The actress revealed the news on her Instagram page, explaining that while she was “gutted” to pull out she was left with no choice following the results of a scan earlier today.
“Initially we thought with rest I could make a return to the ice, but a recent MRI scan has shown that I have 3 bone fractures as well as a partial dislocation,” she wrote.
“No wonder I’ve been in agony. I won’t be able to do any lifts, tricks or solo skating on the show due to my injury. I’m going to bail out gracefully with my DOI bling sling.”
Van Outen skated her first dance on the live show last weekend but said in her Instagram post that she did so “through a gritted smile because the pain was unbearable”.
She will be replaced on the series by Olympic gymnast Amy Tinkler, who will make her debut on this weekend’s show alongside her pro skater partner Joe Johnson.
Tinkler, who won a bronze medal at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, joins the Dancing…