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Denise Van Outen ‘upset’ over Ashley Banjo’s critique on Dancing On Ice after dislocating shoulder

Denise Van Outen has admitted that she was ‘really upset’ after Dancing On Ice judge Ashley Banjo critiqued her routine after she dislocated her shoulder.

The star, 46, was forced to quit the ITV show in January after her first routine following a fall in training which saw her dislocate her shoulder and suffer three fractures.

Denise and her pro skate partner Matt Evers only got to skate once in the competition, where they landed at the bottom of the leaderboard, after taking a tumble on the ice during rehearsals and suffering a painful injury. 

Injured: Denise Van Outen has admitted that she was ‘really upset’ after Dancing On Ice judge Ashley Banjo critiqued her routine after she dislocated her shoulder (pictured in January) 

Talking about her show performance while her arm was still strapped up following her injuries, Denise admitted she was ‘deflated’ over the judges’ critique.

The presenter also revealed that she was ‘shaking’ and ‘vomiting’ after her routine as she was in ‘so much pain’. 

Denise told The Sun: ‘I did feel deflated and really upset after Ashley said I needed to up my game. I thought, “How can I up my game with a fractured shoulder?”. I still haven’t been able to watch the routine as it makes me wince.

‘I skated off shaking and vomited because I felt in so much pain. I have no idea how I skated after my injury, it was so painful. If I watch it, it will take me back to the pain, it was excruciating.’

Ouch: The star, 46, was forced to quit the ITV show in January after her first routine following a fall in training which saw her dislocate her shoulder and suffer three fractures (Ashley pictured)

Ouch: The star, 46, was forced to quit the ITV show in January after her first routine following a fall in training which saw her dislocate her shoulder and suffer three fractures (Ashley pictured)

Sad: Denise and her pro skate partner Matt Evers only got to skate once in the competition, where they landed at the bottom of the leaderboard, after taking a tumble on the ice during rehearsals and suffering a painful injury (pictured during routine)

Sad: Denise and her pro skate partner Matt Evers only got to skate once in the competition, where they landed at the bottom of the leaderboard, after taking a tumble on the ice during rehearsals and suffering a painful injury (pictured during routine) 

Denise admitted that she was never going to be a ‘world champion figure skater’ and in the judges’ defence, they didn’t realise the extent of her injuries as she still skated on the show as she is a ‘tough cookie’.

Talking about how her recovery is going after sustaining the injury following a ‘freak accident’ in January, Denise said that her movement is still ‘limited’ and that she will receive physio for a further six weeks. She has managed to ‘escape’ an operation. 

Denise admitted that even though her stint on Dancing On Ice was ‘short-lived’, she felt ‘lost’ after she was forced to quit over her injuries as she loved spending time training with professional skating partner Matt. 

After her skate on the show in January, where she performed to Tina Turner’s Proud Mary, the presenter received a total score of 19.5 from the judges.

Hurt: Talking about her show performance while her arm was still strapped up following her injuries, Denise admitted she was 'deflated' over the judges' critique

Hurt: Talking about her show performance while her arm was still strapped up following her injuries, Denise admitted she was ‘deflated’ over the judges’ critique 

Awful: The presenter also revealed that she was 'shaking' and 'vomiting' after her routine as she was in 'so much pain' (pictured during routine)

Awful: The presenter also revealed that she was ‘shaking’ and ‘vomiting’ after her routine as she was in ‘so much pain’ (pictured during routine)  

Giving feedback, Ashley, 32, said: ‘Look, I have got so much respect for you. The ice is no joke!

‘It was interesting to see in two halves the contrast, because when you were on the stage – so at home, the energy was on point. 

‘But when you got onto the ice, you were way more reserved. I think without injury and way more confidence, it will translate from that to that.’

MailOnline has contacted Ashley’s representative for comment.

Sexy! Elsewhere during the interview, Denise admitted that she feels 'sexier' in her forties than she did in her twenties or thirties

Sexy! Elsewhere during the interview, Denise admitted that she feels ‘sexier’ in her forties than she did in her twenties or thirties  

Elsewhere during the interview, Denise admitted that she feels ‘sexier’ in her forties than she did in her twenties or thirties.

