Stephen Lustig-Webb breaks silence on quitting Dancing on Ice after breaking his ankle in training | The Sun

STEPHEN Lustig-Webb says he's "absolutely gutted" to be out of Dancing on Ice.

Breaking his silence on quitting the show last week, the Gogglebox star shared a snap of his leg in a cast as he recovers from surgery.

The 50-year-old broke his ankle in training after a horror fall – forcing him to pull out of competing in the series next year.

Stephen told fans: "Thank you for all of your kind words and messages.

"On Wednesday last week during my training session for Dancing on Ice I fell and broke my left ankle.

"I’ve had surgery and will be on crutches for a few months meaning,



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"I’ve had to leave the competition which I’m absolutely gutted about. I was having so much fun and enjoying learning to skate.

"I will of course be keeping a close eye on all of the other celebs and pros and supporting them all the way.

"Unfortunately, I will also have to pull out of the London Marathon. I’m doing my best to keep my spirits up and will hopefully be back on my feet again very soon."

Stephen had previously called Dancing On Ice "one of the biggest challenges on TV".

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Sadly, just a week into training for the show in January, the professional couch potato was rushed to Portsmouth Queen Alexandra Hospital.

He was told he had broken his left ankle and would be on crutches for at least three months.

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