The professional skater has taken to Instagram to express her regret about Jason’s early exit from the ITV show, admitting it was a “privilege” to skate alongside the actor before injury forced him to quit.
She wrote on the photo-sharing platform: “Finding it hard to find the right words right now… What a true honor and privilege to have been partnered with @jdonofficial on this series of @dancingonice To say that I was star struck when we first met would be an understatement even though I played it cool and I think he didn’t notice Told him later though [laughing emoji] (sic)”
Alexandra feels particularly disappointed about Jason’s early exit because she thinks they had “so much more to show”.
Her post continued: “Beyond gutted that our time on the ice together has come to such an abrupt end when I feel like we had so much more to show you all.
“But as always, thank you so much for all your love and support, couldn’t have done it without you and a huge thank you to everyone involved with the production of this fantastic show.
“It has been a tough year but I will always treasure these months on the ice knowing that we hopefully have brought some magic into people’s living rooms on Sunday night! I will continue to cheer everyone on and wishing my wonderful partner in crime a speedy recovery [bicep and heart emojis] (sic)”
Jason, 52, quit the show due to a persistent back injury.
ITV announced his early exit from the series and wished him a “speedy recovery”.
The broadcaster said: “Jason Donovan has brought us so much joy with his performances on ‘Dancing On Ice’ – from Priscilla through to the tango. Our thanks go to Jason and Alex for being so wonderful and committed to the series. We’re sorry to see them leave and we wish Jason a speedy recovery.”