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31 January 2021, 15:00
Rufus Hound is skipping Dancing on Ice this weekend, the third celebrity who has had to pull out of a live show.
The comedian came into contact with someone who tested positive for Covid-19, meaning he’s in the midst of isolating for 10 days.
An ITV spokesperson confirmed to Capital Rufus will not be on this week’s episode as his isolation period isn’t up just yet.
He also had to miss last week’s episode, where he wasn’t scheduled to perform but would have been watching his co-stars from the rink side, but it’s likely he’ll be back on the series next week.
ITV said in a statement last week: "This week Rufus Hound came into contact with someone outside of the show who tested positive for Covid-19.
"This means, following Government guidelines, he will isolate for 10 days.?We are hoping to welcome him back to the ice soon."
In the first week of Dancing on Ice, Rufus and skating partner Robin Johnstone were put straight through to week three after being awarded the golden ticket by the judges.
This week’s episode is the first time all of the celebrities will skate on the same night.
However, a couple more familiar faces will be missing as well as Rufus.
She will be replaced by Olympic gymnast Amy Tinkler.