Dancing On Ice has been plagued by misfortune this year – but who stays on the show and who is out?
A total of five candidates had to withdraw from the reality series without being elected by the public.
Yesterday (February 22), Jason Donovan was the last skater to quit after not shaking off the back pain.
What happened to Jason Donovan?
Jason had previously missed the live show on February 14th when he sustained a back injury.
However, the former neighbor star was unable to recover.
Upon leaving, Jason said, “I am devastated to announce that due to this ongoing prior issue that occurred with Dancing on Ice about 10 days ago and on the advice of my medical team on the show, I am sorry to be unable to continue competing and must therefore withdraw.
“We put so much work into getting to this point, but I have to respect my health and I have to respect my body moving forward. This is my top priority. “
In addition, Jason’s pro partner Alexandra Schauman admitted that she was “overwhelmed”.
She shared on Instagram: “Apart from the fact that our time together on the ice ended so abruptly when I had the feeling that we had so much more to show you all.
In addition, our time together on the ice came to an abrupt end
“But as always, thank you for all your love and support.”
Alexandra previously retired from last year’s series after a fall.
Who’s not on the show?
Meanwhile, Jason isn’t the only star to retire from this year’s series.
Denise Van Outen was the first celebrity to quit after suffering a serious shoulder injury.
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The presenter, who was replaced by reserve Amy Tinkler, announced she had three broken bones.
After her departure, Denise, she was “disappointed” to have to walk alongside Pro Matt Evers.
Billie Faiers also withdrew after hitting her head on the ice.
At the time, the reality star said on Instagram: “I’m so sad that our trip to @dancingonice came to an end after an accident at rehearsals and pushed us out of the competition.”
Additionally, Rufus Hound and Joe-Warren Plant had to withdraw after testing positive for coronavirus.
And it’s not just the celebrities, because skating professional Hamish Gaman has to leave the series because of a finger injury.
Who stays in Dancing On Ice?
Despite the chaos, there are still a handful of celebrities around.
Faye Brookes, Sonny Jay and Colin Jackson will all be skating this weekend.
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The threesome is also accompanied by Lady Leshurr and Rebekah Vardy.
Dancing On Ice will return to ITV on Sunday (February 28th), the broadcaster has confirmed.
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