The 37-year-old professional ice skater had to leave the competition earlier this week due to a finger injury he sustained while putting on a sock. Although he is disappointed to leave the ITV show, Hamish is pleased that he does not need an operation on his digit.
He wrote on Instagram: “Hello everyone. I am heartbroken that I will no longer skate with @faye_brookes on @dancingonice. I’m so grateful that I don’t need surgery on my finger, but if I stay on the show I could have an accident and make my injury worse (it’s series 13).
“Coaching Faye for 4 months has been a privilege and I am so proud of the incredible skater she has become. I remember being afraid to run backwards and wondering if she would ever be able to do a 3 lap or backward cross. Faye, you have come so far and achieved so much. “
Hamish admitted that he and his fiancée Amelia Humfress look forward to having a drink with Faye and her boyfriend Joe Davies when the pubs reopen.
He added, “I can’t wait for the pubs to finally reopen so Faye, @iamjustjoe, @ameliaskating and I can all have a beer. Faye, your friendship and support means the world to me. Thank you for everything. #dancingonice (sic) ”
ITV confirmed earlier this week that Hamish was forced to withdraw from the competition.
A spokesman said: “Unfortunately we can confirm that Hamish Gaman, who worked with Faye Brookes, had to withdraw from the competition.
“We thank him for all his hard work and wish him all the best as he takes time out to allow his injury to heal completely.”
Dancing on Ice professional skater Matt Evers is now partnering former Coronation Street star Faye.
The program will not air this Sunday (21/02/21) after the show bosses decided to stop the series after a string of star injuries.
An ITV spokesperson said in a statement: “ITV has decided to stop Dancing on Ice this week and there will be no live show on Sunday February 21st.
“Every week our production team and cast put on a fantastic show in incredibly challenging times.
“The well-being of everyone is important to us and we thought it advisable to take a week off at this point.” It is of paramount importance to us that we continue to produce the best television for our viewers and we look forward to the Competition resume next week with the show live again on Sunday, February 28th. “