TV | Denise Van Outen bows out of Dancing on Ice show after shoulder injury
This afternoon, Denise Van Outen has announced via her Instagram account that she has sadly had to withdraw from the Dancing On Ice 2021 competition. It comes after the celebrity injured her shoulder just over a week ago.
The star commented: “GUTTED! If you’ve been watching Dancing On Ice you will be aware that just over a week ago I had a nasty fall and injured my shoulder.
“I managed to skate my first dance with @themattevers on the live show through a gritted smile because the pain was unbearable. I’ve tried as hard as I can to carry on because I love the show and the amazing team in front and behind the cameras.
“Initially we thought with rest I could make a return to the ice, but a recent MRI scan has shown that I have 3 bone fractures as well as a partial dislocation. OUCH! No wonder I’ve been in agony.
“I won’t be able to do any lifts,tricks or solo skating on the show due to my injury.
“I’m going to bail out gracefully with my DOI bling sling. @themattevers has been the most incredible support and skate partner (a true friend) and I’m so grateful for his expertise in teaching me (ice virgin) the basics. I just wish I was well enough to learn all the fabulous tricks my injury won’t allow me to do. Chair dancing on Ice with a massive pie won’t get us points on the leaderboard.
“I’m actually proud of what I’ve achieved (not much, lowest scores so far). If you don’t mind I’m going to give myself a couple of points for bravery for doing cartwheels on Ice at 46 with broken bones.
“I wish all the celebs, pros and judges the best of luck for the rest of the series. I’m rooting for you all. Bunch of legends!”
The ice-skating competition show continues this Sunday on UTV at 6pm. Amy Tinkler, a retired British artistic gymnast and Olympics competitor, and Joe Johnson, will replace Denise Van Outen and Matt Evers.