Connor Ball has leg ‘stitched up’ after fall on Dancing On Ice – but will skate tonight


Connor Ball has had his leg “stitched up” after a nasty fall live on last Sunday’s Dancing On Ice.

The 2022 series of the ITV show continued last weekend with its seventh live show.

It was props week with the remaining couples each having to incorporate a prop into their routines.

For The Vamps star Connor Ball and pro partner Alexandra Schauman that was a mop and bucket, with the pair skating to Paradise by George Ezra.

Their fast-paced routine was almost perfect but an unfortunate fall left them both crashing to the ice with Connor suffering a nasty cut to his leg.

“The blade went into my leg,” he told hosts Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield before insisting: “But don’t worry.”

The judges awarded Connor a total of 34 points for the performance and he avoided the skate off.

Writing on Twitter after the episode, Connor told fans: “guys im okay, currently getting my leg stitched up but thank you so so so much for voting me through once again, you guys are actually incredible i’m too lucky honestly”

Going on to share a picture on Instagram (if you’re squeamish, we’d advise not to look!), Connor added: “what a crazy night, i really did get too much into the whole pirate thing. thank you for all the messages i really appreciate it, im absolutely gutted about the routine but so grateful you guys still went absolutely mad and voted me through i can’t thank you enough!!

“once again an accident that never happened in training at all which makes it all the worse for me but gonna put it in the past and get back to training asap!!

“a huge thank you to the whole team for putting me back together as always and supporting through everything, it really means a lot. much love. x”

On the show, Ashley Banjo told Connor: “I really do hope you’re alright. It really is on the line with this show.”

Oti Mabuse said Connor “looked like one of the professional skaters” before adding: “Shame about the fall but you’re still fantastic.”

Dancing On Ice continues every Sunday evening on ITV and ITV Hub.

Also on the official line up for Dancing On Ice’s latest series are Coronation Street star Sally Dynevor, TV host Ria Hebden, singer Rachel Stevens, Paralympian Stef Reid, sportsman Ben Foden and Olympian Kye Whyte.

They’re joined by singer and dancer Regan Gascoigne, Happy Mondays’ Bez, Love Islander Liberty Poole, singer Kimberly Wyatt and Strictly star Brendan Cole.

As always, in each episode the cast of famous faces will skate live alongside their professional skaters in a bid to get top marks from the panel.

You can catch up on Dancing On Ice now via the ITV website.