Emmerdale star Joe Warren Plant's Dancing on Ice hopes and dreams hang in the balance after an old knee injury left the soap star in pain.
The 18-year-old, took to social media to tell his legion of fans that he'd had to skip training and instead made a worthwhile trip to see a physiotherapist in hope of a quick remedy.
It seems Joe had been suffering with knee issues for months but having wanted to push boundaries to get further in the competition, he's now put himself out of action for a few weeks.
Alongside his professional figure skating partner Vanessa Bauer, the teen shared an image of himself with his head in his hands explaining that the situation was "frustrating".
He captioned: Absolutely gutted…..
"So we had to cancel today's training session due to my ongoing knee injury!
"It's unbelievably frustrating as I really felt like it had healed!
I'm not one to give up when I feel a little bit of pain and I was willing to carry on but it’s important for me to take a step back, not get too carried away with it and take it easy."
Trying to make a joke of the situation, he added: "Kneed to get this under control…."
Sharing another video snippet with fans, he seemed to remain in high spirits about his future on the ITV show despite the setbacks.
He explained: "Yo, what's going on guys I'm currently at JamPhysio, got my cold compression on my knee, it sucks we had to miss training this morning it really does.
"For the past two weeks since we started, my knee hasn't been causing me any pain or discomfort whatsoever so I automatically thought it was healing and getting better.
"Yesterday I took it a little too far and I feel like I am back to square one with it."
He added: "It's an injury I've had for months and I have found myself in a cycle where it gets better, it's healing, then boom it happens again.
"I just need to take the precautions necessary and get it under control."
To add salt to his wounds, ITV verified yesterday that all other contenders will be able to take to the ice, in spite of the up and coming UK lockdown which begins on November 5.
A spokesman for the channel said: "ITV takes the safety and welfare of everyone involved with its programmes extremely seriously and follows all Government guidelines regarding Covid-19.
"The government has confirmed that TV production can carry on throughout lockdown, to that end we will be hiring the local ice rinks on a private and exclusive hire basis."
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