DANCING On Ice star Hamish Gaman has broken his silence after being forced to pull out of the show due to a hand injury.
The 37-year-old admitted he was “heartbroken” at having to leave the competition and praised his skating partner, Faye Brookes.
Hamish shared a series of clips of him and Faye practicing their routine, which they will now not be able to perform.
He wrote: “Hi everyone I’m heartbroken that I’ll no longer be skating with @faye_brookes on @dancingonice.
“I’m so grateful that I don’t need any surgery on my finger, but if I stay in the show I could have an accident and make my injury much worse (it is series 13).
“Coaching Faye for 4+ months has been a privilege and I’m so proud of the incredible skater that she’s become.”
Hamish went on: “I remember her being scared of skating backwards and wondering if she’d ever be able to do a 3-turn or backward crossover. Faye, you’ve come so far and achieved so much.
“The first two videos are the lifts that Faye and I were going to do in our next routine. Our song choice was ‘Into the Unknown’ from Frozen 2 Faye and I were so excited to skate to this song together.
“I can’t wait for the pubs to finally reopen so that Faye, @iamjustjoe, @ameliaskating, and I can all go for a pint. Faye, your friendship and support means the world to me. Thank you for everything #dancingonice.”
Faye will now be partnered with Matt Evers, who was also forced to pull out of the show due to his partner, Denise Van Outen’s injury.
They will debut as a couple when the series returns next week after taking a brief hiatus to allow the stars to recover from injuries.
Hamish is thought to have torn a tendon in his hand while putting on socks.