Keith Chegwin pulls out of Dancing On Ice

TV presenter Keith Chegwin has pulled out of 'Dancing on Ice' after breaking three ribs and fracturing his shoulder during his first rehearsal for the ITV1 show

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Keith Chegwin

Keith Chegwin

Keith Chegwin has pulled out of 'Dancing on Ice' after breaking three ribs and fracturing his shoulder.

The TV presenter was taking part in his first rehearsal for the ITV1 show - which starts in January - but took a nasty tumble and had to be rushed to hospital.

Keith - who was being watched by skating legends Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean - told The Sun newspaper: "Torvill and Dean put a speed gun on me as I skated round. I got up to 15 miles per hour, turned left on the rink and then... bang!

"I couldn't breathe or talk. I had fractured my shoulder and later found out I'd broken three ribs. I am in a film at the moment called 'Kill Keith' and it felt like they were trying to kill me! But Chris was brilliant. He called everything to a halt. He and Jayne were fantastic. I was in awe of them anyway.

"It was like a private session with God. I ended up having four MRI scans and Chris has given me his personal physio."

Jayne and Christopher - who mentor the contestants - admit it's a big shame Keith, 54, won't be able to take part in the celebrity skating competition.

Jayne said: "It's such a shame to lose him. His enthusiasm was infectious."

Christopher added: "Keith is such a great character who had bundles of potential."

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