Michael Barrymore withdraws from Dancing on Ice

We're really sad to confirm that Michael Barrymore has had to withdraw from Dancing on Ice due to injury.

“Shortly after shooting the “Dancing On Ice” Christmas Special, I took a tumble whilst rehearsing for the January shows," he said. "After the fall, I thought I had sprained my wrist but it turns out that it is broken. Unfortunately, the medics have told me that I cannot compete. I am absolutely devastated. I have loved every second of the journey so far with my wonderful dance partner Alex Murphy."

Please join us in wishing him all the best for a speedy recovery.

Radzi Chinyanganya

Presenter Radzi Chinyanganya and his Pro partner Jessica Hatfield will be joining the show instead - welcome on board, guys!

Michael and his skating partner Alex Murphy will still be taking part in Dancing on Ice at Christmas, this Sunday at 7pm on ITV and STV.