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Dancing On Ice star rushed to hospital ahead of series return

"It’s touch and go as to whether I can skate tonight..."

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Denise van Outen has revealed it’s “touch and go” whether she can perform on Dancing On Ice tonight, after being rushed to hospital.

The West End star is set to take to the ice alongside her skating pro partner Matt Evers for the series return, but faced a serious injury in rehearsals earlier this week.

Speaking to The Sun On Sunday, the 46-year-old explained: “I was rehearsing with Matt, hit my toe pick and went flying.

“Straightaway I knew I’d done something. I just thought: ‘Please don’t let it be a break.’”

 

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“The on-site medics and physio checked me over immediately and my shoulder was quickly iced. Ultimately I had to have a trip to hospital where I was told I had a partial dislocation and tendon damage.

“It’s really affected my ability to move my left arm. It’s touch and go as to whether I can skate tonight,” she confessed.

“I’m working on recovering and hoping and praying I can do my routine. We are taking it hour by hour, I’m resting as much as I can and hoping for the best.”

 

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“I’m having ongoing physio and I’m determined that nothing is going to keep me from getting on the ice. I’ve got everything crossed that I can heal enough.

“I’m so proud of the routine we’ve worked on and I just really want to put on a good show. We’ve had to make some changes to not put any additional strain on my shoulder.

“Matt has been brilliant and he’s taking good care of me. We’re working so hard to put on an amazing show tonight.”

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Denise’s dislocation is the third major injury of the series so far, after pro-skater Yebin Mok received a stab wound from an ice blade in her leg, which means she will miss the first live shows.

Rebekah Vardy also revealed she sent her partner Andy Buchanan to hospital after “slicing his face” in rehearsals.

Denise and Rebekah are set to compete against Billie Faiers, Myleene Klass, Lady Leshurr, Graham Bell, Faye Brookes, Jason Donovan, Rufus Hound, Colin Jackson, Sonny Jay, and Joe Warren Plant.

Dancing On Ice begins at 6pm tonight, Sunday, January 17 on Virgin Media One.

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