Dancing on Ice 2011 contestant Jeff Brazier has reportedly been left in “total agony” after suffering a neck injury during rehearsals for this Sunday’s show.
According to The Sun the TV presenter hurt himself when he tried to lift skating partner Isabelle Gauthier, while they were practising their routine.
The 31-year-old is sought treatment from a specialist – and the paper reports that he will need painkilling injections before performing.
“Jeff Brazier suffered a serious neck injury which he picked up from one of his lifts that went wrong in training,” a show insider said.
“He could hardly move the next day and had to have an osteopath sent over for treatment. But he is determined to soldier on even though he is in total agony and will probably need painkilling injections.”
As well as his routine with Isabelle on this weekend’s show, Jeff will also take part in a group routine.
He has been saved from elimination twice from the judges but last weekend made it through on the public vote. Six couples now remain after Vanilla Ice was voted off last Sunday.