Dancing On Ice 2012: Chesney Hawkes has broken his leg!

Chesney Hawkes (Dancing On Ice)

Details of Chesney Hawkes' premature exit from Dancing On Ice have been revealed today, with the singer having broken his leg.

Chesney, who was partnered with Canadian professional Jodeyne Higgins, fell during rehearsals on Monday.

The injury ended his journey on this year's show before it had even began, with X Factor's Chico stepping in to replace him.

“It wasn’t even a spectacular fall, it was a slight stumble as I practised with my skating partner," Chesney said.

He explained: "I think my children are the most disappointed; they were so excited at the prospect of watching me skate.”

Chico will join the rest of the skaters when the show kicks off on Sunday night.

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