Dancing On Ice skater Sylvain Longchambon had chin glued together following ice rink smash ahead of live show
Posted by  badge Boss on Jan 30, 2023 - 07:13PM
Sylvain was still able to perform on Sunday despite the accident (Picture: Matt Frost/ITV/Shutterstock)

star Sylvain Longchambon had to head to hospital after an accident in rehearsals that saw him smash face-first onto the ice.

The long-time skating pro, 42, was luckily still able to skate in Sunday’s live show with celebrity partner , however.

Sylvain split his chin open in a fall and needed to have it glued back together but showed not a hint of anything being amiss during his and Coronation Street star Mollie’s , which scored them 28.5.

Revealing the incident in an interview published on Monday, the show’s creative director Dan Whiston said: ‘We’ve had lots of falls this week, with pro-skater Sylvain rushed to hospital after hitting his chin on the ice during rehearsals.’

‘He had his chin glued and luckily was back on the ice with Mollie Gallagher who put on a solid performance,’ he added to .

It’s not the first injury this series after performers shared a slew of accidents on the ice between them.

The pro skater is partnered with Corrie star Mollie Gallagher (Picture: PA)

After judge Christopher Dean came from attempting the ‘Iron Lotus’ position from skating comedy film Blades of Glory, The Wanted singer Siva Kaneswaran , days ahead of the show’s start.

He later revealed after feeling the back of his head, but medics reassured him he would be okay.

Comedian Darren Herriot also had to after slicing it open on partner Tippy Packard’s blade.

The Wanted’s Siva is another to have been injured so far during this series of Dancing On Ice (Picture: Matt Frost/ITV/Shutterstock)
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Mollie and Sylvain’s skate for Musicals Week on Sunday was a tender performance to song She Used To Be Mine from the hit stage musical Waitress, based on the 2007 indie flick of the same name starring Keri Russell and Nathan Fillion.

Their score placed them fourth on the leader board, behind Joey Essex and Vanessa Bauer, The Vivienne and Colin Grafton, and gymnast Nile Wilson and Olivia Smart, who topped the evening’s proceedings with their energetic routine to Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and a mark of 33.5.

Mollie and Sylvain’s emotional performance nabbed them their highest score yet (Picture: Matt Frost/ITV/Shutterstock)
Sunday’s show saw Michelle Heaton elminated after finishing bottom of the leader board (Picture: ITV)

Unfortunately, it was Liberty X singer Michelle Heaton who got the boot with partner Lukasz Rozycki after their Chicago routine to All That Jazz failed to impress.

With the show axing the skate-off for this weekend’s episode, Michelle was sent packing after EastEnders star Patsy Palmer narrowly escaped after also finding herself in the bottom two following .

Metro.co.uk has contacted ITV reps for comment.

Dancing On Ice continues at 6:25pm on Sunday on ITV1.