MICHAEL Barrymore has suffered another blow after being forced to quit Dancing On Ice.
The English comedian was looking to make a comeback to TV but has now had to pull out of the show.
When will Michael Barrymore be on Dancing On Ice?
There is still no date confirmed for the next series.
However, it is likely that the new series of the show will kick off around the same time as the previous two seasons, which have started on the first weekend of January.
If the trend continues, we could see Michael showing off his skating skills on January 5, 2020.
Why has Michael Barrymore quit Dancing On Ice?
On December 18, 2019 it was revealed that Michael was forced to pull out of Dancing on Ice due to a broken hand.
The funnyman has now been replaced by Blue Peter presenter Radzi Chinyanganya.
The injury happened when he fell in training, shattering a bone in his hand.
A source said: “It’s a real shame for Michael as he was hoping this would be his big comeback, but after his injury there is no way he could continue.”
What are Michael Barrymore’s biggest shows?
The TV star landed his own sketch show, The Michael Barrymore Show, in 1983, but after just one series, he decided to walk out of his contract.
Michael decided to move forward as a presenter on the BBC game show Get Set Go! while also making a number of appearances in multiple Royal Variety Performance shows, with his first one also being in 1983.
The BBC cancelled the game series shortly after its first run, which led Michael to find a new home as he once again led his own TV programme entitled Barrymore from 1991 until 2000.
Michael also helmed Michael Barrymore’s Saturday Night Out between 1988 and 1989, making him one of the most popular television personalities in the UK.
To date, he has also worked on shows including Kids Say the Funniest Things, Animals Do the Funniest Things and My Kind of People.
How did Michael Barrymore become famous?
Michael Ciaran Parker, known by his stage name Michael Barrymore, was born in Bermondsey, London.
Barrymore is a comedian and TV presenter who hosted shows in the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s.
The Strike It Lucky frontman was axed by ITV in 2002 after the tragic death of Stuart Lubbock in the swimming pool of the star’s Essex home.
He rose to fame through appearances on Blankety Blank and Who Do You Do before getting his own sketch show.
31-year-old Stuart Lubbock was found dead in Barrymore’s swimming pool after a party
What happened to Stuart Lubbock?
A post-mortem examination of Stuart Lubbock found he had suffered severe internal injuries that suggested he was sexually assaulted.
Lubbock and others had been enjoying an all-night party at the mansion.
Barrymore was arrested over the death in 2007 but the case against him was dropped three months later.
Lubbock’s death is still an unsolved murder investigation.
Michael poured out his heart on Piers Morgans Life Storiesand confessed he now lives the life of a recluse, with his Jack Russell Dave his only companion.
He apologised for the first time over the death of party guest Stuart Lubbock in his pool and admitted: I f***ed up.
In a tearful and emotional interview, Michael said: I could not be more sad. I could not be more sorry that this event took place.
It was at my house and they dont have all the answers tohow he got these injuries. I could not be more sad or sorry if I have to be for the rest of my life.
Of course it goes through my head and I want things different. I wish I could change it for them.
I f***ed up. What more do you want? I f***ed up.
Im sorry. I could not be more sorry. Im sorry for swearing. I do apologise. Ive never swore in front of an audience.
I was responsible for allowing people to come back to my house and to go out to the pool. All of them were… there were no children. Stuart was 31. You assume they was capable of looking after themselves.
When did Barrymore’s wife Cheryl die?
Cheryl Cocklin, known as Cheryl Barrymore, married Michael in 1976.
The pair met Barrymore two years earlier, during her time in West End theatre shows.
Cheryl and Michael divorced in 1997, after becoming estranged.
After this her health began to deteriorate. In 2003, she suffered a burst ulcer.
On April 1 2005, Cheryl died aged 55, after being diagnosed with lung cancer six weeks earlier.