Dancing On Ice has been hit with another injury after pro-dancer Alexandra Schauman, who is the dance partner of EastEnders star Joe Swash, fell at rehearsal.

In a statement, the show said, "Unfortunately, due to injury, @alex--lukasz won't be able to perform this weekend. @realjoeswashy will still be skating - @almurph18 will be stepping as his partner! Join us in wishing Alexandra a speedy recovery." 

This year's series of Dancing on Ice has been cursed with injuries. Michael Barrymore was forced to leave and pro-skater Vanessa Bauer was left concussed after a bad fall.

Two Irish contestants are still in the running on the show, Longford's Love Islander Maura Higgins and footballer Kevin Kilbane  Higgins was concerned a few weeks ago about an injury she sustained to her ribs in this challenging reality show.

Last weekend, Kilbane skated close to the edge of elimination when he was faced to skate-off against newsreader Lucrezia Millarini but he managed to hang on.

Dancing On Ice returns to Virgin Media Sunday at 6.00pm.