Dancing On Ice’s Greg Rutherford considering third Olympics with professional partner Vanessa James

Greg Rutherford has revealed he is considering competing in his third Olympics following his success on Dancing On Ice. 

The former track and field athlete, 37, who is partnered with professional Vanessa James, 36, on the show spoke of how the Canadian ice skater had inspired him. 

After sustaining a shoulder injury, he was ruled him out of the 2022 Winter Olympics with his dreams of joining Britain’s bobsleigh team put on hold. 

But, it seems Greg now has his sights set on pair skating as he shared his hopes of taking part in the 2026 Winter Olympic Games. 

In an interview with The Sun, he explained: ‘I said to Vanessa, “If all went well enough and I could put enough time in, how about we go for the next Olympics?”

Greg Rutherford, 37, has revealed he is considering competing in his third Olympics following his success on Dancing On Ice (pictured at the London 2012 Olympic Games)

The former track and field athlete, who is partnered with professional Vanessa James, 36, on the show spoke of how the Canadian ice skater had inspired him (pictured last month)

The former track and field athlete, who is partnered with professional Vanessa James, 36, on the show spoke of how the Canadian ice skater had inspired him (pictured last month)

He added: ‘I’ll have to compete for Canada though, because she sadly wouldn’t be able to compete for Great Britain.

‘But yeah, why not? Why not give myself another go? I’ve got a couple of years.’

Vanessa represented Canada at the 2022 Winter Olympics having previously competed for France in 2010, 2014 and 2018. 

Greg, who holds an MBE, won gold at the 2012 Olympics and bronze at the 2016 Summer Olympics. 

His role on Dancing On Ice comes seven years after the retired track and field athlete appeared on Strictly Come Dancing. 

On Sunday viewers saw Greg advance through yet another week of Dancing On Ice after performing the salsa. 

He returned to the rink with partner Vanessa after she injured herself on the ice moments before last week’s live show.

Despite suffering the fall the duo were full of confidence for the routine which host Oti described as ‘sexy and sultry’ and praised the duo’s chemistry. 

It seems Greg now has his sights set on pair skating as he shared his hopes of taking part in the 2026 Winter Olympic Games

It seems Greg now has his sights set on pair skating as he shared his hopes of taking part in the 2026 Winter Olympic Games

On Sunday viewers saw Greg advance through yet another week of Dancing On Ice after performing the salsa

On Sunday viewers saw Greg advance through yet another week of Dancing On Ice after performing the salsa 

Greg went on to join many of the other celebs as he scored his highest mark to date with 30.5 

Claire Sweeney became the latest star to leave the series after landing in the dreaded skate off with Lou Sanders on Sunday.

The soap star, 52, despite dislocating her rib during rehearsals had taken to the rink for a burlesque themed performance as she skated and sung live. 

Following the skate off off judges Ashley Banjo, Oti Mabus, Jayne Torville and Christopher Dean announced they wanted to save the ‘strongest skater’.

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