Dancing On Ice’s Christopher Dean in unfortunate accident

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Dancing On Ice’s Christopher Dean in unfortunate accident as he breaks a bone just days before show’s launch

Dancing On Ice‘s Christopher Dean has suffered a nasty bone break just days before the new series’ live launch on Sunday.

The former Olympic champion and ITV show judge, 64, took to social media to reveal he had gone to hospital after breaking his finger.

However, he wasn’t performing some elaborate stunt on the ice when it happened, he actually tripped over his suitcase.

Oh not the pinky!  Dancing On Ice's Christopher Dean tweeted that he's been in an unfortunate accident as he broke a bone just days before the show's launch

Oh not the pinky! Dancing On Ice’s Christopher Dean tweeted that he’s been in an unfortunate accident as he broke a bone just days before the show’s launch

Collective relief: He might struggle to do this move for a while but luckily Christopher is going to be OK

Collective relief: He might struggle to do this move for a while but luckily Christopher is going to be OK

Christopher posted a picture of his bandaged pinky on Twitter and wrote: ‘Yes broken [grimacing face].’

Skating professional Yebin Mok penned: ‘Oh no! Feel better soon! XX.’

And Robin Johnstone writing: ‘Oh no ouch!!! Feel better soon xo.’

Christopher had joked that he had been performing a move called the Iron Lotus, when it happened.

What's he going to do?  He dramatically shared a close-up of his hand as he updated his followers

What’s he going to do? He dramatically shared a close-up of his hand as he updated his followers

On Wednesday night, Christopher and his professional skating partner Jayne Torvill joined Gordon Ramsay at a party to celebrate his new show Next Level Chef

On Wednesday night, Christopher and his professional skating partner Jayne Torvill joined Gordon Ramsay at a party to celebrate his new show Next Level Chef

Before clarifying that it was just his suitcase which had caused the accident.

He wrote: ‘We were trying the Iron Lotus, but ended up doing a Half Nelson… or did I just fall over a suitcase in the middle of the night [laughing emoji].’

But luckily the small accident will not determine him from attending the hotly anticipated show on Sunday.

Ice to see you!  They're back as hosts of Dancing On Ice with the launch of the new series on Sunday and Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield were at the show's photocall this week

Ice to see you! They’re back as hosts of Dancing On Ice with the launch of the new series on Sunday and Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield were at the show’s photocall this week

He will join his professional partner Jayne Torvill as judge on the ice panel alongside dancers Ashley Banjo and Oti Mabuse.

The show will continue to be hosted by Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield.

The night before, Christopher attended Gordon Ramsay’s party held in honor of his new show, Next Level Chef.

Dancing On Ice starts Sunday January 15 at 6:30pm opn ITV1 and ITVX.

DANCING ON ICE 2023: MEET THE CONTESTANTS

PATSY PALMER

AGE: 50

OCCUPATION: Actress and DJ

WHAT DID THEY SAY?: ‘I’ve turned it down before because I was terrified, but when I turned 50 I made a pact to get out of my confront zone. ‘

EKIN-SU CULCULOGLU

AGE: 28

OCCUPATION: Love Island star

WHAT DID THEY SAY?: ‘I’ve got some amazing news to tell you. I’m so excited, I can’t wait to get myself on the ice and skate. Stay tuned and see you on the ice.’

MOLLIE GALLAGHER

AGE: 24

OCCUPATION: Actress

WHAT DID THEY SAY?: ‘I’ve not got the best coordination so when people find out they will laugh, but I don’t want to spend my life saying “I can’t do this, I can’t do that.”

JOEY ESSEX

AGE: 32

OCCUPATION: Former TOWIE star

WHAT DID THEY SAY?: ‘I’m so excited. I wanted something in my life with structure and it’s more serious than what I usually do.’

CARLEY STENSON

AGE: 36

OCCUPATION: Actress and West End star

WHAT DID THEY SAY?: ‘I’m so excited that I get to learn how to dance…on ice! I’m terrified but can’t wait – I just want to make the most of this whole experience.’

SIVA KANESWARAN

AGE: 33

OCCUPATION: Singer

WHAT DID THEY SAY?: ‘I want to learn how to skate and make my family proud of me and put on a show for everyone to see.’

JOHN FASHANU

AGE: 60

OCCUPATION: Former footballer and pundit

WHAT DID THEY SAY?: ‘I am definitely in it to win it. And this may be one of the scariest things I’ve ever signed up for but I couldn’t be more ready for the challenge!’

NILE WILSON

AGE: 26

OCCUPATION: olympic gymnast

WHAT DID THEY SAY?: ‘I’ve not done much ice-skating but I am so excited for the opportunity. I’m so excited to get into that routine and to feel like an athlete again.’

JAMES LEE WILLIAM AKA THE VIVIENNE

AGE: 29

OCCUPATION: drag queen

WHAT DID THEY SAY?: ‘To be the first drag artist to take part in one of the big UK reality competition shows is an honor and a big step forward for queer representation on TV.’

DARREN HARRIOT

OCCUPATION: comedian

AGE: 34

WHAT DID THEY SAY?: ‘I’ve got giant feet, I don’t skate and I can’t dance. My family has already made bets – they’re making bets that I’ll fall on the first episode!’

MICHAEL HEATON

AGE: 43

OCCUPATION: Singer

WHAT DID THEY SAY?: ‘I’ve always wanted to do it but I know I would never have been able to complete anything because of the way I was 18 months ago, so I’m really truly grateful that I’ve got it this year when I’m a lot stronger.’

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