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Billie Faiers has broken her silence after it was revealed she has been forced to quit Dancing on Ice.
Former The Only Way Is Essex star Billie, 31, shared her heartache that her Dancing on Ice journey has come to an end early after she suffered an injury during rehearsals on Friday 5 February.
She became the third contestant to pull out of the series after she suffered concussion from falling on the ice rink.
An ITV spokesperson shared the news as they said: “During rehearsals for this week's show, Billie Shepherd has had a fall.
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“Taking the expert advice of the Dancing On Ice medical team, she sadly cannot perform this weekend and will therefore now withdraw from the competition.
“We wish Billie well as she now takes the time to rest and recover.”
Following the announcement, Billie has now spoken out as she shared a photo of herself and her skating partner Matt, 35, in stunning blue costumes during their dress rehearsal for Sunday’s show on her Instagram page.
She told her 2.3million followers in the caption: “Our first and last dance” followed by a broken heart and ice skate emoji.
Billie continued: “I am so so sad that our @dancingonice journey has come to an end after an accident in rehearsals on Friday causing me a head injury, forcing us out of the competition” followed by a sad face emoji.
The Mummy Diaries star Billie shared a tribute to her skating partner Matt as she wrote: “@markhanretty A true friend for life, you have been the most incredible partner throughout all of this, I mean you taught me to skate for one
“thank you for being so kind, supportive, patient, understanding, and thank you for being such a happy, positive person when I needed it the most it’s been a tough couple of weeks personally for me and coming back to skating this week has really been a great distraction
“I am so so gutted we can’t perform tonight, we worked so so hard on this week’s routine”.
She added: “However, although it has sadly been cut short , being part of @dancingonice has been the best experience, I have met some wonderful people and I actually feel quite proud of myself that I pushed myself so far out of my comfort zone and faced some of my biggest fears”.
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Billie continued: “I’m going to miss being part of this incredible show so much
“I wish all of the rest of cast so much luck and I will be cheering you all on every Sunday, you are all amazing !!!
“Thank you to everyone for your kind messages and support throughout all of this It means so much to me and I am so grateful”.
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