Rufus Hound is one of the 12 contestants taking part in the glitzy winter competition - Dancing on Ice. The ITV series sees famous amateur skaters partner up with professionals to learn tricky routines in order to impress the judges. Comedian Hound will not be appearing in tonight's episode and here's all you need to know.
Rufus Hound is a British comedian and actor who has already impressed judges with his performances.
He and his professional partner Robin Johnstone won the first Golden Ticket of the series, which meant he escaped facing the public vote.
His free pass to the next stage of the competition left fans comparing him to Strictly Come Dancing's dark horse - Bill Bailey.
He was left feeling incredibly emotional and was excited to get back on the ice for another week.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
Sadly, he is out of the competition this week and will be watching the next stage of the show from home.
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Dancing on Ice: Rufus Hound will not perform this week (Image: ITV)
Dancing on Ice: Rufus and his partner Robin (Image: ITV)
Hound ended up coming into contact with someone who had tested positive for coronavirus.
This means he has been forced to self-isolate and a spokesperson for ITV said: "We are hoping to welcome him back to the ice soon."
Many reality series have been thrown into disarray due to the coronavirus pandemic and production companies have been forced to follow rules with extreme caution.
Hound has not tested positive for coronavirus himself, but he must keep away from the other contestants for the time being.
His professional skating partner Johnstone has also been asked to keep away from the rink.
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As Hound has had to isolate for 10 days he missed out on a group performance as well