Christie Brinkleys daughter replaces her on Dancing With The Stars after injury forced her to quit

Sailor and Christie Brinkley

Sailor will be replacing her mum on Dancing With The Stars (Picture: Getty)

Christie Brinkley has been replaced by her daughter Sailor on Dancing With The Stars after sustaining an injury forced her to drop out.

The American model, who shares Sailor with architect husband Peter Halsey Cook, quit the show after she stumbled over her partners foot during rehearsals which lead her to require surgery to her wrist and arm, according to ABC.

Announcing the news on the broadcaster in a statement, Christie said: Showbiz is all about getting a break, and Sailor and I both got one on Dancing with the Stars this season.

Joking about breaking her arm, she continued: Sailor joined the cast when I got mine… ouch somebody stop me, it hurts to laugh!

Sailor is excited to be filling in though and speaking on Good Morning America she revealed she wants to make her mum proud.

Sailor Brinkley-Cook

Sailor is excited to join the show (Picture: Getty)

I felt this high of just attacking something I was so afraid of and it felt like something I need to do, she admitted. I think it will change me.

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Im doing this mostly for my mom. I just want to make her happy and make her proud.

She loved doing this, she loves dancing and she loves performing and getting hurt was her worst nightmare.

More: Dancing With The Stars

Dancing With The Stars kicks off tonight in the United States, with Queer Eye star Karamo Brown, Lamar Odom and former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer going head-to-head.

The Supremes singer Mary WiIson will also be competing, as will Dawsons Creek actor James Van Der Beek.

Dancing With The Stars premieres at 8 pm. ET on ABC in the US.

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