Oh no! Dancing On Ice contestant forced to QUIT – but you’ll LOVE their replacement!

Dancing On Ice

by Emma Dodds |
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Dancing On Ice have lost one of their celebrity signings due to serious injury - but their replacement will make viewers VERY happy.

The newest series of Dancing On Ice has been plagued with drama from the very start after two of the professional dancers had to quit as their previous relationship was coming between them.

Megan Marschall and Lloyd Jones broke up earlier this year after dating for over a year, and broke out in "blazing rows" on the ice.

But yet ANOTHER person has been forced to drop out - but it's not a personality clash at fault this time.

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Unfortunately, former England cricketer Monty Panesar has had to pull out of the show after crashing on the ice and breaking his ankle.

A show insider told The Sun: "Monty suffered a nasty fall during training and has badly injured his ankle. It’s a quite serious fracture and he’s out of the competition.

"He’s been told there’s no way he can be part of the new series, which he’s absolutely devastated about."

Monty Panesar

Poor Monty was apparently looking forward to "trying out a new sport" and "concentrating on something new" after retiring from cricket.

But we're sure that fans on the show will be VERY excited to hear who Monty's replacement is.

Drum roll please...


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The Fame Academy star has been secretly training as a back-up just in case anyone wasn't able to compete in the show, and will take Monty's place with his partner Melody Le Moal.

According to The Sun, he was "gutted" to hear that Monty had been injured, but was "thrilled" to be able to have a go on the show.

An ITV spokesperson said: "Owing to an injury sustained in training, Monty has had to withdraw from the competition."

Here are the other celebrities who have joined up to Dancing On Ice 2018


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Kem Cetinay

Love Island 2017 winner Kem Cetinay was the third celebrity to be announced for the show. He's probably hoping he has the same success as he did on** **Love Island!

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Jake Quickenden

Jake Quickenden found fame when he was a contestant on The X Factor in both 2012 and 2014, and will surely be a hit with viewers of the show. He said: "I'm terrified. I had my first training session yesterday - I was freezing! Ice is cold! But it was amazing, the coaches are unbelievable. I just feel so lucky that I've been asked to do it."

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Candice Brown

Candice Brown won The Great British Bake Off in 2016, has been confirmed for the show - will she win yet again? She said: "It's nerve-wracking. I start my training today. I take my first steps on the ice later on. My friends call me Bambi on Ice and that's just normal day to day!"

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Max Evans

Scottish rugby union ace Max Evan has also been confirmed to appear on the show. He could be taking dancing tips from his brother Thom who appeared on Strictly Come Dancing back in 2014.

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Brooke Vincent

Coronation Street** **actress Brooke Vincent was the first celebrity to be confirmed for this year's show. The actress said she's doing the show to 'challenge' herself.

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Cheryl Baker

Bucks Fizz singer Cheryl Baker has joined the show, but after the first training session, she's told her fans not to bet on her! She said: "I started training yesterday. It was such huge fun. I've never skated apart from when I was about 12. I am feeling nervous."

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Alex Beresford

Good Morning Britain presenter Alex Beresford confirmed he is appearing on this year's series. The 37-year-old said: "I've wanted to do this show for ages. It's been the biggest secret I've ever kept."

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Donna Air

Donna Air confirmed she would be taking part in the show on Loose Women. Donna said she was nervous about taking part, but she was also excited. "It is absolutely terrifying. It's exciting though, it's looking like it's going to be a great series. It's really difficult."

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Perri Shakes-Drayton

British track and field athlete Perri Shakes-Drayton is swapping the track for the ice rink as she takes part in the new series. Perri confirmed her appearance in an interview on BBC Radio 1Xtra, saying: "It is an opportunity and I was told in the past I'd never be able to run again and that was not nice to be told."

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Antony Cotton

Coronation Street actor Antony Cotton is the 11th celebrity to be announced for the new series. Antony, who plays Sean Tully in the soap, said: "I better get my skates on - I've got practicing to do!"

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Stephanie Waring

Stephanie is the third soap star to sign up to the series after Corrie actors Brooke Vincent and Antony Cotton.

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Monty Panesar

Former England cricketer Monty Panesar has been forced to pull out of the competition after breaking his ankle. An insider told The Sun he was "absolutely devastated".

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