Greg Rutherford forced to quit 2024 final

Greg Rutherford has been forced to pull out of tonight’s Dancing On Ice final due to an injury.

Greg suffered an injury this week and recently cast doubt on his appearance in Sunday’s final (March 10). Now, his professional partner Vanessa James has confirmed that Greg won’t be skating tonight.

She shared a selfie of herself and Greg and revealed he was on his way to hospital.

Greg Rutherford pulls out of Dancing On Ice 2024 final

Vanessa wrote: “Unfortunately Greg has sustained a significant injury this morning at rehearsals and won’t be able to perform tonight. We are on our way to the hospital for Greg to get examined further and receive the treatment he needs.”

Fans appear gutted by the news as one person said: “What sad news! Hope you have a speedy and complete recovery, Greg. You and Vanessa are both already winners in my book. Please keep us updated.”

Greg Rutherford on Instagram
Greg shared a video on his way to hospital (Credit: Instagram Stories)

Another wrote: “Oh no! Hope he’s ok! Will miss you tonight. You are my winners.”

A third added: “I’m gutted for you both, sending so much love.”

In a video shared to his Instagram Stories, Greg said he feels “devastated” to have to miss the final. He said he was on his way to hospital.

Meanwhile, Dancing On Ice has said: “Sadly Olympian Greg Rutherford MBE has had to withdraw from Dancing On Ice after sustaining an injury whilst in rehearsals for the final episode of the current series.

“Greg and Vanessa have been such a popular couple this series and have performed some truly memorable routines.”

The statement added: “We will be helping to support Greg and wish him well with his recovery. We also want to thank him for being such a treasured member of the Dancing on Ice family.”

Greg Rutherford and Vanessa James on Dancing On Ice
Fans expressed sadness for Vanessa and Greg (Credit: ITV)

Greg Rutherford injury

Speaking to The Sun this week, Greg opened up about his injury. He said: “I thought I was out of the show at that point, I didn’t think I was [going to be] able to carry on because it was so painful.

“And we’ve been effectively just letting it heal as much as we can, while still pushing. I’ve been really, really lucky… [it is] still healing so it still, pulls ever so often [and] feels a bit tight and sore.

“But this is performance-led and I had exactly the same when I was an athlete, I think there’s probably only one major in my career where I felt completely healthy.”

Greg Rutherford and Vanessa James on Dancing On Ice
Greg has an injury (Credit: ITV)

Dancing On Ice final

Tonight will see Adele Roberts, Ryan Thomas and Miles Nazaire take to the ice to be crowned the 2024 champion.

Read more: Dancing On Ice star Hannah Spearritt ‘snubs appearance at 2024 final’

According to bookies, Miles is the favourite to win Dancing On Ice.


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