Michael Barrymore pulls out of Dancing on Ice after injury

Ancient TV presenter Michael Barrymore has pulled out of Dancing on Ice after breaking a wrist at some level of practicing.

The sixty seven-365 days-venerable said he turned into once “absolutely devastated” to be taught he could maybe additionally not compete on the ITV programme.

He said he had “loved every 2nd of the race” and thanked the final public for their “overwhelming” lend a hand.

He’ll nonetheless appear on Sunday’s delivery present, which turned into once recorded pleasant week, but will then be replaced by Radzi Chinyanganya, formerly of Blue Peter.

Barrymore will additionally be within the studio when the present returns on 5 January.

In an announcement, the ex-Strike It Lucky host said he “took a tumble” at some level of rehearsals and within the origin thought his hurt turned into once merely a sprain.

He paid tribute to the “big bunch of folks” and “amazing manufacturing group of workers” who abet to develop Dancing on Ice “the graceful present that it is”.

Chinyanganya wished Barrymore “a rapid restoration” and said he felt “thrilled and privileged” to be part of the programme.

The 32-365 days-venerable will be paired with skater Jessica Hatfield, whereas Barrymore’s accomplice, Alex Murphy, will dwell as one other expert.

Barrymore is one of hundreds of stars who were pressured to drag out of Dancing on Ice, which first aired on ITV in 2006.

Keith Chegwin, Monty Panesar and Michael Underwood are amongst these whose practicing accidents noticed them sail a ways from old series.

Barrymore turned into once one of the most predominant celebrities to be named for the brand new series, whose line-up additionally involves mannequin Caprice Bourret and presenter Trisha Goddard.

ITV said he had been “a amazing addition to the Dancing on Ice family”, adding: “We would like him the total handiest.”

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