Libby Clegg of Dancing On Ice has announced that she has split from her fiancé.
The Paralympic athlete posted the news on Instagram, detailing how difficult 2023 was for her as a’single parent’.
As part of an update to her fans, the 33-year-old shared a cute photo of herself and her son Edward.
‘Many of you may not know this but 2023 has been one of the hardest years of my life,’ she wrote in the caption.
‘There’s been a lot more downs than ups and at times I’ve really felt like giving up. This little boy has brought me so much joy and happiness and made me smile even when I didn’t think it was possible.
‘Being a single Mum is toughest thing I’ve ever had to overcome.’
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Libby concluded her message with hope for the year ahead, writing: ‘Looking forward to 2024, I’m excited for what my future will bring with a fresh start.’
In 2020, the athlete appeared on Dancing On Ice, becoming the first blind participant in the ITV season and finished third.
Libby has been dating fellow Paralympic athlete Dan Powell since 2017, who became the first blind contender on Ninja Warrior the following year.
After their engagement, they announced the birth of their son in 2019.
On April 14, 2019, Libby posted on Instagram about the birth of their baby.
Posting a picture of the newborn baby boy and another of her with Dan holding their child, she wrote at the time: ‘Dan and I welcomed our beautiful little boy Edward Daniel Powell weighing 8lbs 9oz yesterday 💙 Completely in love 💙
‘The past few days would’ve been incredibly hard if it wasn’t for Dans incredible support. Words can’t describe how much I appreciate him. My world is complete.’
Dancing On Ice returns on Sunday at 6.20pm on ITV1 and ITVX.