WATCH Most shocking Dancing On Ice !NJURIES EVER from BR0KEN B0NES and SL!CED SCALPS to h0spital dashes – amid claims the show could be facing the axe

Dancing On Ice is back on our TV screens for another series, with the latest intake of celebrities battling it out on the rink.

But every year as the competition hits ITV, there are a number of injuries caused by the treacherous ice – with Greg Rutherford, Ryan Thomas and Roxy Shahidi among the victims this year. 

It has prompted fans recently to questioned the safety of the ITV show following several falls and injuries this series.  

In addition, in 2021 after a series of A&E dashes even before launch night, many viewers took to Twitter to claim that the show was ‘stretching the NHS‘.

And now Dancing On Ice judges Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean‘s decision to retire from skating could signal the beginning of the end for the show following a ratings tumble.

Amid claims the show could be facing the axe MailOnline takes a look at the worst falls and injuries over the year along with a series of other controversies from the show…

Dancing On Ice is back on our TV screens for another series, with the latest intake of celebrities battling it out on the rink (hosts Stephen Mulhern and Holly Willoughby seen)
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Dancing On Ice is back on our TV screens for another series, with the latest intake of celebrities battling it out on the rink (hosts Stephen Mulhern and Holly Willoughby seen)

But every year as the competition hits ITV , there are a number of injuries caused by the treacherous ice - with Greg Rutherford, Ryan Thomas (seen) and Roxy Shahidi among the victims this year
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But every year as the competition hits ITV , there are a number of injuries caused by the treacherous ice – with Greg Rutherford, Ryan Thomas (seen) and Roxy Shahidi among the victims this year

Iconic Falls

Todd Carty surprised everyone (including himself) when he lost his balance and found himself flying down the tunnel during his performance back in 2014.

Skating alongside his partner Susie Lipanova, suddenly the former EastEnders actor, 60, lost his balance and flew down the tunnel off stage, while Susie completed the routine alone.

Judge Jason Gardiner said at the time: ‘Todd you’re like a derailed locomotion’, as the star was voted out in week four.

Meanwhile Gemma Collins took a serious tumble when her graceful routine to Celine Dion’s It’s All Coming Back To Me Now suffered a bump in the road.

As the TOWIE star, 42, tripped and fell on the rink back in 2019, her professional partner Matt Evers rushed to her aid.

Returning to the show as an audience member for the show’s Christmas special later that year, she said: ‘I got so excited, I just went too over the top with my movement, which you’re not allowed to do in ice skating and my toe pick got caught – and bang.

‘I thought I was dead. I literally thought I was dead.’

Joe Pasquale managed to fall off the ice in his week one routine to Queen’s Flash.

Skating towards a podium for the finale of the routine, the actor, 62, flew off the ice and landed in a heap, before quickly clambering to his feet and stumbling to the top of the podium for an epic finish.

Host Christine Lampard joked: ‘Well he not only entertained us, I think he possibly winded himself as well.’

Todd Carty surprised everyone (including himself) when he lost his balance and found himself flying down the tunnel during his performance back in 2014
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Todd Carty surprised everyone (including himself) when he lost his balance and found himself flying down the tunnel during his performance back in 2014

Skating alongside his partner Susie Lipanova, suddenly the former EastEnders actor, 60, lost his balance and flew down the tunnel off stage, while Susie completed the routine alone
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Skating alongside his partner Susie Lipanova, suddenly the former EastEnders actor, 60, lost his balance and flew down the tunnel off stage, while Susie completed the routine alone

Meanwhile Gemma Collins, 42, took a serious tumble when her graceful routine to Celine Dion's It's All Coming Back To Me Now suffered a bump in the road
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Meanwhile Gemma Collins, 42, took a serious tumble when her graceful routine to Celine Dion’s It’s All Coming Back To Me Now suffered a bump in the road

Joe Pasquale, 62, managed to fall off the ice in his week one routine to Queen's Flash as he flew off the rink before racing up the podium
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Joe Pasquale, 62, managed to fall off the ice in his week one routine to Queen’s Flash as he flew off the rink before racing up the podium

Skating is a famously dangerous sport, and contestants are constantly aware of the perils involved while taking part.

Brookside actress Jennifer Ellison, 40, accidentally struck herself in the head with her skate while trying to perform a tricky manoeuvre back in 2012.

Despite the injury during the ‘scorpion kick’ she bravely continued to finish her routine, receiving her highest score up until that point.

The blonde left the ring as soon as her routine ended to receive medical help with blood pouring from her head.

Meanwhile in 2006, England goal keeper David Seaman accidentally dropped partner Pam O’Connor during rehearsals.

The footballer attempted to swing his partner round by her feet only to hit her face on the ice and result in a hospital dash.

Skating is a famously dangerous sport, and contestants are constantly aware of the perils involved while taking part (Jennifer Ellison pictured injured in 2012)
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Skating is a famously dangerous sport, and contestants are constantly aware of the perils involved while taking part (Jennifer Ellison pictured injured in 2012)

In 2006, England goalkeeper David Seaman, 60, accidentally dropped partner Pam O'Connor during rehearsals
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In 2006, England goalkeeper David Seaman, 60, accidentally dropped partner Pam O’Connor during rehearsals

Brookside actress Jennifer, 40, accidentally struck herself in the head with her skate while trying to perform a tricky manoeuvre back in 2012
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Brookside actress Jennifer, 40, accidentally struck herself in the head with her skate while trying to perform a tricky manoeuvre back in 2012

Accusations of bullying

Supermodel Caprice Bourett accused pro Hamish Gaman of bullying after she exited the show after two weeks in 2020.

