DENISE Van Outen amazed Dancing On Ice fans this evening as she made her skating debut after dislocating her shoulder in a horror fall.
The 46-year-old actress refused to let her painful injury force her out of the competition, and viewers were blown away by her commitment.
Denise performed despite dislocating her shoulder
Denise and her professional skate partner Matt Evers took to the ice together in tonight’s launch show, performing to Rollin’ On The River, with Matt admitting he’d had to redo parts of the routine due to her injury.
In the video trailer that was shown beforehand, the moment Denise fell and injured her shoulder was shown – with the star crashing to the ground and Matt falling on top.
And fans at home could not hide their shock at how the star had overcome her injury – with the beauty still wearing a visible bandage on her shoulder.
Taking to Twitter, one wrote: “I’m so proud of Denise for going out there tonight. she definitely is the definition of ‘the show must go on’”
The moment the injury happened was shown in her VT
She still had a visible bandage on her arm
The star was rushed to hospital after a horror fall on ThursdayCredit: Instagram
Another added: “@denise_vanouten was incredible, I wouldn’t even bother getting out of bed with a dislocated shoulder props to her”.
A third said: “Go on Denise, smiling through the pain!! So so good!”
One more tweeted: “How you have just performed like that with a partially dislocated arm is nothing short of amazing.”
She was ‘determined’ not to let her injury hold her back Credit: Instagram
The actress has been devoted to training with pro partner Matt EversCredit: Instagram
An insider previously told The Sun that Denise was “determined” to make her Dancing On Ice debut tonight.
They said: “Denise had a huge scare, but she’s determined not to let a dislocated shoulder stop her from performing on the launch show.
“She’s had huge support from her skating partner Matt Evers. He’s going to be on hand to make sure tonight goes to plan, despite the difficult circumstances.”
Viewers were blown away by how professionally she soldiered on tonightCredit: Instagram
This morning Denise praised the NHS from her hospital bed as she shared pictures of herself on pain relief.
The Sun revealed how her future on the show was in doubt, with the beauty telling us: “I’m hoping and praying I can heal.”
Denise was raced to hospital following the terrifying fall on the ITV1 show’s studio rink at Bovingdon Airfield, Hertfordshire, on Thursday.
An emergency X-ray revealed a dislocated left shoulder and damage to her tendons.