Dancing On Ice chaos as three celebs drop out – and replacements run out

The Dancing On Ice line up has taken another knock with a third celebrity forced out.


Three stars have had to step down from this year’s show and two reserves have been brought in to join the cast.

Denise Van Outen was first to quit due to an injury, seeing her and pro partner Matt Evers forced out of the competition.

Olympian Amy Tinkler joined the show last weekend to take her place before Rufus Hound had to leave this week on health and safety grounds.

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Amy Tinkler joined the cast last week. Picture: ITV
Matt Richardson
Matt Richardson joins this Sunday. Picture: ITV

TV presenter Matt Richardson will take his place in the line up, skating for the first time this evening.

News of Rufus’ exit was shortly followed by ITV announcing that Billie Shepherd also has to quit the competition after a fall in training.

They said: “During rehearsals for this week’s show, Billie Shepherd has had a fall.


“Taking the expert advice of the Dancing on Ice medical team, she sadly cannot perform this weekend and will therefore now withdraw from the competition.

“We wish Billie well as she now takes the time to recover.”

There will be no new replacement for Billie as the show has already used up all of its reserve skaters.

Alongside newcomers Matt and Amy, those currently left skating on the competition are TV personality Rebekah Vardy, Emmerdale actor Joe-Warren Plant, Capital radio DJ Sonny Jay and Corrie’s Faye Brookes.

Joining them are Neighbours legend Jason Donovan, Olympic hurdler Colin Jackson and musician Lady Leshurr.

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Denise Van Outen was forced to quit with an injury

This weekend they’ll face a new dance challenge before the latest skate off sees another celeb sent home.

Last weekend saw Olympic skier Graham Bell become the second celebrity to be voted out of the competition after the skate off against Rebekah Vardy.

Dancing On Ice airs Sundays at 6PM on ITV.

Hosts Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield are joined by John Barrowman, Torvill and Dean and Ashley Banjo who are back behind the judges’ desk.


You can watch Dancing On Ice online via the ITV website.

Picture: ITV