Dancing On Ice rehearsals have been disrupted this week, after many of the contestants and crew fell foul of a 24 hour tummy bug.
Former Hollyoaks actor Gary Lucy and his partner Maria Filippov were the first stars to be struck down with the virus. The illness has also struck down many of the show’s crew.
A source told The Sun: “Just skipping one day of practising their new routine could really damage Gary and Maria’s chances on Sunday.
“The competition is hotting up and everything is at stake.
“Gary said he felt like he was in quarantine from the rest of the gang when the illness was in full force.
“Producers have tried to keep him and Maria away from the others.”
The bug first struck the crew last week. The insider explained:
“Practically all the crew picked it up and now it has spread to the contestants.
“This could really ruin the weekend’s show. They are doing everything they can to keep the celebs up to full strength.
“But they know it will be disastrous if any of the stars are too sick to perform.”