UK Jason Donovan 'gutted' after being forced to quit Dancing On Ice last minute news


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- The Neighbours icon says he's devastated to withdraw from the injury-hit contest

UK Jason Donovan 'gutted' after being forced to quit Dancing On Ice last minute news


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- The Neighbours icon says he's devastated to withdraw from the injury-hit contest

UK Jason Donovan 'gutted' after being forced to quit Dancing On Ice last minute news
22 February 2021 - 20:30

PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Jason Donovan says he's 'gutted' after being forced to withdraw from Dancing On Ice. The Neighbours icon has quit the show on doctors' orders following a back injury. The singer and actor, 52, has taken the advice of the show’s medical team to pull out of the ITV celeb skating contest which has been blighted by injury and illness this series. Jason, who shot to fame in the 1980s playing Scott Robinson in the Australian soap Neighbours, had been resting for the past week due to back pain. Jason Donovan (Image: ITV) Unfortunately he had not made sufficient progress to be able to return to the ice. He announced on his official Facebook page: "Guys I am devastated to announce that due to this ongoing back issue that occurred on Dancing On Ice about 10 days ago and at the advice of the medical team in the show that unfortunately I can't continue in the competition and therefore have to withdraw. "It's a nightmare and I'm completely gutted." He added: "We put so much work in to getting to this point but I have to respect my health and I have to respect my body moving forward and that is my biggest priority. Jason and his skating partner Alexandra Schauman (Image: ITV) "I want to thank everyone at Dancing On Ice - Jayne, Chris, the judges, Phil, Holly, the production team, the runners." Jason, who competed in Strictly Come Dancing in 2011, also thanked the show's professional skaters "who do such a great job with us all", he said. And he thanked the fans of the show and his pro skating partner Alex Schauman, who he said had been a 'beacon of support.' Within competition rules, one week's leave from the show is permitted and because Jason can't return this week it means he has to leave  the competition An ITV spokesperson: "Jason Donovan has brought us so much joy with his performances on Dancing On Ice – from Priscilla through to the tango. Dancing on Ice original line-up Colin Jackson CBE, Denise Van Outen, Graham Bell, Lady Leshurr, Sonny Jay, Faye Brookes, Billie Shepherd, Jason Donovan, Joe-Warren Plant, Myleene Klass, Rebekhah Vardy and Rufus Hound (Image: ITV) "Our thanks go to Jason and his partner Alex for being so wonderful and committed to the series. "We’re sorry to see them leave and we wish Jason a speedy recovery." On Sunday Dancing On Ice, judged by Olympic legends Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean, took a break to give the cast chance to rest.

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. Emmerdale actor Joe-Warren and pro skater Vanessa Bauer had to leave the show following a positive Covid test. Comedian Rufus Hound left the show for the same reason while Denise Van Outen and Billie Shepherd both had to leave through injury. West End star Denise quit after a fall which left her with three bone fractures in her shoulder as well as a partial dislocation. And TOWIE star Billie suffered moderate concussion following a bump to her head. Hamish Gaman, who was partnered with Coronation Street star Faye Brookes, snapped a tendon while putting on a sock in an injury sustained off the ice. The pro ice dancer has had to withdraw from the contest to allow his injury to fully heal. Faye, from Flixton, will now continue in the competition with Matt Evers as her pro-skater partner. Sign up to the free MEN email newsletter Get the latest updates from across Greater Manchester direct to your inbox with the free MEN newsletter You can sign up very simply by following the instructions here Matt was previously partnered in the 2021 series with Denise. Dancing On Ice has no reserve skaters after already using Amy Tinkler and Matt Richardson, who have now been voted off. "Aww im gutted for you jas!" said one fan. Read More Related Articles Phillip Schofield casts doubt over the return of Dancing On Ice next weekend "But your right your health comes first." "Hope you feeling better soon gutted you have to with drawn from the show but your health is important x" said another. "You have been brilliant we are all gutted for you both but your health comes first," said another. Dancing On Ice returns this at 6pm as the competition continues with Rebekah Vardy, Lady Leshurr, Colin Jackson CBE, Sonny Jay and Faye Brookes.

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