Denise Van Outen has been forced to pull out of Dancing On Ice 2021. West End, Broadway and TV presenting star Denise confirmed the news on Instagram, telling her fans that she was ‘gutted’ she had to withdraw from the show due to a shoulder injury she sustained when she fell during rehearsals.
Denise Van Outen reveals why she’s left Dancing On Ice
Sharing a selfie with pro skater partner Matt Evers, Denise wrote:
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.
Denise Van Outen Dancing On Ice replacement
Although Denise had already skated in the first week of the competition–which saw Myleene Klass voted out–ITV have announced that she will be replaced by another celeb. Ex-Olympic gymnast Amy Tinkler will now be joining the competition, skating with professional Joe Johnson.
A spokesperson for Dancing On Ice said:
We adore Denise and Matt and we’re so very sad to see them leave the competition so soon. They are both much loved members of the Dancing On Ice family and we’d like to thank them for their hard work, from the moment they began training through to the joyful performances they brought to the show. We wish Denise all the very best as she now takes some time to make a full recovery.