Kye Whyte has been forced to pull out of Sunday's (30.01.21) episode of 'Dancing on Ice'.
The 22-year-old Olympian will not be taking part in the ITV skating competition's movie week after suffering a nasty accident during rehearsal.
Kye - who won a silver medal in BMX racing at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics - said in a statement: "Its an unfortunate accident. I've trained and worked hard with Tippy (Packard, professional partner) to perform this weekend.
"For me, as an athlete, I'm used to stuff like this happening where you get injured and can't compete. I'm more sad for Tippy, she's worked hard so not being able to skate is obviously upsetting.
"We both really wanted to do this number, it's a cool performance and we put a lot of effort into it.
"I was so happy and excited for everyone when they skated last weekend. I was watching and couldn't wait to skate this Sunday. I'll be there cheering everyone on!"
Kye sustained a sprain to his knee and medics on the show advised him not to take part in this weekend's programme.
An ITV spokesperson said: "During rehearsals for this Sunday’s show, Kye fell on the ice and sustained an injury and will therefore not perform in this weekend’s show."
This year's show has already been impacted by injury as Rachel Stevens was forced to pull out of her opening performance last weekend.
Happy Mondays star Bez also tested positive for coronavirus after his opening performance although he did not miss any programmes as a result.
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