Wayne Bridge has reportedly quit Dancing On Ice days before training started – despite not being officially confirmed yet.
The 40-year-old is said to have caught ITV bosses' attention with his TikTok dance routines he shared during lockdown.
But, despite reportedly making it through to the final stages of talks to join the 2021 line-up, Wayne will no longer be participating.
A source told The Sun: "Wayne had several meetings with bosses but suddenly he was no longer taking part.
"Dancing On Ice audition a lot of stars – sometimes people don't get through if they're not very good skaters but Wayne was really impressive.
"He was expected to sign the contract and then disappeared from the line-up, it's all a bit of a mystery."
Wayne had not yet been confirmed for next year's series, though the celebrity line-up has started to be announced.
So far, the confirmed names are rapper Lady Leshurr, WAG Rebekah Vardy, ex Olympic skier Graham Bell, former athlete Colin Jackson, Capital Radio DJ Sonny Jay, ex Neighbours actor Jason Donovan, Coronation Street babe Faye Brooks, Emmerdale star Joe-Warren Plant, Celebrity Gogglebox star Denise Van Outen and musician Myleene Klass.
Other names rumoured include Corrie star Sally Dynevor, Happy Mondays' Bez, Love Island hunk Luke Trotman, sports presenter Denise Lewis, Dr Alex George, TOWIE's Billie Faiers, RuPaul's Drag Race UK star Baga Chipz, Emmerdale's Samantha Giles, Hollyoaks' Carly Stenson, West End star Jodie Prenger and Benidorm actor Jake Canuso.
Wayne, who is married to The Saturdays singer Frankie Sandford, was reportedly approached to appear on the show due to his TikTok dances.
Speaking of the fun videos, Frankie told The Sun: "At first, Wayne wasn't really that fussed, but now he tries to decide all artistic directions.
"He enjoys dancing and he feels like he's got the moves, so he's in his element."
Neither Wayne nor Frankie are strangers to reality television.
Wayne took part in I'm A Celebrity back in 2016, while Frankie was a runner-up on Strictly Come Dancing in 2014.
Daily Star Online has contacted a rep for Wayne for comment
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