Dancing On Ice fans slam show for ‘overwhelming NHS during Covid pandemic’

Dancing On Ice was branded 'irresponsible' by viewers over the weekend as fans claimed the show was 'overwhelming the NHS ' during the coronavirus pandemic.

During Sunday's launch show, viewers saw an array of stars – both celebrity and professional skaters – suffer painful injuries.

This meant some were forced to go to A&E after they injured themselves during DOI rehearsals.

Former Olympic skier Graham Bell's professional partner Yebin Mok was hospitalised after suffering a gruesome leg injury.

Graham's skate stabbed her in the shin and the professional skater "lost a chunk of her leg".

The painful ordeal has meant Yebin cannot take part in the show for the foreseeable future.

Fans then saw presenter Denise Van Outen dislocate her shoulder during rehearsals with partner Matt Evers.

The Celebrity Gogglebox star was rushed to the hospital to make sure nothing was broken.

She didn't let her injury stop her as Denise was still able to perform on Sunday.

Viewers were left even more outraged as they watched a third DOI star get injured.

Rebekah Vardy accidentally sliced open the face of her pro partner, Andy Buchanan.

The sharp blade slashed Andy's skin right next to his nose, and he needed the wound taped up by hospital staff.

DOI viewers were left outraged as they claimed the show was putting an unnecessary strain on the NHS amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

They took to Twitter to share their rage.

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One said: "Just watched the first episode of Dancing On Ice. Two people had to go to A and E because of skating accidents. Our NHS is pushed to capacity at the moment. Surely skating isn't essential just now !!"

While another wrote: "It's a bit strange that they all keep going to casualty. A bit inconsiderate to the NHS at this time, surely."

"UK Gov: 'don't put unnecessary strain on the NHS'. ITV: let's strap knives to celebrities' feet", penned a third viewer.

A fourth added: "If NHS is on its knees why is Dancing On Ice going ahead? Every time I look up someone is going to A&E."

Another fumed: "I don't understand how dancing on ice can go ahead! This is appalling. We are in a middle of a pandemic and we have enough pressure on our NHS without having celebrity's on ice putting more pressure on. CANCEL THE SHOW".

Daily Star has contacted representatives for ITV's Dancing On Ice for comment.

Dancing On Ice continues Sunday at 6pm on ITV.

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