DANCING on Ice has been thrown into chaos by three celebs dropping out — but producers insist another will be eliminated this weekend.
Rufus Hound, 41, is self-isolating and Billie Faiers, 31, will miss the show due to her gran’s death. Both will be back.
Injured Denise van Outen, 46, has been replaced by gymnast Amy Tinkler, 21.
Denise, who was skating with pro Matt Evers, 44, had to throw in the towel on Tuesday due to the unbearable pain of an injury.
The TV host and West End performer tried to battle on with a dislocated shoulder that was fractured in three places following a fall on the ice.
Producers are poised to turn to TV host Matt Richardson, 29, as a stand-in if anyone else leaves permanently.
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An ITV insider said: “The trio of absences have caused major headaches. Bosses have to fill two hours in prime-time.
“They thought the biggest hurdle would be getting the programme on air, but they couldn’t have foreseen coronavirus causing a contestant to drop out at the same time that two other stars left due to an injury and a bereavement.
“With such a run of bad luck, they’re preparing for every possible outcome. They’re taking nothing for granted.”
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