Chris Fountain has revealed he endured a rather unusual cure when he hurt his back during training for Dancing on Ice.

The star, who plays Justin Burton in Hollyoaks, apparently had to hold a golf ball between his bottom cheeks after he injured his coccyx while practising his dance moves on the ice rink ahead of Sunday’s first show.

Chris, 20, revealed he was prescribed the treatment by ITV1’s physiotherapist, saying: “I’ve done something to my coccyx. I had to put a golf ball in between my bum cheeks the other day.”

It seems the former ice hockey player still managed to reduce his gran to tears with his new ice dancing skills.

“My grandma cried the other day when she came to watch me. She said, ‘it looks so nice’,” he added.

Chris, who has been fitting training in around his soap commitments, has already been tipped by Olympic medallists Jane Torvill and Christopher Dean to do well in the third series, but he said he would hate to be the first one out.

“When I did Just The Two Of Us, no one was out the first week, but they’re ruthless here,” he added.