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‘Ice skating is not for me’: Denise Van Outen reveals she might have to undergo surgery on shoulder

‘Ice skating is not for me’: Denise Van Outen reveals she might have to undergo surgery after fracturing her arm in 3 places on Dancing On Ice

Denise Van Outen has confirmed there is a strong possibility she will have an operation on her shoulder after injuring it in three places on Dancing On Ice, resulting in her early departure. 

The TV personality, 46, said ‘ice skating is not for me,’  as she admitted that training for the ITV show was much harder than she anticipated. 

She said to The Mirror on Friday: ‘I’ve got another scan soon so I’ll find out if I need to have keyhole surgery. It will mend and ice-skating is not for me.

Oh no! Denise Van Outen confirmed there is a strong possibility she will have an operation on her shoulder after injuring it in three places on Dancing On Ice, resulting in her early departure

‘Can I be honest, I thought ice skating would be easier than it actually is. 

‘I thought I’d be better at it because I’ve obviously danced when I was younger. I’ve watched it and thought “I can do that”.’

Earlier on Friday, it was announced that Dancing On Ice has been cut short after five celebrities were forced to quit due to injury and coronavirus

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

Ouch: The TV personality, 46, said 'ice skating is not for me,' as she admitted that training for the ITV show was much harder than she anticipated

Ouch: The TV personality, 46, said ‘ice skating is not for me,’ as she admitted that training for the ITV show was much harder than she anticipated

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.’ 

The show was cancelled last week after several celebrity contestants quit due to their skating injuries and positive coronavirus tests.    

A source speaking to The Sun about the shock decision claimed: ‘Everybody is absolutely gutted that it’s come to this.

Shock: Earlier on Friday, it was announced that Dancing On Ice has been cut short after five celebrities were forced to quit due to injury and coronavirus (Jason Donovan and Alexandra Schauman pictured)

Shock: Earlier on Friday, it was announced that Dancing On Ice has been cut short after five celebrities were forced to quit due to injury and coronavirus (Jason Donovan and Alexandra Schauman pictured)

‘But ultimately, due to injuries and shooting the show during a pandemic, they’ve been left with no choice.

‘They can’t compromise on the quality of the programme, so in order to keep it to the high standards that everyone expects, they’ve decided to trim the series by a show.’ 

The source added that by cutting the show short, it would ensure that those who are left would get the semi-final and grand finale they ‘deserve’.  

Jason Donovan was the latest celebrity to depart the show following a back injury, as he announced on Monday that he would not be returning to the ITV show. 

He became the fifth star to bow out of the ‘cursed’ competition after Denise and Billie Faiers had to leave due to injuries and Rufus Hound and Joe-Warren Plant were axed following positive Covid test results.   

Choice: 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'

Choice: 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’

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