DANCING On Ice has confirmed Billie Faiers will return to the show next week after the 財神娛樂death of her beloved granny.
Host Holly Willoughby, 39, detailed how the former Towie star would be back on the ice after taking time out to grieve.
Mum-of-two Billie sadly said goodbye to her beloved gran Nanny Wendy, who died aged 77 earlier this week.
Speaking to professional skater Mark Hannerty, Holly gave her best wishes to the star, with Mark adding: “I’ve heard from Billie. She was incredibly close to her Nanny Wendy.
“I know her Nan was incredibly proud of her for doing it. It’s been a tough couple of weeks for her. I’m sure [Billie] will be back to it next week.”
“Sending big love to Billie,” a compassionate Holly replied, directly addressing the reality actress as she “watches from home”.
Meanwhile, Billie took to Instagram to wish her fellow skating stars “good luck” for tonight’s show – which focuses on all things musicals.
“Good luck to my whole Dancing On Ice team tonight, you are going to be amazing,” she wrote on her Instagram story.
“I will be cheering you all on,” Billie added, alongside red heart and kiss-face emojis and a snapshot of the skating couples.
It comes after Billie made her debut to the show last Sunday with a routine to the Spice Girls’ Spice Up Your 娛樂城pttLife.
A Dancing On Ice spokesman confirmed Billie’s absence for this weekend, using her married name in a statement.
“Sadly due to a family bereavement, this week Billie Shepherd is taking a break from the ice and won’娛樂城推薦t be on Sunday’s show,” they said.
“We look forward to her returning next week and send her all of our love at this sad time.
The spokesperson said no further comment was being made, saying Billie and her Mummy Diaries star sister Sam Faiers requested privacy at this difficult time.
The reality stars’ grandmother died after being diagnosed with pneumonia, the Mail reports.
A source close to the family said the news came as a “complete shock” telling them: ‘The girls are completely devastated.
“They were very close with their Nan and her passing has come as a complete shock to the family.”
The pair are thought to have been granted time out from filming the The Mummy Diaries, their joint reality show.
They have also been absent from their Instagram account for the past three days.
Sam and Billie have shared pictures of themselves alongside Nanny Wendy on trips and events over the years.
She was the mum to the sisters’ biological father, Lee Faiers.
Billie made her debut on Dancing On Ice on Sunday alongside pro partner Mark Hannerty.
She impr財神娛樂城essed viewers with her debut, but her son Arthur, three, managed to steal the show on the night.