Maura as this year’s “stand out contestant.”
And discussing her role beforehand, Maura said: Im getting flutters about joining This Morning. I cant believe it. Its beyond my wildest dreams.
Ive grown up watching Phillip, Holly, Eamonn, Ruth and the team. Mad to think Im now part of that iconic family. Cant wait to crack on.
What happened to Maura Higgins on Love Island?
- Maura made her Love Island debut in episode nine let slip a number of shocking innuendos.
- She shared dates with Tommy Fury, Michael Griffiths and Danny Williams and Tom Walker before smooching with Dennon Lewis and then admitting she would be interested in getting to know Marvin Brooks.
- Things took a turn in the villa, when Amy Hart was crying overCurtis Pritchard and Maura delivered some home truths and told the former air hostess: “He doesnt [love you]”. Maura was then seen revealing to Lucie Donlan that she actually had a crush on Curtis.
- She decided to pull Curtis to the side for a little chat after Curtis dumped Amy confessing that she had feelings for him before they shared a steamy smooch during a lap dancing challenge.
- Curtis eventually chose Maura to couple up with and they enjoyed dates in the villa and nights under the sheets until Maura’s parents arrived and left viewers guessing, after her mum made some ambiguous comments about Curtis.
- In the final on July 29, 2019, Curtis and Maura came in fourth place – losing out to winners Amber Gill and Greg O’Shea.