The celebrity figure skating competition is back this weekend with a new group of famous faces testing their skills on the rink, but the 39-year-old Coronation Street actor has suffered a bit of a setback.
On Thursday, his pro partner Amani Fancy shared a clip of the former soap star with an ice pack on his shoulder just days after another contestant was forced to drop out.
She captioned the video: ‘The wounded @ryanthomas84.’
Thankfully for Ryan’s fans, Amani reassured everyone he will be in tip top shape for the first live show.
She added: ‘Don’t worry everyone, they’re just sore.’
Ryan Thomas is ‘wounded’ before next week’s launch (Picture: Instagram)
Despite the ice pack, he’s not expected to miss the first live show (Picture: Instagram)
The path to the Dancing On Ice launch hasn’t been easy for Ryan, who previously had a ‘nasty fall’ on the ice.
Amani told This Morning that they had been training hard to avoid another painful incident.
She said: ‘I mean we’ve got a long journey ahead of us, we need to make sure that what happened in practice a few weeks ago doesn’t happen in the live shows – which was quite a tough fall.
‘But it’s not easy, they’ve got to lift us, they’ve got a life in their hands.’
Amani Fancy was delighted to be paired with Ryan (Picture: Ian West/PA Wire)
Despite the setbacks, the pairing with the ex-Corrie star has been a dream come true for Amani.
After the lineup was officially revealed, she wrote on Instagram: ‘I’ve honestly been hoping for this pairing since the @dancingonice line up came out after watching an interview Ryan was on, to the point where I’ve nagged production to tell me if it was him countless times but had no luck until today.
‘I’m so proud to be your partner and cannot wait to see you thrive and become the skater I know you can be.
‘Who knows, maybe we won’t be able to tell who the professional is by the end of the competition.’
Dancing On Ice returns Sunday, January 14 at 6.30pm on ITV1.
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