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28th Nov 2021

Dancing On Ice 2022 star Brendan Cole rushed to hospital after head injury

“When I realised what had happened, I was horrified.”

Brendan Cole has revealed he was rushed to hospital due to an injury while training for Dancing on Ice 2022.

The former Strictly Come Dancing professional, who has switched the ballroom for the ice this year, said he lost his focus for a second.

But a second was enough to allow an accident to occur, which resulted in him sustaining a head injury and concussion and being treated in A&E.

“I was on the ice and I took my mind off what I was doing for a second,” he told The Daily Star.

“I turned – and that’s the last thing I remember.

“I was taken to hospital and ended up with a concussion. When I realised what had happened, I was horrified.”

The 45-year old has since learned to be more cautious about taking risks on the ice.

“What happened made me realise you have to be 100% focused when you’re on the ice,” he said. “The moment you switch off, you make silly mistakes. It has been a great learning curve.”

Despite the incident teaching him to take more care, Brendan admits that ice skating comes with tons of injuries.

“It’s injuries akimbo. You get skates across your shins, bleeding and bruising.”

He recently cut his partner Vanessa Bauer’s back with his blade.

Vanessa shared an image of the wound on Instagram with the caption: “Got Brendan’s blade in my back. Dancing On Ice really is a bit dangerous.”

Dancing on Ice is set to return to our screens in January 2022.

Presented by Holly Willoughby and Philip Scofield, this season’s line-up features Love Island’s Liberty Poole, S Club 7’s Rachel Stevens, Coronation Street’s Sally Dynevor, and Pussycat Dolls’ Kimberly Wyatt – among others.

John Barrowman will not be returning to the judging panel this year, after joining in 2019, and is said to be replaced by Dame Arlene Phillips.