The presenter also revealed that she still wants to ‘look nice’ for her partner-of-seven-years Eddie Boxshall and she tries to keep ‘some level of glam’ during lockdown.

Denise added that Eddie was ‘glad to have her home in one piece’ after Dancing On Ice and he knew that she would fall from the moment she signed up.

The presenter also revealed that she has planned a register office wedding soon with her partner after Covid postponed their plans.

Sweet: The presenter also revealed that she still wants to 'look nice' for her partner-of-seven-years Eddie Boxshall and she tries to keep 'some level of glam' during lockdown

Sweet: The presenter also revealed that she still wants to ‘look nice’ for her partner-of-seven-years Eddie Boxshall and she tries to keep ‘some level of glam’ during lockdown  

Denise said: ‘I was going to propose last leap year, but we went into lockdown so it was impossible to do it properly. It didn’t feel right. So it’s a joint decision. There is no proposal. We’re doing it the modern way.’

The star added that they have both been married before and are in their forties so it won’t be a ‘massive, lavish’ wedding, adding that she doesn’t need a ‘diamond ring’. 

Denise previously revealed that she spent 15 hours with a dislocated shoulder after injuring herself because she ‘didn’t really want to bother the NHS’.

The actress and presenter explained that she spent a painful 15 hours with her injury before finally deciding she needed hospital treatment, because she didn’t want to add to the strain the NHS is under amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Speaking during an appearance on ITV’s Loose Women, she said: ‘After the rehearsal I spent 15 hours with my shoulder being dislocated, because we didn’t really want to bother the NHS knowing that they’re so overstretched.

‘So it wasn’t until the pain was so unbearable that they advised I went in to see them. They put my shoulder back in but it popped out again, and then I skated on it in the most excruciating pain I cannot tell you.

‘After that, I had an MRI, and it was fractured in three parts. So I’ve got three fractures and a dislocation.’

Despite her injuries, Denise and her professional partner Matt still took to the ice in January for their first – and only – routine of the series.

Ouch! The moment Dancing On Ice 's Denise dislocated her shoulder during rehearsal was captured on camera in harrowing footage

Ouch: The actress took quite the tumble in the painful-looking moment, as she's seen falling on her side on the hard rink

Ouch! The moment Dancing On Ice ‘s Denise dislocated her shoulder during rehearsal was captured on camera in harrowing footage

Getting checked out: One of the snaps showed Denise being looked over at the hospital

Getting checked out: One of the snaps showed Denise being looked over at the hospital 

And the blonde beauty has confessed she pushed through her routine because she didn’t want to let anybody down, especially her 10-year-old daughter, Betsy.

When asked how she coped with skating on her injured shoulder, she said: ‘I don’t really know myself how I did it. I’m a bit of an old school theatre entertainer, I’ve been doing this since I was a little kid… not the ice skating, evidently.

‘But I just took a deep breath, I had to grit my teeth, but I think there was a number of reasons why I wanted to [carry on].

‘First of all, Matt, my lovely skate partner, had been working so hard with me because I’d never skated before, and I’d just built my confidence up to do the skating, and I didn’t want to let him down.

So much pain: Denise previously revealed that she spent 15 hours with a dislocated shoulder after injuring herself because she 'didn’t really want to bother the NHS' (pictured with Matt)

 So much pain: Denise previously revealed that she spent 15 hours with a dislocated shoulder after injuring herself because she ‘didn’t really want to bother the NHS’ (pictured with Matt)

‘And also, my daughter. I knew she’d be watching, and I thought she’d be so upset if she doesn’t see Mummy go out and do her first skate. I just wanted to get on with it. I’m very much a “the show must go on” sort of person.’

This year’s series was hit by a long line of celeb exits, leaving some to think the season was ‘cursed’, with producers also running out of ‘back ups’ for the first time. 

The final aired in March where Sonny Jay and Angela Egan were crowned the winners of Dancing On Ice 2021. 

Prior to the finale, Jason Donovan departed the show following a back injury, as he announced in February that he would not be returning to the ITV show. 

