Dancing on Ice contestant Rachel Stevens has broken her silence on the wrist injury that has forced her out of the competition this weekend.
Earlier today it was announced that the 43 year old, who sprang to fame in pop group S Club 7, would no longer be skating this Sunday as she’d fractured her wrist after a fall on the ice.
Speaking to OK! and other press outlets, the star, who is partnered with professional skater Brendyn Hatfield, explained that she’d suffered the injury at the end of last year and now plans on making her debut on the ice in week three of the competition.
Rachel told us: “It was a couple of weeks before Christmas. I wasn’t actually with Brendyn at the time, I was with my coach.”
“I fell quite a few times, obviously as you do when you try to push yourself. So I just fell and it hurt.”
“I didn’t know what I’d done but after that, I had incredible support and went and got an X-ray done and had amazing medical advice from the team.”
The mum of two continued to open up about how she felt to be missing her first performance and her fears about being one week behind everyone else in the ITV competition.
Rachel admitted: “It’s definitely been scary. This happened at the beginning of December so once I knew what had happened, I was so grateful that I could be in the show and still be a part of it.”
“But it’s definitely been a process and I’ve had my wobbles for sure. Because when I take on something like this, I want to give it my everything and really go for it. I really care about doing the best that I can.”
“So it’s been frustrating and scary but, at the same time, my partner Brendyn has been so amazing and the team around me have been so supportive.”
Now, the former Strictly Come Dancing contestant is focusing on getting back on the ice next week and has been working hard behind the scenes to make that dream a reality.
She explained: “It’s healing really, really well. We’re working super, super hard so that fingers crossed we can get back on the ice really soon. I can’t wait to get back on!”
“We’ve done everything we can off-ice – working on core strength, stamina and balance. Making the best of what we’ve got and working so hard.”
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And it’s not just Rachel who is excited to make her debut, as her daughters, Amelie, eleven, and Minnie, seven, can’t wait to see their mum in action.
“This is the first time that I’ve done anything that they can really come to and be a part of. They watched the first episode and they are now so excited.”
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