Billie Faiers breaks her silence after quitting Dancing On Ice and says she's had a 'tough couple of weeks'

DANCING On Ice’s Billie Faiers has broken her silence after she was forced to quit the competition.

The Sun exclusively reported the ex-Towie star, 31, was left with concussion and ordered by medics to pull out of the ITV series for her own safety.

The injury came after weeks after Billie took time off the show after her beloved Nanny Wendy died aged 77.

And now the gutted reality star has taken to Instagram to share her feelings about crashing out of the show early.

"Our first and last dance 💔⛸," she wrote.

"I am so so sad that our @dancingonice journey has come to an end after an accident in rehearsals on Friday causing me a head injury, forcing us out of the competition 😔

"@markhanretty A true friend for life, you have been the most incredible partner throughout all of this, I mean you taught me to skate for one 😆

"Thank you for being so kind, supportive, patient, understanding, and thank you for being such a happy, positive person when I needed it the most 💔

"It’s been a tough couple of weeks personally for me and coming back to skating this week has really been a great distraction❤️

"I am so so gutted we can’t perform tonight, we worked so so hard on this week’s routine 😔

"However, although it has sadly been cut short , being part of @dancingonice has been the best experience, I have met some wonderful people and I actually feel quite proud of myself that I pushed myself so far out of my comfort zone and faced some of my biggest fears 🥰

"I’m going to miss being part of this incredible show so much 💔 I wish all of the rest of cast so much luck and I will be cheering you all on every Sunday, you are all amazing !!! 🌟✨ 🙌🏻👏🏼⛸🎉❤️

"Thank you to everyone for your kind messages and support throughout all of this ❤️ It means so much to me and I am so grateful ❤️"

A post shared by Billie Shepherd (@billiefaiersofficial)

Sam Faiers rushed to praise her sister commenting: "We’re so proud of you Billie ❤️ the strength you’ve shown us from the very beginning is amazing.

"It’s been the toughest couple of weeks, but you still come back fighting. I’m so so gutted for you 😔 I know how much this meant to you and @markhanretty (we love you mark, you’ve been such a wonderful kind and caring friend to Billie) ❤️ love you you’re incredible ❤️😘 xxx"

And fellow Towie turned Dancing On Ice star Gemma Collins added: "You was FANTASTIC 💗💗💗 take it easy Billie 💗💗💗."

The mum-of-two was rehearsing with her pro partner Mark Hanretty, 35, on Friday at the studios at Bovingdon Airfield, Herts, when she slipped.

On-site medics checked her over, before she was taken to hospital yesterday for an MRI scan to detect any damage to her head.

Now Billie has been asked to rest on doctor’s orders and must leave the competition as she missed last weekend’s show after the death of her gran.

A source close to the star said: “Billie is absolutely gutted. She’s been really upset all day and would have done anything to stay in the competition.

“But it’s doctor’s orders and she has to put her safety first.”

An ITV spokeswoman said: “During rehearsals for this week’s show, Billie Shepherd has had a fall.

“Taking the expert advice of the Dancing on Ice medical team, she sadly cannot perform this weekend and will therefore now withdraw from the competition.

“We wish Billie well as she now takes the time to recover.”

The show has been cursed with injuries this year — and has already run out of reserve skaters for the first time.

The Sun on Sunday revealed last month how Denise Van Outen, 46, fractured her shoulder in three places during rehearsals, which meant she had to abandon the series after the first show.

Last week comedian Rufus Hound, 41, had to leave after testing positive with Covid.

Reserves Amy Tinkler, 21, and comedian Matt Richardson, 29, have stepped in to replace them.

Show co-presenter Phillip Schofield, 58, confirmed “I asked my team and we realised that this is the first time ever we’ve used both of our reserves.”

Yesterday show favourite Faye Brookes said she was terrified ahead of tonight’s live show after she a had bad fall in rehearsals.

The ex-Coronation Street star, 33, took a tumble on the ice rehearsing an ominously-named skating trick called the Death Swan with her skating partner Hamish Gaman, 37.

The tricky move, invented by Hamish, sees the actress lifted into the air mid-performance.

But the pair toppled and ended up crashing on to the ice on Wednesday while trying to master it before tonight’s show.

Faye, who is performing a ballet-themed dance to Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake, told The Sun on Sunday: “We’ve had a big fall. If that happens on the night I’m going home. Not one has gone right.”

A TV source added: “Faye has been pulling out all the stops. She really doesn’t want to take a fall on national TV.”

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