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This afternoon, Denise Van Outen has announced via her Instagram account that she has had to withdraw from Dancing On Ice 2021. Having had a scan this morning, to check on the progress of a shoulder injury sustained from a fall on the ice whilst training, it has been determined that she cannot continue to skate whilst she recuperates.

A spokesperson for Dancing on Ice said: “We adore Denise and Matt and we’re so very sad to see them leave the competition so soon. They are both much loved members of the Dancing On Ice family and we’d like to thank them for their hard work, from the moment they began training through to the joyful performances they brought to the show. We wish Denise all the very best as she now takes some time to make a full recovery.”

With the departure of Denise Van Outen and Matt Evers, a new couple will step into the main cast with Olympic gymnast Amy Tinkler and her pro-skater partner Joe Johnson joining the line up from this weekend.

Dancing On Ice continues Sunday at 6pm on ITV.

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