Billie Piper ‘rushed to hospital after suffering painful back injury on I Hate Suzie set’

Billie Piper ‘rushed to hospital after suffering painful back injury while performing Strictly Come Dancing-style routine on I Hate Suzie set’

  • Billie Piper has been hospitalised after sustaining a dance injuring while filming the second series of I Hate Suzie
  • The actress, 39, who plays title character Suzie Pickles in the Sky Max show, hurt her back while recording scenes which see Suzie compete in a Strictly Come Dancing-style show called Dance Crazee
  • Former pop star Billie sought medical attention after she ‘hurt herself quite badly’ on set 

Billie Piper has been hospitalised after sustaining a dance injuring while filming the second series of I Hate Suzie.

The actress, 39, who plays title character Suzie Pickles in the Sky Max show, hurt her back while recording scenes which see Suzie compete in a Strictly Come Dancing-style show called Dance Crazee.

Former pop star Billie sought medical attention after she ‘hurt herself quite badly’ on set. 

Medical help: Billie Piper, 39, has been hospitalised after sustaining a dance injuring while filming the second series of I Hate Suzie (pictured in 2021)

Medical help: Billie Piper, 39, has been hospitalised after sustaining a dance injuring while filming the second series of I Hate Suzie (pictured in 2021)

A TV insider told The Sun: ‘It was a case of life imitating art as she found out just how challenging taking part in a contest like this can be.

‘Billie hurt herself quite badly trying to master some challenging moves and it was decided it would be best if she went to hospital to get checked out properly.

‘In the end she was fine but the setback will have some impact on filming.

Making moves: The actress who plays Suzie Pickles in the Sky Max show, hurt her back while recording scenes which see Suzie compete in a Strictly Come Dancing-style show

Making moves: The actress who plays Suzie Pickles in the Sky Max show, hurt her back while recording scenes which see Suzie compete in a Strictly Come Dancing-style show

‘That will be a double blow for Billie as she’s not just the lead star but also co-created the show.’

MailOnline has contacted Sky and a representative for Billie for comment.

Filming for the second series of I Hate Suzie a couple of months ago and it is expected to air later this year.  

I Hate Suzie Too sees Suzie, a child star turned actress, secure a new agent and a new PR as she begins her new job on Dance Crazee to support her son Frank (Matthew Jordan-Caws).

In this three-part anti-Christmas festive special, Suzie battles ex-husband Cob (Daniel Ings) with the help of estranged best friend Naomi (Leila Farzad) as she tries to keep life stable for her young son Frank.  

She's back! A sneak peek at I Hate Suzie Too sees Billie Piper yet again embody child star turned actress Suzie Pickles, who has a new job on a reality show in the second series

She’s back! A sneak peek at I Hate Suzie Too sees Billie Piper yet again embody child star turned actress Suzie Pickles, who has a new job on a reality show in the second series

As well as her personal battles, Suzie is also desperately trying to stay on reality TV competition Dance Crazee long enough to fund her life as a single mother.

The former child star fights to regain the love of the British public on the popular Saturday night show all while her personal life starts to spiral out of control.

Written by Lucy Prebble and co-created with Billie, the second series sees a new host of stars joining the cast, including It’s A Sin star Omari Douglas, Joker’s Douglas Hodge and Blake Harrison (The Inbetweeners).

Also joining the star-studded cast is Anastasia Hille (Snow White and the Huntsman), Angela Sant’Albano (The Nevers), Reza Diako (Tehran), Everybody’s Talking about Jamie’s Layton Williams, and Yaz Zadeh (I May Destroy You).

Meanwhile, former cast members Leila Farzad (Avenue 5), Daniel Ings (Sex Education), Phil Daniels (Eastenders), Lorraine Ashbourne (Bridgerton), and Elle Piper are reprising their roles.  

Hit show: The much-anticipated second series sees Suzie (pictured in series one) start a new job dancing for the public on Saturday night reality TV show Dance Crazee

Hit show: The much-anticipated second series sees Suzie (pictured in series one) start a new job dancing for the public on Saturday night reality TV show Dance Crazee

Speaking about the new series, co-creators Lucy and Billie said: ‘We are thrilled to be back working together on this horrifying fever dream we share – I Hate Suzie Too (this time there’s sequins).’

A synopsis for the second series reads: ‘I Hate Suzie Too sees the return of child star turned actress Suzie Pickles, (Billie Piper).

‘Suzie has a new agent, new PR and a new job – dancing for likes on ‘Dance Crazee’, a reality TV competition that has the Saturday night audience hooked. Having lost everyone that matters to her, Suzie returns to her first love – the public.

‘Battling ex-husband Cob (Daniel Ings) with the help of estranged best friend Naomi (Leila Farzad), Suzie must try to keep life as stable as possible for her young son Frank (Matthew Jordan-Caws), all whilst staying on ‘Dance Crazee’ long enough to finance her new role as single mum and ex-wife.  

‘In this three-part anti-Christmas Christmas special, Suzie fights to regain the love of the British public whilst her personal life spirals out of control. Will she win the hearts of the British public? And restore her reputation? And at what cost?’

Newbies: Written by Lucy Prebble and co-created with Billie, the second series sees stars joining the cast, including It's A Sin star Omari Douglas

New faces: The second series sees The Inbetweeners star Blake Harrison joining the cast

Newbies: Written by Lucy Prebble and co-created with Billie, the second series sees stars joining the cast, including It’s A Sin star Omari Douglas and Blake Harrison (The Inbetweeners)

Exciting: Also joining the star-studded cast is Joker's Douglas Hodge (pictured), Anastasia Hille (Snow White and the Huntsman) and Angela Sant’Albano (The Nevers)

Exciting: Also joining the star-studded cast is Joker’s Douglas Hodge (pictured), Anastasia Hille (Snow White and the Huntsman) and Angela Sant’Albano (The Nevers) 

The first series of adult black comedy I Hate Suzie sees Suzie’s life thrown into disarray when intimate photos of her in a compromising position with a man who isn’t her husband are leaked online.

The show follows Suzie as she slowly begins to unravel after the photos are published, the effects of which ricochet into every area of her life.

As the episodes go on, the audience followed Suzie as she goes through stages of shock, denial, fear, shame, guilt, anger and eventually, acceptance.  

Suzie was seen in the programme enjoying family life with her husband and child before this is interspersed with the horror she feels when she learns the secret images of her have been made public.

As the fallout continues, Suzie and her best friend and manager Naomi (Leila Farzad) try to hold her life, career and marriage to Cob (Daniel Ings) together.

After its release in August 2020, the eight-part drama was lauded by for its gripping storyline while Billie was praised for her impressive performance.

Billie was nominated for a BAFTA in the best actress category for her sensational performance as Suzie while her co-star Leila, who played her friend and manager Naomi, was up for best supporting actress.

Success: After its release in August 2020, the eight-part drama was lauded by for its gripping storyline while Billie was praised for her impressive performance

Success: After its release in August 2020, the eight-part drama was lauded by for its gripping storyline while Billie was praised for her impressive performance

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