Winners! The final aired in March where Sonny Jay and Angela Egan were crowned the winners of Dancing On Ice 2021 after a 'cursed' series

Winners! The final aired in March where Sonny Jay and Angela Egan were crowned the winners of Dancing On Ice 2021 after a ‘cursed’ series 

Emmerdale’s Joe-Warren Plant and his pro partner Vanessa Bauer were forced to withdraw after they both tested positive for COVID-19 while Denise exited the show after injuring her shoulder in three places and dislocating it.

Billie Faiers was then forced to quit the competition after hitting her head and suffering from a concussion, while Rufus Hound announced his shock exit after testing positive for coronavirus. 

As well as the celebs, pro skater Yebin Mok, who was partnered with Graham Bell, had to bow out of the show following a freak accident which saw her suffer ‘a very nasty wound from an ice blade’.  

Dancing On Ice 2021: The ‘Cursed’ Series

January 13

Graham Bell’s partner Yebin Mok sustains ‘a very nasty wound from an ice blade’ during rehearsals. 

While it was initially thought she would return to the competition, the injuries were worse than anticipated and she was replaced by Karina Manta. They were voted out the following weekend.

Ouch! Graham Bell's partner Yebin Mok suffers a freak accident after suffering 'a very nasty wound from an ice blade'

Ouch! Graham Bell’s partner Yebin Mok suffers a freak accident after suffering ‘a very nasty wound from an ice blade’

Out! While it was initially thought she would return to the competition, the injuries were worse than anticipated and she was replaced

Out! While it was initially thought she would return to the competition, the injuries were worse than anticipated and she was replaced

January 26

Denise Van Outen announces she’s quit Dancing On Ice after learning she’d fractured her shoulder in an accident during training. 

The presenter, 46, shared an Instagram statement telling fans she’d withdrawn the show after being told by doctors the injury would leave her severely limited in training.

Denise was replaced by retired Olympic gymnast Amy Tinkler, 21, who made her debut on the ice the following weekend alongside pro Joe Johnson. Amy and Joe were voted off on February 14.

Injury! Denise Van Outen announced she'd quit after fracturing her shoulder in training

Injury! Denise Van Outen announced she’d quit after fracturing her shoulder in training

Gone! The presenter told fans she'd withdrawn the show after being told by doctors the injury would leave her severely limited in training [pictured with pro partner Matt Evers]

Gone! The presenter told fans she’d withdrawn the show after being told by doctors the injury would leave her severely limited in training [pictured with pro partner Matt Evers]

January 28 

Billie Shepherd reveals her grandmother Wendy has tragically passed away. She died age 77 from pneumonia.

In the wake of the news it was revealed that the former TOWIE star wouldn’t appear in the next episode of the ITV skating show following the death.

January 31

Rufus Hound misses the live show due to coming into contact with someone with COVID-19.

Positive! Rufus Hound quit the show entirely, after testing positive for COVID-19

Positive! Rufus Hound quit the show entirely, after testing positive for COVID-19

February 3 

Rufus Hound quits the show entirely, after testing positive for COVID-19. 

The comedian, 41, took to Twitter to announce the news. He posted an accompanying video message explaining why he regretfully had to withdraw from the ITV skating competition.

Show bosses confirmed that Rufus and his professional partner Robin Johnstone would be both be stepping down and replaced by Matt Richardson, 29, and his pro-skater partner Vicky Ogden.

They were voted out after just one performance. 

Tragedy! Billie Shepherd's grandmother died, after which she suffered a concussion and had to pull out [pictured with pro Mark Hanretty]

Tragedy! Billie Shepherd’s grandmother died, after which she suffered a concussion and had to pull out [pictured with pro Mark Hanretty]

February 6  

Billie Shepherd is forced to quit the show after suffering a concussion following a fall in training. 

The Mummy Diaries star, 31, reportedly went to hospital for an MRI scan after being left unconscious following the accident.

The next day, Billie shared a photo of herself with professional partner Mark Hanretty from their ‘first and last’ dance as she confirmed her exit.

An ITV representative also confirmed to MailOnline that Billie would not be replaced for the remainder of the competition. 

Crestfallen! The Emmerdale actor, 18, said he was 'disappointed' to not be able to continue with the show, while his skating partner Vanessa Bauer, 24, said she was 'heartbroken'

Crestfallen! The Emmerdale actor, 18, said he was ‘disappointed’ to not be able to continue with the show, while his skating partner Vanessa Bauer, 24, said she was ‘heartbroken’

February 12

Joe-Warren Plant becomes the fourth celebrity forced to bow out after he tested positive for coronavirus.

