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Dancing On Ice 2021 professional Hamish Gaman, who is paired with Faye Brooks, has been forced to drop out of the competition due to injury.
An ITV Spokesperson: "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."
Hamish's injury is in relation to his finger which occurred off the ice.
Hamish sustained the injury whilst putting on a sock – joking about the embarrassing fail live on last Sunday's show.
He was initially signed off by the medical team as safe to skate but had to adjust some parts of his and Faye's routine.
Sadly, a follow up examination this week has resulted in medical experts concluding that he is unable to continue.
Sources close to the show add that it's "essential for Hamish to have this time to heal properly in the interest of safeguarding against any long-term damage".
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As as result, Faye will continue in the competition but he paired with professional skater Matt Evers.
Matt was initially paired with Denise Van Outen but she was forced to drop out of the show after shattering her shoulder.
The current series of Dancing On Ice has been plagued with problems.
First Densie was forced to pull out of the show then Rufus Hound and Billie Shepherd were also forced to quit the series.
The number of drop-outs has become so bad that even Phillip Schofield joked to co-host Holly Willoughby that they could soon have to take to the ice as they kicked off Sunday's episode.
Last week, Emmerdale actor Joe-Warren Plant became the latest celeb to call time on his Dancing On Ice days for good after testing positive for Covid-19.
Joe-Warren said in a statement: "Having tested positive for Covid this now means the end of the competition for Vanessa and I.
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"I have loved every minute of being a part of Dancing On Ice and I am disappointed as I feel I had so much more to give and was working hard to perfect each performance.
"Thank you so much to Vanessa for being a fantastic teacher and although it's been cut short, I've thoroughly enjoyed this experience."
Then hours before last Sunday's show, ITV confirmed that Jason Donovan would not be competing on this evening’s episode.
The singer was said to be suffering back pain and has been advised to rest.
Talking about his injury, Jason said: “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'.
But while Jason may have been planning on getting ice ready for this weekend, ITV bosses took the tough decision to pull the next episode of the show.
An ITV spokesperson said: 'ITV have taken the decision to pause Dancing on Ice this week and there will be no live show on Sunday 21st February.
'Each week our production team and cast have delivered a fantastic show during incredibly challenging times.
'The welfare of all of those involved is important to us and we felt it prudent to take a week's break at this juncture.
'Continuing to make the best TV for our viewers is of paramount importance to us and we look forward to resuming the competition next week, with the show back live on Sunday 28th February.
In place of Dancing On Ice this weekend a special entitled Dancing On Ice: The Greatest Show On Ice will be shown on ITV at 6pm on Sunday. This one-off show will celebrate the most memorable moments in the show's history.
'Dancing On Ice will be back, live on Sunday 28th February.'
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