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Charlotte Tutton

Dancing On Ice's Jayne Torvill returns to show with arm in sling after painful injury

Dancing On Ice 2023 's latest episode saw one judge return with a painful injury on Sunday night, ahead of an operation.

Jayne Torvill confirmed she was off the ice but would be back soon, as she joined host Phillip Schofield on the show.

As she and skating partner Christopher Dean appeared once more to judge the remaining contestants, Phillip noted her arm was in a sling.

Jayne revealed she had sustained an injury that had left her needing surgery, with her right arm currently in a sling that matched her sparkly green dress.

Asked if she was okay, Jayne confirmed she had ruptured her bicep tendon and needed to undergo surgery on it.

Dancing On Ice 2023's latest episode saw one judge return with a painful injury (ITV)

But she insisted she was fine, and that she would be back skating soon - while it is the final in a matter of weeks.

Jayne isn't the only judge to have been injured this series, as Chris had broken a bone just days before the show launched in January.

Chris made his show return with a bandaged-up finger after breaking it, and he admitted he and Jayne had to alter their planned routine as a result.

Chris is now fine, and now it's Jayne left injured - as she revealed that she'd sustained the injury while on the ice.

Dancing On Ice 2023 judge Jayne Torvill confirmed she needed surgery (ITV)

It comes as Darren Harriott was the fifth star to leave Dancing On Ice after a tense skate-off against Siva Kaneswaran last weekend.

"I lasted a lot longer than I expected. I thought I'd be out before the show started," Darren said as he left the show.

"Honestly, thank you, thank you to everyone. I've never skated before Everyone's been so nice, all the pros and all the celebs."

He went on to praise professional partner Tippy and said: "I've never met anybody like Tippy... Her enthusiasm!"

Fans took to Twitter to say their goodbyes after watching Darren skate for the last time.

Tippy Packard and Darren Harriott left the show in the last episode (ITV)

"What a lovely genuine guy Darren seems, he did so well too! Great to see the progression especially when he’s never done anything like it before." one person said.

Another added: "Sad to see Darren and Tippy go," while one wrote: "Nice of Darren to give a little shoutout for Tippy, given how badly this show usually treats the pros. He wasn’t great but will miss him."

Siva previously couldn't perform due to an illness and said that he was "gutted" after being forced to pull out.

A week prior to Darren’s exit, EastEnders star Patsy Palmer was eliminated while Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu was voted off the week before.

Michelle Heaton and John Fashanu were the first stars to leave the current series in weeks two and three.

Dancing On Ice airs Sundays at 6:30pm on ITV1 and ITVX.

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