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Olympian Amy Tinkler has been announced as Denise van Outen’s replacement on Dancing on Ice.
Denise, 46, has been forced to quit the ITV skating competition after she dislocated her shoulder and suffered three bone fractures during an accident in training for her skating debut.
Shortly after Denise announced the sad news of her and skating partner Matt Evers’ departure from the ice rink, Dancing on Ice were quick to announce who will be stepping into her skates.
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The show shared a snap of Amy on their Instagram page, writing: “Olympic gymnast @amytinkler and her pro-skater partner @joejohnsonice will be joining the Dancing on Ice line up from this weekend after Denise Van Outen and Matt Evers have had to withdraw from the competition due to Denise’s injury.”
Let’s take a look at everything we know about Amy ahead of her DOI debut…
Who is Amy Tinkler?
Amy Tinkler is a 21 year old British artistic gymnast who hails from Bishop Auckland.
The beautiful blonde won bronze for floor exercising at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro while representing Great Britain.
She was also part of the bronze-medal-winning GB team at the 2015 World Championships in Glasgow.
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The star was the youngest member of Team GB at just 16, and she’s become the second British woman, after Beth Tweddle, to win a gymnastics medal in Olympics history.
Amy retired from competing in 2020 after an injury caused her to pull out of the Commonwealth Games team in 2018.
As well as this, it was revealed last year that Amy had “negative experiences” in the sport, and that British Gymnastics had left her “out to dry.”
Complaints were reportedly ignored and investigations closed without informing Amy personally.
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You can find Amy on Instagram, posting to her 57,000 followers.
Amy recently shared an excited post after receiving the news that she’d be taking to the ice.
“For the past 3 months Joe and I have been working super hard as the reserve team for @dancingonice and we’re super excited to say we will be in the show on Sunday!” she penned.
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Amy continued: “We want to wish @vanouten_denise a very speedy recovery, you have been so kind to us and we wish you all the best. I can’t wait to show you all what we can do!
“Thank you Joe for being the most amazing partner, you’re the best! Lots of love.”
Amy shared a glamorous snap of her and Joe Johnson who she’ll be partnered with for the show.
On the star’s Instagram you’ll also find her posting clips and pictures of her life as gymnast. She also likes to share photos of her adorable pooch Ella.
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