Five crises the show has faced this year

Dancing On Ice star Billie Faiers left the show after suffering a concussion after falling on the rink.

The reality star retired from the competition following expert advice from the show’s medical team.

Billie is the youngest celebrity to leave the show and this is just a crisis ITV had to deal with during this year’s series.

Here are five crises Dancing On Ice has faced so far.


Billie has quit Dancing On Ice (Image credit: ITV)

Billie Faiers quits Dancing On Ice

ITV confirmed that Billie will no longer run in the competition after hitting her head on the ice.

A spokeswoman said The sun: “Billie Shepherd fell while rehearsing for this week’s show.

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“After the professional advice of the medical team at Dancing on Ice, she will unfortunately not be able to perform this weekend and will therefore now withdraw from the competition.

“We wish Billie all the best as she is now taking the time to relax.”

What did Billie say?

Billie said on Instagram alongside a photo of herself and her partner Mark Hanretty: “I’m so sad that our trip to @dancingonice came to an end after a rehearsal accident on Friday that left me with a head injury and knocked us out of the competition .

“I will miss being part of this incredible show so much.

“I wish the rest of the cast so good luck and I will be cheering you all on every Sunday, you are all amazing !!!”

It is unknown if Billie will be replaced. ED! has asked ITV representatives for comment.

Denise Van Outen on DAncing On Ice
Denise left the show after suffering a shoulder injury (Credit: ITV)

Denise Van Outen’s leaves show after an injury

The actress retired from skating competition after injuring her shoulder while exercising.

Denise revealed on Instagram that she had three fractures and a partial dislocation.

The star said she was “disappointed” to leave the show with her professional partner Matt Evers.

Denise has been replaced by Olympic gymnast Amy Tinkler.

Amy Tinkler on dancing on ice
Amy replaced Denise in the program (Credit: ITV)

Rufus Hound replaced by coronavirus

The comedian was another star to leave the series.

Last month, Rufus, 41, was previously forced to skip the show after coming into contact with someone with COVID-19.

However, earlier this month Rufus pulled out of the competition after testing positive.

In a YouTube video, he explained: “Unfortunately the rules for Dancing on Ice are completely strict and dry, very strict because they have to keep everyone in this production as safe as possible.”

Rufus Hound on DOI
Rufus left the show after testing positive for COVID-19 (Credit: ITV)

He added, “While I was just quarantined, there seemed to be a window of time for me to get back to the show, a window that I now know doesn’t exist.

“I am grateful to ITV for everything they have done during that time and tried to get me back to the show.”

Rufus also praised his professional partner, Robin Johnstone, calling her a “tremendous buddy”.

In the meantime, he has been replaced by comedian Matt Richardson.

Dancing on ice
Graham and Yebin suffered a “freak accident” during training (Credit: ITV)

Yebin Mok was injured

The professional skater Yebin Mok retired from the first show after a “freak accident” during training.

Yebin had a cut in his leg after an accident on the ice with Olympic skier Graham Bell.

Graham told us, “I feel massively guilty. You don’t want anyone on your watch to get hurt.

“She said it’s nowhere near the level of pain that she struggled with when she was injured, which is good.”

However, last month Graham was banned from the competition, so Yebin is unlikely to return.

Dancing on ice in chaos
There are no more reserves available (credit: ITV)

No more reserves

Meanwhile, earlier this month, host Phillip Schofield announced that the show had run out of resources for the first time in the show’s history.

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He said that morning: “It’s very tough on the ice rink. So we were able to continue the show, but we’re really sad that Rufus should go.

“I asked my team about it and found that this was the first time we had used both reserves.”

Dancing On Ice will air tonight (February 7th) at 6pm on ITV.

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