Matt Richardson is set to make his Dancing on Ice debut on Sunday as he replaces Rufus Hound but he's sad his late friend Caroline Flack won't be able to see him perform. The year-old presented the X Factor 's spin-off Xtra Factor with the television host in while he was also a panellist on ITV2 show Viral Tap , which was presented by Flack in Like what I'd look like in the costumes and all that kind of fun, silly stuff. And she would have been amazingly supportive.
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The television presenter lost his friend and 'Xtra Factor' colleague last February and admits it is bittersweet appearing on the show, knowing Caroline isn't around to tell. He said: "Obviously we worked together lots, but she was a really good mate of mine. Like she was one of my best friends in the world. So I had a real pang of sadness that this wasn't something I could talk to Caroline about and would have had, you know, a really good laugh about. Like what I'd look like in the costumes and all that kind of fun, silly stuff. She was amazing.
Dancing on Ice bosses have confirmed that Matt Richardson will replace Rufus Hound after the comedian was forced to quit the competition after contracting coronavirus. The year-old television presenter has been training for the series of the ITV ice-skating show as a stand-in and will finally make his debut on Sunday night. Rufus and his professional skating partner Robin Johnstone had already missed two weeks of the competition after the former Celebrity Juice star was told he must isolate after getting a Track and Trace notification. With the departure of Rufus and Robin, Matt and his pro-skater partner Vicky Ogden will join the line up this weekend. Confirming the news on Twitter, Rufus penned: "I will no longer be participating in dancingonice.
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