Dancing on Ice favourite Jake Quickenden injured ahead of final

Jake Quickenden during the UK premiere of I, Tonya. (PA)
Jake Quickenden during the UK premiere of I, Tonya. (PA)

The Dancing on Ice final may be just around the corner, but bosses are sweating whether the show’s favourite will appear at all.

After bookie’s fave Jake Quickenden, 29, was involved in a minor accident, whereby he dislocated him thumb, his place in this weekend’s grand final was thrown into doubt when he was rushed to hospital.

But the former X Factor hopeful has since confirmed that he will feature in the show, after sharing the news with his 512,000 fans on Twitter.

‘So I hurt my thumb today had to go for xray and MRI scan but I will be skating on Sunday, I have not come this far to let a sore thumb stop me! Thanks for the nice messages,’ he wrote.

While people initially worried that the star wouldn’t make it to the live final after the injury, it seems their fears have been firmly laid to rest.

He was quick to put people’s minds at ease on Twitter by responding to concerned fans.

‘I’m sound it’s only a thumb,’ he told one supporter.

The dislocate thumbs is the latest injury, after his car skidded and crash while on his way to the ITV studios and, as a result, suffered minor whiplash.

Jake is a strong favourite to win the show. (ITV)
Jake is a strong favourite to win the show. (ITV)

And one of the show’s judges, Jason Gardiner, even urged him to brush it off: ‘don’t let this distract you ahead of the final,’ to which Jake reassured him that the thumb wouldn’t be an issue.

Jake appeared in the ninth and 11th series of The X Factor in 2009 and 2012, respectively. He also had a lengthy spell on series 14 of I’m A Celebrity back in 2014 where he finished as runner-up- so here’s hoping that his third reality show he’s appeared on will see him crowned the winner.

Catch the series final of Dancing on Ice this Sunday, 6pm, on ITV1.

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