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Dancing On Ice star drops out of 2024 series after suffering injury-Sabrina Barr-Entertainment – Metro

‘Everyone is gutted.’

Dancing On Ice star drops out of 2024 series after suffering injury-Sabrina Barr-Entertainment – Metro

‘Everyone is gutted.’ (Picture: ITV/Shutterstock)

A Dancing On Ice star who was due to compete in the 2024 series had to drop out of the show after sustaining an injury.

Professional skater Tippy Packard, who joined the ITV programme in 2022, had been due to compete with Eddie the Eagle, who in turn had replaced injured Gogglebox star Stephen Lustig-Webb in the line-up.

However, after a training mishap, Tippy had to pull out of the competition, it’s been revealed.

The 28-year-old has been replaced by professional skater Vicky Ogden, who said that she was ‘thrilled’ to be joining Eddie on the ice.

A TV insider said that ‘everyone is gutted for Tippy’ after her injury.

They continued to The Sun: ‘She suffered an injury in training but we’re all hopeful that she’ll be back on the show soon.’

Tippy was supposed to take part on this year’s series with Eddie the Eagle (Picture: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire)

The Winter Olympics legend will now be skating with Vicky Ogden (Picture: ITV)

Metro.co.uk understands that Tippy injured her knee in the accident.

The skater had previously expressed her excitement over taking part with Eddie on Instagram, sharing a picture of her with the 60-year-old in November last year.

‘The Eagle has landed! We have completed the Class of 2024! I am so happy to introduce my partner for this series…the legend that is Eddie “The Eagle” Edwards,’ she wrote at the time, as the pair beamed at the camera.

Gogglebox’s Stephen commented underneath: ‘Yay good luck guys! I’m rooting for ya xx,’ after Eddie took his place in the competition.

Just a couple of months later, it’s now been revealed that Eddie will instead skate with Vicky, who celebrated their partnership on Instagram.

‘Exciting Announcement! 🎉 I’m absolutely thrilled to share that I’ll be skating with the incredible Eddie on this season of @dancingonice 🌟❄️,’ she wrote in her caption.

‘Eddie “The Eagle” is a true legend who has captured the hearts of fans worldwide. This year we’re determined to show just how iconic he is.

‘Together, let’s recreate the magic and cheer Eddie on like we did all those years ago. 🙌 Are you ready? 5,6,78 Let’s do this, Eddie! 💪❤️.’

The pair received a rush of support in the comments, with one fan called Karen commenting: ‘Thanks for stepping in to continue this journey with him. He’s been lucky to have had two lovely ladies help him on his journey.

‘Of course gutted for Tippy but I know you will both do the best you can together. Can’t wait to see you on the ice. I’m prob more nervous 😬 x❤️.’

‘So happy you’ll be back “properly”, hope Tippy’s ok though,’ someone else said: while another viewer stated: ‘I am so excited for you both and I can’t wait to wait your skating adventures! We will be cheering you on all the way from Sydney.’

Dancing On Ice is set to launch on Sunday at 6.30pm on ITV1 and ITVX.

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