Dancing On Ice’s Joe-Warren Plant ‘heartbroken’ and Vanessa Bauer in tears after being forced off show with Covid


DANCING On Ice’s Joe-Warren Plant has said he is “beyond heartbroken” after being forced off the show with coronavirus.

The 18-year-old Emmerdale actor paid an emotional tribute to dance partner Vanessa Bauer saying: “I can never repay you.”

Joe-Warren Plant and Vanessa Bauer have had to leave Dancing On Ice

Vanessa, 24, posted her own emotional message admitting: “I am writing this in tears.”

The pair had to drop out of the beleaguered contest after both testing positive for the deadly virus.

Joe told fans this afternoon: “Unfortunately, due to contracting and testing positive for Covid-19, me and Vanessa will no longer be competing on @dancingonice.

“I am beyond heartbroken that our journey has been cut short.

The devastated stars have both tested positive for coronavirus

Heartbroken Vanessa posted a cute picture of the pair together at rehearsals

“For the past few months we have dedicated our entire lives to the show and I can’t even describe how I feel knowing we won’t be able to showcase what we were capable of and on the road to achieving.✨.”

He added: “Dancing on Ice has been the most amazing experience. I have met so many incredible / kind people who I now consider as family and I have loved every minute sharing this journey with you all.”

Vanessa shared a picture of them together writing: “We are heartbroken .”⁣

She added: “Joe and I feel fine, but our COVID tests came back positive and that means the end for us on @dancingonice 🥺.

The pair grabbing an ice-cream each in Joe’s hometown of Blackpool

Vanessa called Joe ‘the best partner I could have wished for’

“I am writing this in tears as I’ve loved every minute on this years show with @joewarren_plant!

“He is the best partner I could have wished for, we worked so hard for months, had so much fun together and had SO SO much more to show 🥺

“It feels surreal as we were training up until last evening before the shock call hit us… ⁣

“It is devastating that our journey has been cut short like this but we both still had the time of our lives ❤ .


“We love @dancingonice and want to thank everybody for the support this year ❤ . Please stay safe.⁣ Joe & V x.”

Vanessa was supported by her Dancing On Ice co-stars, with Hamish Gaman telling her: “This breaks my heart for you and Joe .”