Dancing on Ice contestant Matt Richardson is ‘gutted’ his best friend Caroline Flack won’t be able to watch him skate this weekend.
The comedian, who presented the ITV2 spin-off the Xtra Factor alongside the late Love Island host, paid a tribute to his pal who tragically died in February last year.
Speaking about Caroline was one of his ‘best friends in the world’, Matt said: ‘It’s weird, actually, when I got the call to go onto the show this week, she would have been one of the first people that I’d have rung.
‘So I had a real pang of sadness that this wasn’t something I could talk to Caroline about and would have had, you know, a really good laugh about.’
‘Like what I’d look like in the costumes and all that kind of fun, silly stuff. And she would have been amazingly supportive,’ he added to The Sun.
The 29-year-old described Caroline as ‘amazing and phenomenal’ as he explained ‘she helped me in everything’.
Matt will make his debut on the ITV competition this weekend to replace Rufus Hound, who had to pull out after contracting coronavirus.
He will compete against the likes of Rebekah Vardy and Corrie star Fay Brookes.
The TV presenter, who has been training for the show since October like the rest of the celebs, recalled getting a concussion and black eye in the early days of his training.
Discussing his injury on Lorraine earlier this week, he explained: ‘On the masterclass day, I went to skate and I was terrible and they said the problem was my limbs, which isn’t ideal.
‘He (Christopher Dean) gave me a pole to skate with to stop my arms moving and as I was skating with the pole, I caught the front of my blade and went over the front of the pole and because I was holding something I couldn’t put my hands out to stop myself so my face took all of the fall.
So far Denise Van Outen has been forced to drop out of Dancing on Ice after injuring her shoulder, while Graham Bell’s partner Yebin Mok was hospitalised after the cricketer sliced her leg open.
Dancing on Ice airs on Sunday at 6pm on ITV.
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