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Dancing On Ice star Ryan Sidebottom out of the show on medical grounds

Star has suffered a groin strain

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Dancing On Ice star Ryan Sidebottom has been ruled out of tomorrow’s show due to injury. 

The former England cricketer has suffered a Grade I adductor strain, meaning he can’t perform this week and will be granted a bye into the next round of the competition. 

ITV announced: “Ryan Sidebottom has been ruled out of performing in tomorrow night’s show on medical grounds as a result of a Grade I adductor strain. 

“As a result he will receive a bye to next weekend’s show. Everyone at the show wishes him a speedy recovery.” 

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Cricket ace is out… but not bowled out (Credit: ITV)

Prior to his injury, Ryan admitted to relishing his DOI experience – even though it’s proven to be the “hardest thing” he’s ever done. 

Ryan, 41 – who retired from cricket in 2017 – told Sporting Life: “Make no mistake, it’s definitely the hardest thing I’ve ever done but it’s been so much fun and I’ve had such wonderful support from the public with many lovely messages on Twitter and Instagram. 

“I called in at Costa this morning and two ladies stopped me to wish me well and say how much they enjoyed the routine on Sunday. 

“It’s weird, you get known for playing cricket but now it seems like ‘Dancing On Ice’ is more important and it’s quite hard to get my head around. People have been so kind and supportive and it means a lot.”

TOWIE cast member Gemma Collins is also suffering with knocks, complaining about a torn rotator cuff and a knee injury.

And ex Strictly pro James Jordan also hinted he may be too injured to participate, telling fans: “I’m in so much pain this week.”

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