Dancing On Ice: The Vamps bassist Connor Ball rehearses dangerous lift

He is set to make his debut performance on Dancing On Ice on Sunday. 

And The Vamps bassist Connor Ball, 25, was seen practicing a dangerous lift with professional skate partner Alexandra Schauman, 41, on Tuesday.

Connor showed no signs of fear as he swung Alexandra round on her side, with the dancer’s head scarily close to the ice.  

.

Impressive: The Vamps bassist Connor Ball, 25, was seen practicing a dangerous lift with professional skate partner Alexandra Schauman, 41, on Tuesday.

The musician looked focused as he worked with Alexandra on their routine and was seen practicing his balance with leg lifts and side-by-side skating. 

Share

Alexandra put her faith in Connor as he grabbed one arm and leg to spin her around in a scary-looking lift.  

The pair twirled and were later praised by fellow competition Liberty Poole following the performance. 

Dedicated: The musician looked focused as he worked with Alexandra on their routine and was seen practicing his balance with leg lifts and side-by-side skating

There he goes: Connor showed no signs of fear as he swung Alexandra round on her side, with the dancer’s head scarily close to the ice

Vote of confidence: Alexandra put her faith in Connor as he grabbed one arm and leg to spin her around in a scary looking lift

Tough: When Connor was announced as a contestant on Dancing On Ice, he said: ‘I’m excited obviously but I’m really nervous. I’m quite clumsy, accident prone’

Not for the faint hearted: The professional skater looked a little shaken following the attempt 

When Connor was announced as a contestant on Dancing On Ice, he said: ‘I’m excited obviously but I’m really nervous.

‘I’m quite clumsy, accident prone. Ice is hard! It was pretty hard to keep the secret. 

‘The rest of the band know. They’re super excited for me.’   

It comes as Rachel Stevens has been forced to miss her first live performance on Dancing On Ice this weekend after fracturing her wrist in training. 

The S Club 7 star, 43, was due to take to the rink with professional skater Brendyn Hatfield, 36, but will now not take part in Sunday’s show after having a nasty fall on the ice. 

Rachel is hoping to skate for the first time in Week Three, Sunday January 30th, after allowing time for her recovery.    

Here we go: Alexandra threw her arm in the air as the pair set off across the rink with Liberty watching in the background

Dress rehearsal: Connor looked like he was having fun as he twirled the skater around 

Dangerous: The pair prepared for the nail-biting lift 

Struggle: Connor looked like he was struggling to hold Alexandra up as she spun round the rink 

Ouch: It comes as Rachel Stevens has been forced to miss her first live performance on Dancing On Ice this weekend after fracturing her wrist in training

 A Dancing On Ice spokesperson said: ‘Due to an injury sustained in training and on the expert advice from the Dancing on Ice medical professionals, Rachel Stevens will not skate in this Sunday’s show.

‘We look forward to her returning to the show next weekend.’

Rachel is not the first celebrity to be injured this series which launched on Sunday. Happy Mondays star Bez tested positive for COVID-19 – one day after making his debut on Dancing On Ice.  

Hands up: The pair twirled and were later praised by Liberty Poole following the performance

Intense: They gazed into each other’s eyes for one moment in the routine

The dancer told the Daily Star: ‘I’ve had a positive test. I’m gutted because I’m going to be missing training but I’m looking forward to skating on the show again for Week Three and I’ll be tuning at home and cheering on my mates who are skating this weekend.’  

It comes after the musician was left dazed after striking his head on the ground in a nasty fall during Dancing On Ice rehearsals, sending his helmet flying across the rink.    

Balance: Alexandra helped Connor lift his leg up during the routine 

Can We Dance? Alexandra seemed happy with the musician’s skating as they travelled around the rink 

Up, up and away: Connor threw Alexandra around during the routine 

 A show source told the Mirror: ‘It was a terrifying moment and everyone’s hearts were in their mouths when he hit the ground. It goes to show how brutal this programme can be.’ 

News of Bez’s blunder broke after host Phillip Schofield spoke of the mishap after seeing it on film.  

The television presenter said: ‘You have a rink that is full of essentially blades and we know how dangerous they can be and how deeply they can cut and how sharp they are.   

Bring it on: The Vamps star will compete against a whole host of celebrities including Happy Mondays Bez and Corrie’s Sally Dyvenor