Dancing on Ice' s Graham Bell and partner Yebin Mok have been faced with a major blow ahead of their debut on Sunday night.
The pair were meant to take to the ice for the first live show of the series but a freak accident in training saw Yebin suffer a stab wound from a skate blade that "exposed her tendons".
Dramatic pictures taken at the aftermath of Graham and Yebin's horror accident show the American professional skater carried away from the ice rink by on a stretcher.
Former Olympian Graham, 55, was there to support his dance partner and held her hand as she was seen to by medics.
A spokesperson from ITV confirmed that Yebin received immediate medical attention and is now resting and healing.
The devastating news means that Yen has been forced to take some away from the ITV competition, and Graham will now dance with Karina Mantra.
Dancing on Ice hosts Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby discussed he news on the ITV daytime show on Wednesday.
The pair admitted they'd seen a photo from the accident that they are unable to share on national television.
Holly, 39, revealed that she was unable to even look at the gory image during a Dancing on Ice meeting.
She told viewers: "This week Olympic skier Graham Bell and his partner Yebin had a freak accident, which resulted in her having a laceration on her leg."
Phillip, 57, continued: "We had a Zoom meeting yesterday with the team and they showed us a picture that we can not show you on TV.
"Holly couldn't even look at it, she had to look away - and it was a very nasty stab wound from an ice blade.
"You could see the tendons, it's a very dangerous show."
Comedian Rufus Hound and his partner Robin will take to the ice this weekend, and Graham and Karina will now dance next Sunday.
News of the freak accident comes just one day after contestant contestant Rebekah Vardy revealed that her partner partner Andy Buchanan was rushed to hospital after she sliced open his face with her skate.
She said at the time: "I seem to be the only one who’s ended up hurting my pro, putting him in hospital.
"I do apologise. No, It was awful; I think I’ve just come to terms with scarring his face."
Explaining the accident, Rebekah added: "We were practicing a trick and we changed it slightly from something that we would normally do – and we did it on a daily basis and everything would go right and nothing would go wrong."
Dancing on Ice returns to ITV on Sunday at 6pm