Dancing on Ice star Stephen Lustig-Webb QUITS show after breaking his ankle in horror fall in training | The Sun

GOGGLEBOX favourite Stephen Lustig-Webb has pulled out of Dancing On Ice.

The Channel 4 star, 50, has been forced to step away from the ITV reality series – set to start next year – after breaking his ankle.

Stephen's spot on the show was revealed earlier this month.

The popular reality star and hairdresser was announced on Lorraine, just weeks after quitting Gogglebox.

He said: "I'm really excited, really nervous. I just want to get at it now."

Stephen, who called Dancing On Ice "one of the biggest challenges on TV", said he hasn't skated properly since he was 13 but managed to avoid falling after a recent return to the ice.

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Sadly, this hasn't remained the case.

MailOnline reported how the telly favourite had a "freak accident" in training this week.

He was rushed to Portsmouth Queen Alexandra Hospital where he was told he had broken his left ankle.

The publication reports how Stephen was told he would be on crutches "for at least the next three months."

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A source told them: "Stephen is devastated… he is absolutely gutted.

"He was loving training but while turning on his skates he snapped his ankle and was rushed to hospital.

"After two days and an operation to put metal plates into his left ankle, medics informed him that there wasn't a chance he could return to training, so he had no other option but to pull out of the competition."

A spokesperson for Dancing On Ice confirmed the news to us and said: "Stephen Lustig-Webb has had to withdraw from the show due an injury he sustained to his ankle during training.

"He is still very much a part of the Dancing On Ice family, we will be helping to support Stephen and we wish him well with his recovery."

Meanwhile, Stephen had transformed his body over the past eight months after learning he had very low testosterone levels.

He was also in training for next year's London Marathon.

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