DANCING On Ice’s Sonny Jay has said that the show’s excessive injuries only prove how “difficult” it is after FIVE stars dropped out of the “dangerous” programme.
Sonny appeared on Lorraine today
Jason became the latest drop-out of the series after suffering a back injury, with four other celebs and two professional skaters already forced to quit.
Speaking to Lorraine Kelly, Sonny said that the excessive ailments help to “humanise” the divisive ITV hit.
Lorraine asked: “Everybody seems to be forced out, are you okay? You haven’t got any injuries, nothing’s going to happen to you before Sunday is it?”
The star replied: “I really hope not, it just goes to show… This is the great thing about the show, it humanises things a bit.
He is currently competing on Dancing On IceCredit: Rex Features
“It is such a difficult thing to do and it really is a massive challenge, and of course with a massive challenge you can get injured.
“It is always in the back of your mind, and you don’t want to!”
Sonny added: “It’s such a shame Jason Donovan has gone – he was my pal.
“When you sign up to the show you do know it is a dangerous show… But it is so much fun so you can’t take that away from it.”
Sonny said the show injuries help to ‘humanise’ itCredit: Instagram
Denise was the first star forced to quit this seriesCredit: Instagram
The comments come after Lady Leshurr admitted that she feared she’d be the next star forced off the rink as she explained the toll training had taken on her body.
The Sun exclusively revealed earlier this week that Jason had left the competition after he failed to recover from a back injury having already taken a week off.
Denise Van Outen was the first celebrity to pull out after just one episode, having fractured her shoulder before the programme’s launch.
Billie Faiers also left after suffering concussionCredit: ITV
Other, including Joe-Warren, had a positive Covid testCredit: Rex Features
Second was Rufus Hound, who was forced out of the competition after testing positive for coronavirus – which was the same situation for Joe-Warren Plant.
Finally, Billie Faiers had to quit after she suffered concussion when she hit her head on the ice during training.
Worried producers sensationally axed last weekend’s episode of the show in the hope of an enforced hiatus allowing their stars time to recover from developing ailments.