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That's gotta hurt! 5 of the best Dancing on Ice fails

Friday 12th October 2018

The 2019 line up is complete, and it won’t be long until the celebrities are tentatively skating for their lives on the new series of Dancing on Ice.

This year Richard Blackwood, Samira Khan, Brian McFadden, James Jordan, Ryan Sidebottom, Jane Danson, Mark Little, Melody Thornton, Wes Nelson, Didi Conn and Saara Aalto will be polishing up on their toe loops and axels in a bid to win the ice trophy.

So far the bookies’ favourite is Love Island finalist Wes, who is 7/2 to win, followed by former Strictly Come Dancing pro James, at 9/2.

While we wait for the new series, here’s a look at the best Dancing on Ice fails of the show’s history.

5. It’s a Knockout! Keith Chegwin (2011)

Adding to his long list of reality TV shows, everyone’s favourite host from the 90s Keith Chegwin was revealed as one of the contestants on Dancing on Ice in 2011.

Unfortunately for poor Cheggers, who sadly died in 2017, during his first day of training he slipped and broke his shoulder in three places, as well as cracking his ribs.

After a couple of years of rest though, he was back in 2013 fending off a bunch of much younger celebrities to take a very respectable sixth place.

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4.  Seaman drops the ball — David Seaman (2006)

During the first season of Dancing on Ice, England goalkeeping ace David Seaman was paired up with Scottish skater Pam O’Connor.

During dress rehearsals an attempt at the Infamous 'Headbanger' saw Seaman accidentally drop poor Pam right on her chin.

A little blood and a few stitches later and she was fine, however the move has been avoided by many since.

3. Hair we go again — Corey Feldman (2012)

Probably the worst hair-do in Dancing on ice history—if not of all time—Corey Feldman spent his short-lived skating career with a what can only be described as a thin ponytail hanging from the side of his fringe.

Luckily viewers weren’t subject to this for long as he was the fourth person to be booted from the Ice. 

2. Sinit-tear — Sinitta (2010)

During her one-week stint on Dancing on Ice, Sinitta managed to rip the trousers of her dancing partner Andrei Lipanov.

During a 'frog lift', the singing star managed to tear a hole down the Russian dancer's pant leg with her skate.

Luckily, the pro carried on as though nothing happened. The Dancing on Ice wardrobe department probably let out a little sigh of relief when she was voted out on the first night. 

1. Exit — Todd Carty (2009)

Every year we see one or two contestants that are just that bit worse than everyone else. In 2009 we got former Eastender Todd Carty.

In what Philip Schofield claimed as his favourite moment on the show, poor Todd fell down a tunnel and didn’t return when he was supposed to, leaving his partner Susie Lipanova to finish the routine alone.

Eventually Todd did make a reappearance with his hands clenched hoping the brutal judges might take pity on him.

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