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4 February 2021, 07:50
Rufus Hound has been forced to pull out of the competition after catching the virus.
Rufus Hound has quit Dancing On Ice.
This news comes after the comedian tested positive for coronavirus.
He shared the news on Wednesday in a video posted on YouTube, explaining that Dancing On Ice's rules are "cut and dry", meaning he could not continue his time on the show.
He explained: "Unfortunately, the rules on Dancing on Ice are completely cut and dry, very strict, because they need to keep everybody on that production as safe as possible.
"So it seemed like when I was just quarantining, there might be a window of opportunity for me to be able to get back to the show, a window that I now know doesn't exist."
Rufus said that the news "sucks" as he sent thanks to his skating partner Robin Johnstone, who he called "human sunshine".
It has now been announced that Matt Richardson will be taking the place of Rufus in the show.
Rufus is the third celebrity who has been forced to quit the skating show this year.
Denise Van Outen pulled out following an arm injury, while Billie Shepherd left the show following a tragic family loss.