Billie Faiers has quit Dancing On Ice 2021 (Picture: ITV)
The Towie star, 31, bumped her head during the accident on Friday – while rehearsing with professional partner Mark Hanretty – and suffered a moderate concussion.
A spokesperson for the show confirmed the news to Metro.co.uk in a statement, which read: ‘During rehearsals for this week’s show, Billie Shepherd has had a fall.
‘Taking the expert advice of the Dancing On Ice medical team, she sadly cannot perform this weekend and will therefore now withdraw from the competition.
‘We wish Billie well as she now takes the time to rest and recover.’
Billie will not be replaced on the ice after her exit (Picture: ITV)
She will not be replaced in the competition.
Billie didn’t compete in last week’s live show after the death of her grandmother – with bosses giving her a bye week.
However, only one bye week is permitted under competition rules, meaning she has been forced to leave the ice.
An insider told the Sun the mum-of-two was devastated over her exit.
Billie is ‘gutted’ over her Dancing On Ice exit (Picture: ITV)
‘Billie is absolutely gutted. She’s been really upset all day and would have done anything to stay in the competition,’ they said.
‘But it’s doctor’s orders and she has to put her safety first.’
Billie is the third celebrity who has been forced to leave this year’s competition over illness or injury.
Denise Van Outen was the first to retire from the ice, after she fractured her shoulder in a horror fall.
Despite managing to return to the show with her arm in a sparkly sling, she was advised to bow out from the ITV series – with gymnast Amy Tinkler taking her spot.
Comedian Rufus was forced to miss a live show after he came into contact with someone who had coronavirus, meaning he had to self-isolate.
It was revealed this week that the star had then tested positive for Covid himself, and was unable to return.
Show bosses unveiled Matt Richardson as his replacement – with the presenter making his debut in tomorrow’s show.
Dancing On Ice continues on Sunday, at 6pm, on ITV.