Dancing on Ice’s stand in Matt Richardson ‘is left with concussion within seconds of beginning his training after suffering head injury’
Dancing on Ice’s Matt Richardson has been left with concussion after suffering an injury to his head just seconds after beginning his training, according to reports.
The TV presenter, 29, is preparing for the 2021 series of the ITV show as a stand-in – and would replace one of the main contestants if they had to drop out.
But the star suffered an injury to his head and was reportedly left with a concussion after four seconds on the ice during his first session with coaches Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean.
Hurt: Dancing on Ice’s Matt Richardson has been left with concussion with after suffering an injury to his head just seconds after beginning his training, according to reports
A source told The Sun: ‘Matt was keen as mustard to get out on to the rink. But once he was on there, it turned to disaster.
‘He was skating with a pole when he fell and landed on his head. There was a nasty cut and he suffered concussion.
‘Matt put a brave face on it but he was shaken up. It was a reminder of how hard the show is and how dangerous taking part can be.’
Injury: The TV presenter, 29, is training for the 2021 series of the ITV show as a stand-in – and he would replace one of the main contestants if they had to drop out
The source went on to state Matt had vowed to get back on the ice as soon as he has recovered and he will get extra coaching so he is ready to take part is needed.
MailOnline has contacted a representative for Matt and Dancing On Ice for a comment.
Contestants taking part in the 2021 show include The Mummy Diaries’ Billie Faiers, Olympic star Colin Jackson, TV star Denise van Outen, ex-Corrie star Faye Brookes, and Olympic skier Graham Bell.
Singer Jason Donovan, Emmerdale’s Joe-Warren Plant, rap star Lady Leshurr, radio host Myleene Klass, Rebekah Vardy, comedian Rufus Hound, and radio host Sonny Jay will also be getting their skates on for the new series.
Dynamic duo: Last week Rebekah revealed she’s been partnered with professional skater Andy Buchanan as she began training for the new series
Last week Rebekah revealed she’s been partnered with professional skater Andy Buchanan as she began training for the new series.
The WAG, 38, took to Instagram to share a selfie with the skating pro, jokingly pleading: ‘Don’t drop me!’ as she took to the ice ahead of her first performance in January.
Meanwhile Denise announced her skating partner would be Matt Evers.
On Friday Matt took to Instagram to reveal he has moved in with Denise, her longterm love Eddie Boxshall and daughter Betsy ahead of the Tier 2 lockdown.
Sweet: Meanwhile Denise announced her skating partner would be Matt Evers during one of her cabaret performances
Dancing On Ice 2021: Who are the celebrities?
Profession: Musician and radio host
Myleene says: ‘My girls have always wanted me to do this but I’ve always been too scared someone will skate over my fingers!’
Profession: Actor and singer, best know for playing Scott Robinson in Neighbours
Jason says: ‘To be able to learn a skill and spend some time focused is quite exciting, and I’m looking forward to seeing you guys.’
Profession: Actress best known for her role as Kate Connor in Coronation Street
Faye says: ‘I’m so excited! The producers get to know you and this is the first time I think people are just going to see me, not being a character… Just being me – Faye!’
Profession: Former sprint and hurdling athlete, who has since carved out a career as a TV personality
Colin says: ‘You go out there, you enjoy yourself and you learn a new skill and to hone the skill of skating will just be a huge, huge plus. I’m looking forward to it.’
Profession: TV personality
Rebekah says: ‘I’m really looking forward to getting my teeth into that. I’m going to give my 100% effort for it all.’
Rufus says: ‘I’m doing it for the money. I don’t know if you’ve heard but about six months ago this global pandemic hit and made just about everything I’ve ever done to earn a pound note disappear!’
DENISE VAN OUTEN
Profession: Performer and presenter, best known for The Big Breakfast
Denise says: ‘I’m really excited. Finally, I get to tell people. I’ve kept this a secret from most of my friends and family. Betsy [her daughter] doesn’t even know….’
Profession: Singer and radio presenter, best known for his daily Breakfast Show on Capital Radio
Sonny says: ‘I don’t want to fall over, not in front of the nation. I don’t want to be a meme the next day!’
Profession: Actor best known for his role as Jacob Gallagher in Emmerdale
Joe-Warren says: ‘I’m super excited. I’m glad I have the time off Emmerdale to really focus on training…’
Profession: Former Olympic skier, who is also a TV presenter, adventurer and journalist
Graham says: ‘Ice doesn’t scare me, it’s the dancing… [My experience was confined to] ‘dancing on tables, wearing ski boots in après ski. It’s not graceful and elegant!’
Lady says: ‘I’m petrified, (but) I’ve always wanted to ice skate so what’s better than doing it in front of millions of people.’
Profession: Television personality
Billie says: ‘I am soooo excited to announce that I will be taking part. I still can’t believe I am actually doing it!!’