DANCING On Ice has suffered a fresh blow as pro-skater Hamish Gaman has had to pull out of the competition after snapping a tendon in his hand.
Pro-skater Hamish Gaman damaged a tendon in his hand and will no longer compete on ITV’s Dancing On IceCredit: ITV
“Sadly we can confirm that Hamish Gaman, who has been partnered with Faye Brookes, has had to withdraw from the competition,” an ITV spokesperson said.
“We thank him for all his hard work and wish him the very best as he takes some time out to allow his injury to fully heal.”
Earlier today, Hamish opened up about his injury as he explained that he’d changed his and Faye’s routine at the last minute so he could still perform at the weekend.
He opened up about his injury earlier todayCredit: Heat Radio
He was confident he’d be back on the iceCredit: Heat Radio
He shared: “Faye wasn’t fully aware but I snapped a tendon in my hand and I was advised before the show that I’m putting my finger at risk for the rest of my life here.
“It’s one of those scenarios where there was a lot of people dropping out of the show and I love this show so much and I didn’t want to let the team down.”
The skater continued: “They strapped up my hand so I could get through the show. We had to make a lot of changes to the routine last minute, we re-choreographed the whole second half.”
In a quote tweet of his original interview, Hamish previously insisted he’d be back on the ice, writing: “I’ve been told that I don’t need surgery on my finger. I’ll just be sporting a bling splint for a few weeks.
Hamish will be replaced by Denise Van Outen’s old partner, Matt EversCredit: Rex Features
Faye will continue in the competition with MattCredit: Rex Features
“I can’t wait to return to @dancingonice with @Faye_Brookes on 28th Feb #DancingOnIce”
The show is going on a one-week enforced hiatus as bosses feared even more stars dropping out with injuries.
Denise was the first celeb to quit the show after fracturing her shoulderCredit: Rex Features
Billie had to quit after suffering concussionCredit: ITV
An ITV source told us: “Everyone’s just been working really hard to put on a brilliant series.
“The production team has been amazing working around new protocols and working around the pandemic which is ever-evolving with new variants and such.
Rufus tested positive for coronavirusCredit: Rex Features
Fans believe that Joe-Warren could be backCredit: Rex Features
“This break will just allow the cast and crew the time to take a breath. Everyone gives it their all and just wants the show to be amazing for viewers at home so a week to recharge and rest up before coming back will be great.”
Dancing On Ice will be back on our screens on 28th February, and fans have called for the last eliminated celeb, Amy Tinkler, to return.
Others believe that Joe-Warren could be in for a surprise comeback as his two-week coronavirus quarantine will be over in time for the next episode.