Dancing On Ice 2021 has only had one official live show but already most of this year’s line-up have been knocked down by some nasty injuries.
With so many accidents fans are calling out the show for ‘wasting the resources of the NHS amid a pandemic’, it doesn’t seem like it’s going to get any easier either.
That’s before all the bumps and bruises suffered just by falling on their bum on the ice!
Here’s all the major accidents that happened so far – and what it’s meant for their place in the competition.
Andy Buchanan (face sliced by Rebekah Vardy)
Rebekah Vardy was left horrified when she misplaced her foot during a flip and sliced partner Andy’s face as a result.
The cut went straight over his cheekbone and was just a couple of inches below his eye.
Thankfully after getting medical attention he was stitched up and it was fine, but Becky was mortified.
‘He was fine. All he was concerned about was making sure that he could skate the next day, where I was not interested in that in the slightest, I just wanted to make sure that he was OK,’ she assured.
‘It was quite scary. But it brings back the realisation that what we’re doing is really bloody dangerous, but he’s fine. It’s a bit dramatic but he’s OK.’
Yebin Mok (stabbed by Graham Bell’s skate blade in fall)
Graham Bell and Yebin Mok were meant to perform on the first show of the series, but a freak accident meant that Yebin was rushed to hospital.
Speaking after the injury, Graham said in a statement: ‘I fell when we were training on Monday and Yebin my pro-dance partner fell onto the back of my skate.
‘She was cut quite badly on the shin and needed an operation to clean and stitch up the wound.
‘She spent Monday night in Watford hospital and was released yesterday, luckily there was no nerve or tendon damage.’
Yebin later posted a video from hospital saying she was fine, and praising the NHS.
She’s being replaced by Karina Mantra as Graham’s partner.
Denise Van Outen (dislocated shoulder)
Denise was rushed to A&E after a lift attempt with pro Matt Evers went disastrously wrong and she landed awkwardly on the ice.
Being given gas and air, it was later revealed she had dislocated her shoulder and had tendon damage, needing some time to allow it to heal.
But like a true pro, just 48 hours later and she performed on the live show – to the cheers of viewers at home who could see she was in pain.
The judges also acclaimed her as the pinnacle example of ‘the show must go on’.
Joe-Warren Plant (faceplanted ice on live show)
Pro skater Vanessa Bauer had joked that Emmerdale star Joe was stumbling at least once a day prior to the live shows – but seems to finally have it nailed on the day.
That is, until they took to the stage to perform a routine to Sucker by Jonas Brothers, and after almost completely nailing the elaborate routine, Joe suffered a tumble and went flying flat onto the ice.
He managed to style it out and brushed it off like a champ, completing the routine and all the complicated lifts to the praise of viewers at home.
Dancing On Ice continues Sunday at 6pm on ITV.
Credit: Original article published here.