Dancing on Ice star Greg Rutherford reveals ‘less than ideal’ injury

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16 Feb 2024, 15:21

Greg Rutherford danced with pro partner Vanessa James to On My Own from Les Misérables in week 5.

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Ahead of this weekend’s episode of Dancing on Ice, Greg Rutherford has shared an injury concern.

The former GB Olympic athlete has a groin injury, which he picked up while he was warming up for last week's show.

The contestant revealed the news on Channel 5 show Alexis Conran & Friends, saying: “With my body, there’s always something going on.”

Explaining the injury, he said: “The easiest way to say it is, I pulled my groin. So I’m dealing with that at the moment, which is not fun when you’re trying to do an ice skating show. 

"My body isn’t what it once was anyway, and I had to retire due to injuries anyway, so it’s very tough."

He continued: “The thing is, you never lose the mindset of what you have, so in training and everything else, you’ll always push yourself. But the problem is things like this then take place and then you deal with it again, which is less than ideal.”

The track and field star said: “Basically we’re having to push through to this weekend. I’m 100 percent going to be fine for the weekend. I just hope it doesn’t get worse.”

The athlete also admitted that he “hit the deck very hard” yesterday and that he has “a few bruises.”

In related Dancing on Ice news, judges Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean have confirmed they are retiring from skating in 2025. 

The duo shared the news on the 40th anniversary of their iconic Bolero routine in the 1984 Winter Olympics in Sarajevo. 

The former Olympians will say goodbye to their professional skating career in 2025 with a nationwide farewell tour, and professional skaters and celebs from Dancing on Ice are expected to make appearances.

Find out who has been eliminated so far from this year’s Dancing On Ice in our handy guide.

Dancing on Ice airs on Sundays on ITV1 and streams on ITVX.