Rufus Hound is forced to pull out of Dancing on Ice after coming into contact with coronavirus

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Rufus Hound has been forced to pull out of this week’s Dancing on Ice after he came into contact with someone with coronavirus.

The 41 year old comedian was set to appear on the skating competition show this week after being awarded the show’s first golden ticket in the debut episode on Sunday 17 January.

But, he will now have to miss out on the ITV show, where he was set to be in the group dance, this week as he has been forced to stay at home for ten days.

It is not known whether the star, who is currently skating with Robin Johnstone, will be allowed to return, but the show has expressed their hope that he will make a comeback.

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A spokesperson for ITV said: “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 ten days. We are hoping to welcome him back to the ice soon.”

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