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Dancing On Ice 2022: Rachel Stevens forced to pull out of show debut following injury

Rachel won’t be skating on Sunday night (Picture: ITV)

Dancing On Ice star Rachel Stevens will have to wait a bit longer to get her skates on as she’s been forced to pull out of Sunday night’s show due to an injury.

A statement released on the show’s official Twitter read: ‘Due to an injury sustained in training and on the expert advice from the Dancing on Ice medical professionals, Rachel Stevens will not skate in this Sunday’s show.

We look forward to her returning to the show next weekend @MsRachelStevens #DancingOnIce.’

Rachel reportedly fractured her wrist during training but is expected to return next weekend as normal.

The S Club 7 singer was due to skate for the first time on Sunday with professional partner Brendyn Hatfield as the remaining six celebs get on the ice.

Others who will make their dancing debut include Love Island’s Liberty Poole, rugby star Ben Foden and Connor Ball of The Vamps.

Rachel reportedly fractured her wrist in training (Picture: ITV)

Paralympian Stef Reid and dancer Regan Gascoigne complete the line-up for the latest instalment.

She’s not the only star who won’t appear on the ice after Bez tested positive for Covid following his performance on Sunday night.

The 57-year-old Happy Mondays star, who is partnered with reigning skating champion Angela Egan, is currently in isolation – which has been slashed to five days.

Bez wasn’t due to perform this weekend after safely making it through to another live show, and should return for week three, on Sunday, January 30.

‘I’ve had a positive test,’ Bez confirmed.

‘I’m gutted because I’m going to be missing training but I’m looking forward to skating on the show again for week three and I’ll be tuning at home and cheering on my mates who are skating this weekend.’

Bez – real name Mark Berry – became the first contestant to perform whilst donning a helmet and told viewers he was wearing protective clothing from head to toe.

The Happy Mondays’ maraca shaker told Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield ‘I’ve got everything. I’ve got my helmet, wrist guards, elbow pads, knee pads, back brace, and most of all, one to protect my own maracas!’

Dancing On Ice continues on Sunday at 6.30pm on ITV.

 


Credit: Original article published here.

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