This weekend's 'Dancing On Ice' elimination will go ahead, even though three stars have dropped out.

Denise Van Outen

Denise Van Outen

Denise Van Outen has quit the show with a shoulder injury and been replaced by gymnast Amy Tinkler.

However, Rufus Hound, who is self-isolating and Billie Faiers, who is taking time off due to the death of her grandmother, will both return so bosses have decided to go ahead with this week's elimination.

And TV host Matt Richardson is on standby to step in if any more contestants have to drop out.

A source told The Sun newspaper's Bizarre TV column: "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."