James Jordan says his bags are already packed after Dancing On Ice suffers another setback

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Former Dancing On Ice champion James Jordan has said that he is willing to don his skates and compete again, following the loss of several contestants on this year’s series. The 42-year-old, who won the ice skating contest in 2019, joked that he was on standby for the call on Twitter today.

Earlier this morning, Dancing One Ice confirmed that Jason Donovan will not be competing in tonight’s show.

The Australian actor has been forced to miss a week after suffering with back pain during rehearsals but plans to return next week.

“Jason Donovan will not be competing on this evening’s show as he has back pain and has been advised to rest,” the show’s official Twitter account told fans.

“He will be taking a break tonight but plans to return next week once recovered #DancingOnIce.”

The news comes after it was revealed that Joe-Warren Plant was leaving the competition for good.

The 18-year-old actor was forced to drop out of the show after testing positive for coronavirus.

The loss of Jason and Joe will hit Dancing On Ice hard, as they have already used all of their back up contestants, following earlier exits.

Comedian Rufus Hound was the first to leave after testing positive for COVID-19 at the start of the month.

Meanwhile, TV presenter and performer Denise Van Outen withdrew from the competition after dislocating her shoulder.

Former TOWIE Billie Shepherd missed a week due to bereavement and then suffered a head injury causing her to leave the programme.

Clearly eager to get back on the ice, James tweeted: “My bags already packed!!!”

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James made his comments online, in view of his 273,700 followers, after another user reached out to him

“The_JamesJordan keep your phone on this morning, you might get a call,” the tweet read.

Many took to the comments section to share their thoughts.

“Oh my god not another one,” one person wrote alongside the post.

“Will there even be a show, two more celebs out? How will they fill two hours?” a concerned viewer added.

Earlier in the week, James told fans he was ready to go after hearing the news of Joe’s exit.

“Are you waiting by the phone @hayleysoraya???” he wrote online, tagging Hayley Tamaddon, who won the series ten years ago, into the post.

“I’ve already dusted my skates off incase I get the call from @dancingonice.

“All I need is a blade sharpen from @IceLukasz and a little check over from @BhamPhysioLtd and I’m ready to go. #DancingOnIce,” he continued.

“Hahaha! I love this! Oh I’m so there!” Hayley replied.

“Slightly heavier, somewhat older, and a whole less bendier… but I’m there!” she went on to add.

“It’s ok for me, I was already old when I did it and have never had any great flexibility.

“But nearly 20kg,” he candidly admitted.

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