Coronation Street star Antony Cotton has fractured two ribs after falling during training for Dancing on Ice but has vowed to have his skates on for Sunday night's show.

The actor, who plays Sean Tully on the ITV soap, said that he and professional partner Brandee Malto lost their balance during practice on Wednesday.

Having been brought to hospital, Cotton was told he had "fractured a couple of ribs, front and back". 

"I've never phoned in sick - not once, not ever - and I don’t intend to start now," he told his Twitter followers.

"If you've ever broken a rib then you'll know what the pain is like, but sadly I don't have four weeks to rest, so I'll keep going until they stretcher me off!!!"

Dancing on Ice, Sunday, TV3 and ITV, 6:00pm.