Dancing on Ice in fresh chaos as Rachel Stevens pulls out this weekends show

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Dancing on Ice star Rachel Stevens will not skate this weekend, it has been confirmed.

The S Club 7 icon, 43, was due to make her show debut on Sunday night with her professional partner Brendyn Hatfield.

However, the pop star fell on the ice during training and as a result has sustained a fracture to her wrist.

A spokesperson for the ITV show said on Wednesday morning: "Due to an injury sustained in training and on the expert advice from the Dancing on Ice medical professionals, Rachel Stevens will not skate in this Sunday's show.

"We look forward to her returning to the show next weekend."

Bosses have confirmed that Rachel will skate for the first time in the competition in Week Three on Sunday, January 30.

Rachel pulling out of the show comes just days after fellow contestant Bez tested positive for Covid.

The Happy Mondays dancer, 57, is the first celebrity in the contest to be hit by the virus.

Bez, real name Mark Berry, said: "I've had a positive test. I'm gutted because I'm going to be missing training but I'm looking forward to skating on the show again for Week Three and I'll be tuning at home and cheering on my mates who are skating this weekend."

However, insiders are worried Bez’s early positive test is a bad omen for the show.

Last year Dancing On Ice was plagued with problems with stars having to miss training after catching Covid and also leaving the show through injury.

An ITV spokeswoman said: "We have stringent protocols in place to ensure the health and safety of all our contributors and staff which are routinely monitored and updated to reflect the current guidelines."

Rachel has recently revealed that she still has therapy to cope with her time in S Club 7.

She was in the chart-topping group from 1999 until 2003 and they achieved pop stardom with No1 singles such as Don’t Stop Movin' and Reach.

Rachel previously told The Sun: "You just kind of push it down and get on with it and suck it up. And that does take a bit of a toll.

"I’ve spent a lot of time trying to learn to undo that. It’s something I have to work on every day. I still speak to a therapist. That really helps."

Dancing on Ice continues Sunday night on ITV at 6.30pm

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