The comedian, 41, took to Twitter on Wednesday evening to announce in a video message that he has sadly had to withdraw from the skating competition.
Rufus tweeted: ‘I will no longer be participating in @DancingOnIce. COVID is – as I’m sure we’re all well aware – a b**tard and sadly the world isn’t short of those.’
In a statement, ITV spokesperson said: ‘We can confirm that following a positive test result, Rufus Hound is unable to return to Dancing On Ice this weekend.
‘Although Rufus and his partner Robin’s time on the ice has been all too brief, they can be truly proud of their achievements. We thank them for all their hard work and commitment to the show.’
With the departure of Rufus Hound and Robin Johnstone, a new couple will step into the main cast with comedian Matt Richardson and his pro-skater partner Vicky Ogden joining the line up from this weekend.
As additional guidance, when the full cast reunite for the series’ final our hope is Rufus will be able to be back in the studio with everyone.
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