Dancing On Ice: Who is replacing Denise Van Outen on Dancing On Ice?
Dancing on Ice: Sonny Jay and Angela Egan perform routine
Dancing On Ice is well underway but sadly fan-favourite Denise Van Outen is pulling out of the race after two weeks in the competition. But as she makes her exit from the ITV show, another famous face will putting on their skates instead. Express.co.uk has everything you need to know about who is replacing Denise Van Outen.
West End star Denise Van Outen took to Instagram today, Tuesday, January 26, to reveal she will be taking a step back from Dancing On Ice because of an arm injury.
She suffered a fall and despite being able to dance her first routine with professional skating partner Matt Evers, Denise will not be able to carry on in the competition.
On her Instagram page, Denise said: “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.”
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Denise continued: “Matt Evers 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.”
But fear not as Denise’s replacement on the skating show has already been announced.
Who is replacing Denise Van Outen on Dancing On Ice?
Stepping into Denise’s skates will be Olympic gymnast Amy Tinkler.
The 21-year-old won bronze during the 2016 Olympic floor exercise at the Olympics and the 2015 British all-round champion.
She retired from competing in January last year and so it’s no surprise she is looking to take on her next challenge: Dancing On Ice.
Amy will be joined on the ice by pro-skater partner Joe Johnson who will be part of the line-up from this weekend.
More to follow…
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