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 on the show with professional Vanessa James, 36, spoke about how the Canadian ice skater inspired him.

After suffering a shoulder injury, he has been ruled out of the 2022 Winter Olympics with his dreams of joining Britain’s bobsleigh team.

But it seems Greg now has his sights set on pair skating as he shared his hopes of competing in the 2026 Winter Olympics.

In an interview with The sunhe explained: ‘I said to Vanessa, “If everything went well enough and I could put in enough time, how are we going 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 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 Olympics)

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

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

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

“But yeah, why not? Why not give myself another chance? I have a few years.’

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

Greg, who has 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 progress through another week of Dancing On Ice after performing the salsa.

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

Despite 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 pairs skating as he shared his hopes of competing in the 2026 Winter Olympics

It seems Greg now has his sights set on pairs skating as he shared his hopes of competing in the 2026 Winter Olympics

On Sunday, viewers saw Greg progress through another week of Dancing On Ice after performing the salsa

On Sunday, viewers saw Greg progress through another week of Dancing On Ice after performing the salsa

Greg joined many of the other celebs as he achieved his highest score to date with 30.5

Claire Sweeney became the latest star to leave the series after she ended up in the dreaded skate with Lou Sanders on Sunday.

Despite dislocating her ribs during rehearsals, the soap star, 52, took to the rink for a burlesque-themed performance as she skated and sang live.

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