WORRIED Dancing On Ice fans have begged ITV to cancel the series until 2022 after brutal injuries and coronavirus cases.
Earlier today, pro-skater Hamish Gaman became yet another 2021 casualty as he was forced to quit the show after snapping a tendon in his hand.
He is the second professional to be seriously injured this year, with Yebin Mok forced to take time out after a horrifying leg injury before the series had even started.
Four celebrities have also been forced out of the show early.
Yesterday, The Sun revealed that Dancing On Ice bosses had axed this weekend's episode in the hope it'll give the remaining cast time to recover from any developing ailments, but viewers fear that this is not enough.
Taking to social media, they have called for the rest of the series to be cancelled due to increasing worry about the stars' wellbeing.
One fan wrote: "I think it's only fair to cancel this year's show and reschedule with the same people next year.
"Too many contestants are getting ill during this pandemic, please put peoples health first over entertainment."
Another agreed: "Just cancel the show now. It’s beyond a joke. Just have the same contestants come back next year and start over.
"Nothing about this series has been fair on anyone."
A third tweeted: "For crying out loud I think @ITV should just cancel @dancingonice as it's barely worth it with all the contestants dropping like flies."
One more added: "Please just cancel it & bring the cast back next year."
While Hamish has had to make a premature exit from the series, his celebrity partner Faye Brookes will remain on the show with pro Matt Evers.
Matt had originally been paired with Denise Van Outen, who was the first star to quit this series after she fractured her shoulder.
Rufus Hound was second after he tested positive for coronavirus, and Billie Faiers had to leave the show after suffering concussion in training.
Joe-Warren Plant became the fourth celeb departure last week after he tested positive for Covid – but fans believe he might be able to make a comeback thanks to Sunday's cancelled show, as his quarantine period will be over by the time the show returns to our screens on 28 February.
Meanwhile, Jason Donovan skipped last weekend's show due to a back injury, and Rebekah Vardy and Lady Leshurr are also fighting injuries.
An ITV source told us: "Everyone’s just been working really hard to put on a brilliant series.
"The production team has been amazing working around new protocols and working around the pandemic which is ever-evolving with new variants and such.
"This break will just allow the cast and crew the time to take a breath. Everyone gives it their all and just wants the show to be amazing for viewers at home so a week to recharge and rest up before coming back will be great."
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