Dancing On Ice 2021 star Denise Van Outen has been seen for the first time since being forced to quit the hit ITV show.
The West End actress and Celebrity Gogglebox star cut a glum figure as she headed out and about in London.
Dressed down in a black oversized jumper and dark trousers Denise, 46, could be seen talking on the phone while she waited for a car.
Trying to glitz up her injured arm, Denise rocked a red sequinned sling to protect herself.
Denise was forced to drop out of Dancing On Ice after shattering her shoulder in three places earlier this week.
An MRI scan on Tuesday confirmed she had multiple fractures after hitting the ice hard during training.
Initially keen to carry on, Denise skated through the pain for week one but was left in agony.
Taking to Instagram, the starlet confirmed she is no longer able to carry on with the competition.
The blonde babe wrote: "GUTTED! If you’ve been watching @dancingonice you will be aware that just over a week ago I had a nasty fall and injured my shoulder.
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"I managed to skate my first dance with @themattevers on the live show through a gritted smile because the pain was unbearable.
"I’ve tried as hard as I can to carry on because I love the show and the amazing team in front and behind the cameras.
"Initially we thought with rest I could make a return to the ice, but a recent MRI scan has shown that I have 3 bone fractures as well as a partial dislocation. OUCH! No wonder I’ve been in agony."
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She added: "I won’t be able to do any lifts, tricks or solo skating on the show due to my injury. I’m going to bail out gracefully with my DOI bling sling."
While Denise is no longer in the competition, her professional skating partner Matt will carry on appearing in group performances.
Meanwhile, ITV have confirmed that Olympian gymnast Amy Tinkler will replace her on the show alongside skater Joe Johnson.
Gushing over Matt who had been living with her for months in preparation for the series, Denise said: "@themattevers has been the most incredible support and skate partner (a true friend) and I’m so grateful for his expertise in teaching me (ice virgin) the basics.
"I just wish I was well enough to learn all the fabulous tricks my injury won’t allow me to do."
She signed off the post: "I’m actually proud of what I’ve achieved (not much, lowest scores so far).
"If you don’t mind I’m going to give myself a couple of points for bravery for doing cartwheels on Ice at 46 with broken bones."
A spokesperson for Dancing On Ice said: "We adore Denise and Matt and we’re so very sad to see them leave the competition so soon.
"They are both much loved members of the Dancing On Ice family and we’d like to thank them for their hard work, from the moment they began training through to the joyful performances they brought to the show. We wish Denise all the very best as she now takes some time to make a full recovery."
- Dancing On Ice
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