17/01/2021 08:52 GMT

Denise Van Outen Rushed To Hospital After Dancing On Ice Fall

The TV personality was rehearsing for Sunday's launch show when she "went flying" and injured herself.

Denise van Outen was rushed to hospital after suffering a fall while rehearsing for Dancing On Ice.

The TV personality partially dislocated her shoulder after “going flying” while practising with her partner, professional skater Matt Evers on Thursday. 

Speaking to The Sun on Sunday, Denise said: “I’ve taken a few tumbles since we started training but with this one I knew immediately it wasn’t good.”

Denise Van Outen

She continued: “I was rehearsing with Matt, hit my toe pick and went flying.

“Straightaway I knew I’d done something. I just thought, ‘Please don’t let it be a break’.

“The on-site medics and physio checked me over immediately and my shoulder was quickly iced.”

Denise said doctors told her she had suffered “partial dislocation and tendon damage”.

“It’s really affected my ability to move my left arm,” she told the newspaper.

Denise with skating partner Matt Evers

She added that she “must say an enormous thank you” to the “incredible” NHS staff who cared for her at a time when they are “so overstretched” because of coronavirus.

According to the PA news agency, Denise is still expected to perform in Sunday night’s launch show, despite The Sun reporting it was “touch and go” if she would be able to skate. 

She is one of 12 celebrities taking to the ice on the new series of the ITV skating show, alongside the likes of Myleene Klass, Jason Donovan, Rebekah Vardy and Colin Jackson

Dancing On Ice begins on Sunday at 6pm on ITV.