This weekend’s Dancing On Ice live show has been cancelled amid reports of multiple injuries on set to the celebrities, ITV has confirmed.
The news comes as the show has now lost four of its celebrity couples as a result of injury or illness. So far, Denise Van Outen injured her shoulder, Rufus Hound and Joe-Warren Plant both pulled out after a positive Covid test, and Billie Faiers withdrew after suffering an injury.
“ITV have taken the decision to pause Dancing on Ice this week and there will be no live show on Sunday 21st February,” the broadcaster said in a statement.
“Each week our production team and cast have delivered a fantastic show during incredibly challenging times,” the spokesperson said. “The welfare of all of those involved is important to us and we felt it prudent to take a week’s break at this juncture. Continuing to make the best TV for our viewers is of paramount importance to us and we look forward to resuming the competition next week, with the show back live on Sunday 28th February.”
ITV will air Dancing On Ice: The Greatest Show On Ice in its place this weekend.
Before Sunday’s show, Jason Donovan did not take part due to back pain he felt in rehearsal.
“I’ve had back pain the past couple of days and I’m under doctor’s orders to take it easy and sit this week out,” he said. “I’m resting up, I’ll be watching from home and cheering everyone on and I look forward to returning next week.”
Dancing On Ice returns to ITV on February 28th.