Reports claimed she was ‘poised to sue ITV over the fallout’ and allegations that the skater ‘gaslighted’ her in tough training sessions.

Caprice was said to have complained about Hamish and the duo were assigned a supervisor to watch their rehearsals.

Despite the allegations, ITV said they ‘found no evidence of bullying’ on the show.

ITV told MailOnline at the time: ‘We take allegations of bullying very seriously but found no evidence on Dancing On Ice and we strongly refute any suggestion to the contrary.

‘We’re very proud of the team, both on and off screen. They produce a fantastic show and we are committed to ensuring that everyone who works on the programme is fully supported.’

Supermodel Caprice Bouret, 52, accused pro Hamish Gaman, 40, of bullying after she exited the show after two weeks in 2020 (pictured together)
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Supermodel Caprice Bouret, 52, accused pro Hamish Gaman, 40, of bullying after she exited the show after two weeks in 2020 (pictured together)

Reports claimed she was 'poised to sue ITV over the fallout' and allegations that the skater 'gaslighted' her in tough training session
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Reports claimed she was ‘poised to sue ITV over the fallout’ and allegations that the skater ‘gaslighted’ her in tough training session

On screen arguments 

Former judge Jason Gardiner, 52, left the show four years ago, following a series that saw him at loggerheads with contestant Gemma Collins. 

The drama between Jason and Gemma played out on the 2019 series, with them at each other’s throats during the critiquing.

It eventually reached boiling point when the TOWIE star accused the judge of ‘selling stories’ about her and her apparent poor work ethic.

The uproar eventually cost Jason his job on the show and he was replaced in 2018 by John Barrowman, 56 – before he faced the chop due to accusations of inappropriate behaviour. 

But his altercation with Gemma wasn’t his first after he found himself face to face with Denise Welch’s then husband Tim Healy back in 2011.

After Jason described Denise and Matt’s routine as ‘watching two people playing Twister’ and called her upbeat routine from the week before ‘abysmal’ Tim decided to take matters into his own hands.

As the audience cheered the Benidorm actor went face to face with Jason as he said: ‘Listen mate she’s 52 and she’s got four jobs, how many jobs have you got?’

‘Oh my God you’re breath!’ exclaimed Jason as he dramatically wafted the air, as Holly joked: ‘You mess with Denise you mess with her husband’.

Former judge Jason Gardiner, 52, left the show five years ago, following a series that saw him at loggerheads with contestant Gemma Collins
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Former judge Jason Gardiner, 52, left the show five years ago, following a series that saw him at loggerheads with contestant Gemma Collins

It eventually reached boiling point when the TOWIE star, 42, accused the judge of 'selling stories' about her and her apparent poor work ethic
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It eventually reached boiling point when the TOWIE star, 42, accused the judge of ‘selling stories’ about her and her apparent poor work ethic

In 2011, Jason found himself face to face with Denise Welch's then husband Tim Healy after she received critique from the harsh judge

Denise and Matt were overcome with surprise as Tim confronted Jason, as the judge exclaimed: 'Oh my God you're breath!'

In 2011, Jason found himself face to face with Denise Welch’s then husband Tim Healy after she received critique from the harsh judge

Backstage romances 

Just like its rival Strictly Come Dancing, the ITV show is no stranger to the dreaded curse and stars finding love with their professional partners.  

Coronation Street’s Samia Ghadie, 41, split from her co-star Will Thorp and found happiness with French skater Sylvain Longchambon, 43, – with whom she is now married and shares a son.

The budding romance also saw Sylvain split from Hollyoaks’ Jennifer Metcalfe, 40, after also meeting her on the ITV show.

EastEnders’ Shona McGarty and former co-star Matt Lapinskas ended their romance during his stint on the series, reportedly due to his relationship to partner Brianne Delcourt.

The actor went on to date the professional for a year before the stunner dumped him amid cheating allegations.

David Seaman, 60, also found love with pro Frankie Poultney, 49, after retuning to the show for a second later making her his third wife.

Coronation Street's Samia Ghadie, 41, split from her co-star Will Thorp and found happiness with French skater Sylvain Longchambon, 43, The pair are now married and share a son (pictured in 2013)
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Coronation Street’s Samia Ghadie, 41, split from her co-star Will Thorp and found happiness with French skater Sylvain Longchambon, 43, The pair are now married and share a son (pictured in 2013)

The budding romance also saw Sylvain split from Hollyoaks¿ Jennifer Metcalfe, 39, after also meeting her on the ITV show (pictured in 2010)
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 The budding romance also saw Sylvain split from Hollyoaks’ Jennifer Metcalfe, 39, after also meeting her on the ITV show (pictured in 2010)

EastEnders¿ Shona McGarty and former co-star Matt Lapinskas ended their relationship during his stint on the series, reportedly due to him ¿growing close¿ to partner Brianne Delcourt
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EastEnders’ Shona McGarty and former co-star Matt Lapinskas ended their relationship during his stint on the series, reportedly due to him ‘growing close’ to partner Brianne Delcourt

 

 Judges battling it out

One of the show’s most memorable moments was Jason and head coach Karen Barber’s on air argument. 

After Karen attempted to offer constructive criticism Johnson Beharry VC, acid-tongued Jason jumped in with a put-down.

Attacking the former judge he said: ‘Karen if your opinion mattered, you’d still be on the panel’. While Karen clapped calling him ‘offensive’ and questioned what he brought to the show.

Once again finding himself in trouble with bosses Karen reportedly saved him from getting the sack. 

One of the show's most memorable moments was Jason and head coach Karen Barber's on air argument
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One of the show’s most memorable moments was Jason and head coach Karen Barber’s on air argument

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