Dancing on Ice star forced to withdraw from ITV show after suffering horror fall

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    Gogglebox star Stephen Lustig-Webb has been forced to quit Dancing on Ice weeks before the series is due to start.

    The 52-year-old star quit the Channel 4 show after a decade earlier this year with plans to peruse further TV opportunities and was due to take part in the ITV skating show when it returns in January.

    However, bosses have confirmed that the TV personality is no longer able to take part in the competition after picking up an ankle injury in training. A spokesperson for Dancing On Ice said: "Stephen Lustig-Webb has had to withdraw from the show due an injury he sustained to his ankle during training. He is still very much a part of the Dancing On Ice family, we will be helping to support Stephen and we wish him well with his recovery."

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    According to Mail Online, Stephen underwent an operation to put metal plates into his ankle for additional support, but there's no hope of him getting back on the ice. It is the latest blow to Dancing On Ice as bosses after news that professional skater Matt Evers has quit the show.

    The 47-year-old professional skater has revealed that he will not be returning to the ice when the show returns to television screens in the new year. He joined the cast back in 2004 and made history when he became the part of the first same-sex pairing on the show with Steps singer Ian 'H' Watkins in 2020.

    Matt has also partnered Denise Welch, Pamela Anderson, Patsy Palmer and Gemma Collins over the years. In a statement to The Sun, he said: "I have some news to share. I knew this day would come at some point but I won’t be returning to Dancing on Ice this series. After 15 series of the show it was sadly time to hang up the skates for now. I have loved every minute of it (honestly!)

    "I’ve had some incredible partners over the years and we have created some fantastic TV moments! I mean who can forget that fall from Gemma, or the wardrobe malfunction from Pamela!" He added: "And I was honoured to make history with H as the first ever UK same sex televised partnership. To all my leading ladies (and H) it was a pleasure! Bonnie Langford, Lara Bingle/Worthington (Australian Dancing on Ice), Lisa Scott Lee, Suzanne Shaw, Zoe Salmon, Heather Mills, Denise Welch, Jorgie Porter, Pamela Anderson, Candice Brown, Gemma Collins, Ian ‘H’ Watkins, Denise Van Outen, Faye Brooks, Sally Dynevor and Patsy Palmer.

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    "I’ll miss each and everyone on the show, in front and behind the camera – and all of you the fans too. But of course I’ll be watching and commenting – which I can now be totally 100 per cent honest about so watch out – haha! I’m writing this from the West Coast of the US in sunny Los Angeles – but I’ll definitely be back in the UK very soon so watch this space! This isn’t a goodbye but a 'see you very soon.'."

    Dancing on Ice is expected to return to ITV1 in January 2024

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