Olympic snowboarder Torah Bright was forced to pull out of Dancing With The Stars because of a toe injury.
Olympic snowboarder Torah Bright was forced to pull out of Dancing With The Stars because of a toe injury. Channel 7

Olympian vows to recover for Dancing With The Stars finale

WINTER Olympics champion Torah Bright is the latest celebrity to fall victim to the demands of Dancing With The Stars.

The gold medallist was forced to pull out of the dancing competition after injuring her big toe during rehearsals for last night's show.

"I'm disappointed to go out that way, but I wasn't going to risk any prolonged damage to the toe or my recovery time," she told APN.

"It is what it is. It (my exit) had to be done."

She hopes to recover in time to perform at the show's finale.

"I'll take a stubbed toe over anything else," Bright said.

"Now it's the waiting game, so we'll see how it pulls up.

"I plan to be back for the finale."

While she got off to a rocky start, Bright and her dance partner achieved scores as high as 35/40 before her injury.

Olympic snowboarder Torah Bright and her Dancing With The Stars partner Robbie Kmetoni.
Olympic snowboarder Torah Bright and her Dancing With The Stars partner Robbie Kmetoni. Channel 7

It has been a dramatic season of the ballroom show, with Kyly Clarke pulling out last month thanks to a hamstring injury and Mark Holden's bizarre outburst after his clown-themed routine.

Bogan Hunters star Pauly Fenech was also scratched before the show started because of an arrest.

Lynne McGranger danced her way through an injury last night and Ricki-Lee Coulter suffered a back injury at the beginning of the season.

"The show demands a lot of your time and preparation," Bright said.

"You've got to treat yourself like a professional athlete and there isn't always time for that (in people's lives). That's why there have been a lot of injuries."

Bright recently penned her first book, an autobiography titled It Takes Courage.

"The book is just about my life on the mountain and everything in between," she said.

"I ended up working with my cousin on the book as a ghost writer and it was beautiful to reconnect that friendship and write a fun, quirky book."

McGranger, Coulter, David Rodan, Matt Cooper and Tai Hara are the five remaining celebrities vying for the DWTS mirror-ball trophy.



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