Gareth Thomas returning for Dancing On Ice final

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 6 March 2013
Gareth Thomas

Gareth Thomas

Gareth Thomas is returning for the 'Dancing On Ice' final on Sunday (10.03.13) as a former contestant, not a competitor following his withdrawal due to sickness

Gareth Thomas is returning for the 'Dancing On Ice' final.

The former rugby player was forced to quit the ITV skating contest on Sunday (03.03.13) after sickness left him unable to compete in a Save Me Skate with partner Robin Johnstone, but he is now back to full health and planning to take part in the special finale this weekend (10.03.13) as a former contestant.

He said: "I'm OK now, I got all cleared yesterday. I've had pins in me, I've been like a pincushion for the last few days getting all tests and everything kind of cleared, because I just want to get back on the ice on Sunday.

"It all started on the ice for me, and I want it to end on the ice so I want to do it on Sunday. I'm going to be back on Sunday, yes. But I'm not flying ever again, my feet are staying on the floor.

"We're not competing, I'm just back for the final. Everybody's coming back."

Although he is disappointed to not have a place in the final, Gareth insists it wouldn't have been fair if he were to be given a pass through to the next round.

Speaking on 'Daybreak' today (06.03.13), he added: "I didn't want to go through to the final unless I go through fairly. As a sportsman, I either go through fairly or I don't go through at all.

"But I just want to be there because we've got all really, really close as a group, and I want to be there to support the three finalists and also to see everyone else again."

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