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Dancing On Ice REPLACE contestant weeks before launch after nasty injury

Dancing On Ice has had to replace one of its brand new contestants after a nasty fall during training.

The rived staking show which sees celebrities paired with professional skaters, has lost Ex-England cricketer Monty Panesar.

According to The Sun, Monty broke his ankle during training for the new series and has been ordered by doctors not to take part in any sport for the next six weeks.

However, show bosses have brought in a reserve contestant; singer Lemar.

Lemar will take Monty’s place on the show, with a source saying: “Monty suffered a nasty fall during training and has badly injured his ankle. It’s a quite serious fracture and he’s out of the competition.

Lemar will take Monty’s place

“He’s been told there’s no way he can be part of the new series, which he’s absolutely devastated about.

“He couldn’t wait to try a new sport and concentrate on something new in 2018 after retiring from his cricketing career.

“Lemar was obviously gutted to hear about Monty’s accident but is thrilled to have got the call up to the show. He’s been putting in plenty of hours of training.”

ITV also confirmed to the tabloid that Monty has withdrawn from the show, saying: “Owing to an injury sustained in training, Monty has had to withdraw from the competition.”

Dancing On Ice returns to ITV in January.

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