Greg Rutherford quits Dancing On Ice after suffering injury

Greg Rutherford has quit the ITV show credit:Bang Showbiz
Greg Rutherford has quit the ITV show credit:Bang Showbiz

Greg Rutherford has pulled out of the 'Dancing On Ice' final after suffering an injury.

The 37-year-old former Olympian was set to perform alongside his professional partner Vanessa James in the 'Dancing On Ice' final, but he suffered a "significant injury" in rehearsals and has been forced to withdraw from the competition.

Vanessa said on Instagram: "Unfortunately Greg has sustained a significant injury this morning at rehearsals and won’t be able to perform tonight.

"We are on our way to the hospital for Greg to get examined further and receive the treatment he needs."

An ITV spokesperson has also confirmed the news.

The spokesperson said in a statement: "Sadly Olympian Greg Rutherford MBE has had to withdraw from 'Dancing On Ice' after sustaining an injury whilst in rehearsals for the final episode of the current series.

"Greg and Vanessa have been such a popular couple this series and have performed some truly memorable routines.

"We will be helping to support Greg and wish him well with his recovery.

"We also want to thank him for being such a treasured member of the 'Dancing On Ice' family."

Meanwhile, Greg recently revealed that previous injury concerns threatened to derail his participation in the show.

The former athlete - who won the long jump gold medal at London 2012 - shared: "There’s certainly been a few moments where I’ve thought this probably isn’t going to happen.

"The worst one in particular was when the groin tore, which will be four weeks on Saturday.

"To be honest, I thought that was me done because of the pain, especially in that sort of area.

"In ice skating, you have to turn constantly your hips; they’re oscillating the whole time. So when you can't do that, you think, ‘That's me finished.'"