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Dancing On Ice’s Claire Sweeney suffers huge blow as she dislocates her shoulder and hurts her ribs while training leading to dramatic last-minute changes in her routine

Claire Sweeney’s Dancing On Ice performance was left hanging in the balance this week after she suffered a massive injury during training.

The actress, 52, collapsed to the ground while practicing hair-raising spins with her professional skating partner Colin Grafton, 32, injuring her ribs and dislocating her shoulder.

Coronation Street star Claire was due to sing Big Spender during her burlesque performance this week, but her routine had to be dramatically changed to take her injuries into account.

A source told MailOnline: ‘Last week the feedback from the judges was that they wanted to see more speed and daring, which Claire took to heart.

“This week she really wanted to push herself, but she pushed herself a little too much and dislocated her shoulder and hurt her ribs.

Claire Sweeney’s Dancing On Ice performance was in jeopardy this week after she suffered a massive injury during training (pictured last month)

The actress, 52, collapsed to the ground while practicing hair-raising spins with her professional skating partner Colin Grafton, 32, injuring her ribs and dislocating her shoulder.

The actress, 52, collapsed to the ground while practicing hair-raising spins with her professional skating partner Colin Grafton, 32, injuring her ribs and dislocating her shoulder.

‘She performed the move twice and was perfect – suddenly she hit the ice. It blinded her completely.

‘Medication has pushed her shoulder back in and she is between rehearsals taking painkillers as advised.

‘She is still in a lot of pain and they have had to change the routine to protect her shoulder. The routine change is completely last minute, so she has to learn new moves and of course her confidence has been affected by the injury.

‘But she is a true professional and doesn’t want to let anyone down, especially as she has become such a fan favourite.

“So many people have withdrawn before with similar injuries, so everyone is rallying behind her and has nothing but respect for Claire’s determination.”

MailOnline has contacted ITV and a representative for Claire for comment. Colin’s agent could not be reached for comment.

This isn’t the first time Claire has gotten into trouble while rehearsing this series.

Ahead of her debut appearance on the show last month, it was unclear whether she would take to the ice after injuring her knees.

Dancing On Ice contestant Claire Sweeney was left red-faced as she prepared to perform for the first time on this year's series last month

Dancing On Ice contestant Claire Sweeney was left red-faced as she prepared to perform for the first time on this year’s series last month

The Coronation Street star got into trouble during rehearsals when she fell and hit the floor, causing her to rip her trousers (Claire imagined herself practicing with judge Christopher Dean as fellow panellist Jayne Torvill looked on)

The Coronation Street star got into trouble during rehearsals when she fell and hit the floor, causing her to rip her trousers (Claire imagined herself practicing with judge Christopher Dean as fellow panelist Jayne Torvill looked on)

An insider said The sun at the time: ‘Claire trained very hard, but managed to injure herself.

A source close to the show added: ‘Claire is in good hands. ITV has medical support on site and health and safety across the board. The stars know the risks of participating in the show, but they are well taken care of the entire time. Everyone wishes Claire a speedy recovery.’

Meanwhile, Claire was left red-faced as she prepared to perform for the first time during this year’s series.

The star took to the ice with Colin last month, as the pair skated to Bonnie Tyler’s song Holding Out For A Hero.

But during rehearsals she got into trouble when she fell and hit the floor.

Although she was not injured as a result of her fall, she did not escape completely unscathed: her leggings tore leaving her exposed.

Claire is said to be determined to return to the show this week despite her injuries and does not want to quit the series

Claire is said to be determined to return to the show this week despite her injuries and does not want to quit the series

After her fall, Claire was seen practicing with judge Christopher Dean as she turned around with her hands on his shoulders, while fellow panelist Jayne Torvill watched her technique.

However, unbeknownst to Claire, her blue leggings were torn after her accident, exposing her backside.

Claire discussed the incident in an on-camera piece, saying: ‘I’ve been skating around with Torvill and Dean and no one has told me!’

Dancing On Ice continues on Sunday February 4 at 6.20pm on ITV1 and ITVX.

DANCING ON ICE: MEET THE PARTICIPANTS OF 2024

RICKY HATTON

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AGE: 44

PROFESSION: Former professional boxer

WHAT DID HE SAY? “If I can control my nerves in the boxing ring, I should also be able to control my nerves on the ice rink.”

HANNA SPEARRITT

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AGE: 42

PROFESSION: SINGER

WHAT DID SHE SAY? ‘I’m really excited about learning a new skill. It’s so easy to live a comfortable life and that aspect of mixing things up is very attractive.’

GREG RUTHERFORD

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AGE: 36

PROFESSION: Athlete

WHAT DID HE SAY? “I like a challenge and I needed a reason to start doing things again and here we are. I want to do something that has never been done before, that’s my goal.’

Eddie ‘The Eagle’ Edwards

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AGE: 59

PROFESSION: OLYMPIC SKIUMPER

WHAT DID HE SAY? ‘Dancing on Ice is a show I’ve always wanted to do. It’s a challenge I think I’ll enjoy!’

RICKY NORWOOD

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AGE: 40

PROFESSION: EastEnders star

WHAT DID HE SAY? “It comes at such a great time in life. I can’t skate at all! No rehearsals yet, I just had physiotherapy to strengthen the body.’

RIAN THOMAS

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AGE: 39

PROFESSION: Corrie star

WHAT DID HE SAY? “Everyone keeps asking me, ‘Are you doing it?’ I told everyone!’

CLAIRE SWEENEY

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AGE: 52

PROFESSION: ACTRESS

WHAT DID SHE SAY? ‘I am stepping into the unknown here. I don’t know how I’ll feel. But I’m very excited.’

AMBER DAVIES

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AGE: 26

PROFESSION: WEST END STAR

WHAT DID SHE SAY? “I would definitely say I’m an adrenaline junkie, but I’m getting more nervous as I get older and I hope I can keep them in check.”

MILES NAZAIRE

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AGE: 27

PROFESSION: REALITY STAR

WHAT DID HE SAY? ‘I’ve always loved to dance, but usually it’s on a dance floor on a Saturday night and Dancing on Ice looks so difficult.’

NICE SANDERS

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AGE: 37

PROFESSION: COMEDIAN

WHAT DID SHE SAY? “I’m nervous about cracking my head open or just hitting the old head. I can’t afford to lose any more brain cells.’

ADELE ROBERTS

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AGE: 44

PROFESSION: RADIO PRESENTER

WHAT DID SHE SAY? ‘It’s ‘putting it on ice’ for me! I think the hardest part is putting myself out there because most of the time I hide.”

ROXY SHAHIDI

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AGE: 40

PROFESSION: Emmerdale star

WHAT DID SHE SAY? ‘I can’t skate. I haven’t actually said anything to anyone, but mainly because I’m so nervous about it!’