Dancing On Ice fans slam the show for ‘putting a strain on the NHS’ in a pandemic as five drop out with injuries


DANCING On Ice fans slammed the show for “putting a strain on the NHS” in a pandemic as five contestants have dropped out with injuries.

The show has been hit with a string of disasters, from Covid infections to fractured shoulders and concussions.

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Hamish became the latest person to drop out this week

There’s been so many injuries that some fans think there’s a curse on the series.

However, some are annoyed Dancing On Ice is going ahead – due to the strain it is putting on the NHS.

One person on Twitter said: “I’m all for TV entertainment during COVID, but as a lot of the celebrities are going off due to injuries, is it right to be putting more pressure on the NHS? For something that could be avoided? #DancingOnIce I’m thinking out loud here…”

Another added: “Why not just pull the show, contestants ending up in hospital or getting covid isn’t exactly helping the NHS and what about the crew they might be getting it too but its not mentioned”


One person on DigitalSpy’s forums said: “Personally I did say beforehand I was concerned about whether the series should go ahead due to it being the self-proclaimed ‘most dangerous show on TV’ and the pressure injuries put on the NHS at a time when the pandemic being at it’s absolute peak.”

The coronavirus pandemic has put a massive strain on the NHS and just a month ago a new Covid patient was admitted to the hospital every 30 seconds.

Moreover, 225,000 patients have waited more than a year for an NHS operation – including hip and knee surgery.

So far, five people have pulled out of the show due to nasty injuries.

Myleene Klass performed on her injury

Myleene received treatment for her broken toe after the show

He also suffered from a torn ligament

Pro-skater Hamish Gaman became the latest person forced to quit the show this week after snapping a tendon in his hand while putting on a sock.

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.

Jason Donavan suffered a back injury on the show

The star showed off the pads on his back

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.

Denise Van Outen with her fractured shoulder and Matt Evers, who has taken over from Hamish

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.