Hamish Gaman has quit ‘Dancing on Ice’ after injuring himself whilst putting on a sock.
The 37-year-old professional ice skater – who had been partnered with Faye Brookes – has been forced to back out of the ITV ice dancing competition after he sustained an injury to his hand whilst putting on the item of clothing.
An ITV spokesperson said: "Sadly we can confirm that Hamish Gaman, who has been partnered with Faye Brookes, has had to withdraw from the competition. We thank him for all his hard work and wish him the very best as he takes some time out to allow his injury to fully heal."
Despite Hamish’s injury, ‘Coronation Street’ star Faye will continue to take part in the competition, but will now be partnered with Matt Evers.
Matt was previously partnered with Denise van Outen, who pulled out of the series after just one performance when she dislocated her shoulder during rehearsals.
Hamish was signed off by the ‘Dancing on Ice’ medical team as safe to skate with some adjustments to the routine, but a follow-up exam this week concluded he is unable to continue performing.
The news comes after Hamish previously addressed his injury this week, when he revealed he had “snapped a tendon” in his hand on Friday (12.02.21), but had pushed on with his and Faye’s routine on Sunday (14.02.21).
He said: “Unfortunately I’m in a situation where I may have to withdraw if I need surgery. I would be heartbroken, Faye has worked so hard.
“Faye wasn't fully aware but I snapped a tendon in my hand and I was advised before the show that I'm putting my finger at risk for the rest of my life here.
“It's one of those scenarios where there was a lot of people dropping out of the show and I love this show so much and I didn't want to let the team down.”
Faye will skate with Matt for the first time on February 28, as the show will not air this Sunday (21.02.21) to allow for all couples to regain their strength following numerous injuries.