The Emmerdale actor, 18, said he was ‘disappointed’ to not be able to continue with the show, while his skating partner Vanessa Bauer, 24, said she was ‘heartbroken’.

The professional skater revealed the pair got the ‘shock’ phone call during rehearsals on Thursday evening and said they ‘both feel fine’.

February 14

Jason Donovan, 52, pulls out of the Valentine’s Day live show with the star being advised to rest after suffering from back pain.

The former Neighbours actor said in a statement: ‘I’ve had back pain the past couple of days and I’m under doctor’s orders to take it easy and sit this week out. 

‘I’m resting up, I’ll be watching from home and cheering everyone on and I look forward to returning next week.’

He sent a video message into the show wishing his fellow contestants luck for the episode. 

Painful! Jason Donovan, 52, pulled out of the Valentine's Day live show with the star being advised to rest after suffering from back pain

Painful! Jason Donovan, 52, pulled out of the Valentine’s Day live show with the star being advised to rest after suffering from back pain

Another one bites the dust! Hamish Gamin was forced to bow out after injuring his hand 'whilst putting on a sock'

Another one bites the dust! Hamish Gamin was forced to bow out after injuring his hand ‘whilst putting on a sock’

February 15

ITV announce that Dancing On Ice will not air on February 21, but will be back, live on February 28. 

The purpose of the break was to allow the stars a week off to give both cast and crew a chance to ‘recharge and rest up’.

In a statement from an ITV spokesperson, it was revealed that show bosses felt it ‘prudent to take a week’s break at this juncture’ to protect ‘the welfare of all of those involved.’

February 16

Pro skater Hamish Gaman quits what is increasingly being referred to as the ‘cursed’ show. 

Hamish, 37, is forced to bow out after injuring his hand ‘whilst putting on a sock’.

An ITV spokesperson told MailOnline: ‘Sadly we can confirm that Hamish Gaman, who has been partnered with Faye Brookes, has had to withdraw from the competition.

‘We thank him for all his hard work and wish him the very best as he takes some time out to allow his injury to fully heal.’

Faye remains in the competition but is instead partnered with Matt Evers, who was previously partnered with Denise Van Outen.   

Bye! An ITV spokesperson told MailOnlin - 'Sadly we can confirm that Hamish Gaman, who has been partnered with Faye Brookes, has had to withdraw from the competition'

Bye! An ITV spokesperson told MailOnlin – ‘Sadly we can confirm that Hamish Gaman, who has been partnered with Faye Brookes, has had to withdraw from the competition’

February 22

Jason Donovan quits the show after failing to recover from a back injury.

The Neighbours star, 52, had pulled out of the Valentine’s Day live episode to recover but on the advice of medics is not returning to the competition. 

He announced the news on Facebook, saying he’s ‘completely gutted’ to leave as he thanked his pro partner Alexandra Schauman for all her support. 

Jason said: ‘I am devastated to announce that due to this ongoing back issue which occurred on DOI about 10 days ago and at the advice of my medical team in the show that unfortunately I can’t continue the competition and therefore have to withdraw.    

‘It’s a nightmare and I’m completely gutted, we put so much work into getting to this point, but I have to respect my health and body moving forward and that’s my biggest priority.’

February 26

ITV confirmed that the show’s finale will now be taking place on Sunday March 14, instead of the original date of March 21

A spokesperson for the show said in a statement: ‘ITV have taken the decision to move the final of Dancing on Ice forward by one week. 

‘The competition’s final will now take place on Sunday 14th March. Our production team and cast have delivered a fantastic show during incredibly challenging times.

‘Continuing to make the best TV for our viewers is our top priority and we look forward to the rest of the series, on air from this Sunday at 6pm.’

Another exit: Jason Donovan quits the show after failing to recover from a back injury, announcing the news on Facebook (pictured with Alexandra Schauman in February)

Another exit: Jason Donovan quits the show after failing to recover from a back injury, announcing the news on Facebook (pictured with Alexandra Schauman in February)


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