Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield ‘desperately worried this series of Dancing on Ice is jinxed’
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With all the sudden exits and line up changes this year’s Dancing on Ice has already seen, it’s no surprise that the show’s presenters are reportedly feeling a little hot under the collar.
According to a source close to Holly Willoughby, she and Phillip Schofield are “desperately worried” that this series of the show is “jinxed.”
“Holly and Phil are desperately worried but they have to keep going,” the source told OK!. “It feels like the show is jinxed. Holly and Phil are dreading the next injury. They’re dropping like flies!”
It all started with Yebin Mok – professional partner to Olympic skier, Graham Bell. During the couple’s pre-launch rehearsals the pair suffered a nasty fall where Yebin fell onto the back of Graham’s skate.
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They were due to skate in the first show, but were replaced with comedian Rufus Hound and Robin Johnstone. Rufus then had to withdraw from the competition after having to self-isolate due to Covid-19.
Denise Van Outen was the next star to suffer an injury. After dislocating her shoulder and having a week off the ice, she had to withdraw from the competition to recover properly.
Former TOWIE star Billie Shepherd has had to forfeit her place in this year’s line-up after she hit her head on the ice during rehearsals, while today, Friday 12 February, it was announced that Joe-Warren Plant has been forced to quit after testing positive for covid-19.
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Ever the professionals, Holly and Phil know that the show must go on. “They’re laughing about it because that’s the way they cope,” explains the source, “but they are worried.”
So far, Olympic gymnast Amy Tinkler and comedian/TV presenter Matt Richardson have joined the show as stand ins. Amy is still in the competition, but Matt left last week after his first live show.
The source continues: “They’ve only got so many spare celebrities that have been training.
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“Holly is putting on a brave smile to get through it. But everyone behind the scenes is saying it’s the jinxed version of Dancing On Ice this year,” the source admits.
“They’re worried that it could be getting too tricky. It seems like the most popular faces are leaving.” When the line-up was first revealed, Myleene Klass, Denise Van Outen and Billie Shepherd were all pegged as popular candidates, but none of them are still in the competition.
Currently, the line-up consists of Jason Donovan, Colin Jackson, Faye Brookes, Joe-Warren Plant, Lady Leshurr, Rebekah Vardy, Sonny Jay and Amy Tinkler.
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