Coleen vows to skate on despite injuries

Dancing On Ice semi-finalist Coleen Nolan has said she will skate on Sunday’s show, despite suffering a string of crippling injuries.

The Loose Women presenter, who has made it through to the last four against the odds, ended up in hospital with a ripped back muscle and a dislocated rib and disc after a fall during rehearsals earlier this week.

And on Friday she was taken back to hospital after the pain from her injuries worsened dramatically, according to The Sun.

However, she has said she will not let her fans down despite reportedly being in agony.

The injury adds to a catalogue of mishaps for Coleen, who also broke a bone in her hand during rehearsals the previous week.

“I will be somehow staggering on to the ice this Sunday,” she told The Sun.

“But seriously, although it’s been a hellish week, I’m just so overwhelmed to have got this far in the competition. I could never have dreamed of being in the semi-finals.

I want to skate to thank everyone for keeping me in. Even though I’m battered and bruised, I’m still dreaming of the Bolero.”

Bookies have made Donal McIntyre the favourite to be eliminated from Sunday’s semi-final, with Paddy Power offering odds of 6-5 on him getting the boot. Coleen is not far behind though at 6-4.

Meanwhile judge Jason Gardiner has admitted he is nervous about the semi-final because Coleen is still there despite being consistently at the bottom of the scoreboard.

“We might be in a situation where Coleen and Donal get saved,” he said. “If the skate-off is between Ray and Jessica what do we do? It’s the worst case scenario because I believe they are the two best contestants.”

“We want the best people to be in the final, not just those who are popular. Vote for people who are great on the ice, not just great personalities.”

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