DANCING On Ice fans are convinced the show is cursed after the FIFTH star pulled out with a nasty injury.
Pro-skater Hamish Gaman became the latest person forced to quit the show yesterday after snapping a tendon in his hand.
But he was just the latest of a series of casualties in the 2021 series, which started off with pro Yebin Mok taking time out after a horrifying leg injury.
She was originally partnered with Graham Bell and vowed to return – only for the Olympian to be knocked out in week two.
Denise Van Outen was the first celebrity to quit the show after she fractured her shoulder in a rehearsal accident.
Her partner, Matt Evers, has stepped in as partner to Faye Brookes now Hamish has dropped out.
Comedian Rufus Hound was the second celeb to drop out after testing positive for coronavirus.
Then disaster struck again as Billie Faiers was forced to leave the show following a concussion in training.
Joe-Warren Plant became the fourth celebrity to depart last week after testing positive for Covid – but ITV says he and Vanessa Bauer can re-join the show if they test negative in time for the next show.
Meanwhile, Jason Donovan was forced to skip last weekend's show due to a back injury, while Rebekah Vardy and Lady Leshurr are also injured.
Myleene Klass, who was eliminated first, suffered from a torn ligament and a broken toe during her performance.
Now fans are insisting this series of Dancing On Ice is cursed after the series of injuries and illnesses.
One person said: "This years Dancing on ice is shaping up to be more ‘curse on ice’. There’s been nothing but injuries and illnesses and people having to pull out. Can’t get into it at all with all the changes"
Another added: "So…anyone planning to lift the curse from Dancing On Ice anytime soon?"
A third remarked: "This is bigger than any strictly curse!!!"
The Sun revealed the ITV show will be taking a week's break from filming to help people recover – meaning no show will air on Sunday.
Reserves Olympian Amy Tinkler, 21, and comedian Matt Richardson, 29, both had to be called upon, but were then voted off.
Insiders have told The Sun that Emmerdale's Joe and partner Vanessa are allowed to return because they only missed one week due to their Covid diagnoses.
Rufus Hound, 41, who had Covid, Billie Shepherd, 31, and Denise Van Outen, 46, who were both injured, all had at least two weeks off.
However, allowing them back has caused eyebrows to be raised among the cast – starting a favouritism row.
A source said: “It does feel like one rule for them and another for everybody else.
“It feels like nothing is going to get in the way of Joe and Vanessa winning this year’s show. They might as well get the trophy now.
“Two weeks ago they changed the rules to say that a positive test meant you were out for good. That’s why Rufus was given the boot and told he could not return. Now apparently it doesn’t."
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