BURY soap star Jane Danson had to be taken off the rink on a stretcher after fainting during rehearsals for Dancing On Ice.

The Coronation Street actress passed out as she was working on her routine for the ITV talent show earlier today - leaving it unclear whether she will perform during the evening's live show.

Danson, 40, had been rehearsing with her professional skating partner Sylvain Longchambon when she fainted.

Images show her laying motionless before she is moved onto a stretcher and off the ice.

A spokesman for the ITV programme said the star "has been assessed by medics and is currently resting".

Danson's fall comes a week after fellow contestant Gemma Collins took a tumble during her performance.

Dancing On Ice is on ITV at 6pm.