12.01.2023 / 15:35
Dancing On Ice star Christopher Dean rushed to hospital in accident days before show start
Dancing On Ice judge Christopher Dean, 64, was taken to hospital following an accident ahead of the ITV show starting this weekend.The pro skater had to be seen by medics after breaking his finger just days before the 2023 series is set to begin.Sharing a picture of his bandaged finger to social media, he penned: "We were trying the Iron Lotus, but ended up doing a Half Nelson [referencing a fictional move in Blades of Glory] or did I just fall over a suitcase in the middle of the night."Christopher sits on the show’s panel alongside his skating partner Jayne Torvill, 65, as well as fellow celebs Oti Mabuse and Ashley Banjo.The show returns this weekend with contestants including Michelle Heaton, Mollie Gallagher and Joey Essex.Christopher’s fans and followers rushed to social media to send their best wishes to the star, who should be back on our screens on Sunday night.“Hope you heal quickly! Poor you,” Ophelia penned, while Deborah added: “I hope you’re on the mend soon.”“I would go with the iron lotus story.