Declan Donnelly ended up in hospital after falling over while ice skating on Saturday Night Takeaway.

The 31-year-old host slipped over during the final lap of a skating race with his presenting partner Ant McPartlin.

He was seen wincing with pain during the last 15 minutes of the show, until filming was stopped so he could be taken to hospital. There, he was found to have a sprained ankle.

He is now hobbling around on crutches with a large bruise on the front of his leg.

A source told The Sun: “It was a nasty crash and made the audience wince. But the boys still had to finish the show, so Dec had to grin and bear it.

“Then he called out to the team and they decided on hospital. At least there’s nothing broken. Fortunately it’s a spelling challenge next week.”