Dancing On Ice 'Hit By Injury Crisis'
Drama as skating show hopefuls hurt before series even starts...
The new series of Dancing On Ice is in crisis before it has even started according to reports, with a number of its highest profile contestants already injured.
Keith Chegwin was also forced to pull out of the show months ago after breaking his collarbone in his first ever practice session. At this rate there's going to be talk of a "curse of DOI".
The Sun newspaper reports that Chesney may miss Sunday's opening show after hurting his leg in a fall while training on New Year's Day, with doctors still refusing to sign him off to return to the rink.
Heidi was rushed to A&E with a suspected broken wrist, but despite her pain it was her partner Sylvain who appeared to come off worst - tearing a bicep and leaving himself out of the first episode at least.
Jennifer Ellison had to have her leg strapped up in hospital after twisting her kneecap while trying to do the splits, while Laila Morse has torn muscles in her shoulder but is postponing surgery on it so that she can still appear in the show.
Heidi Range described her painful accident: "I had my bone come out of my wrist and it happened to my ribs as well.
"I was doing a flying cartwheel and I heard my rib go and then the same thing happened to my wrist. I was sobbing in the hospital because I thought I couldn't do the show because they thought my wrist might be broken."
And Coronation Street star Andy Whyment, who has just received bruises himself so far, said: "We've been told this is the worst start to a series they've ever had.
"Wherever you look, someone is seriously injured."