Dancing on Ice star Graham Bell has spoken out about his skating partner’s horror injury.
The Olympics legend was in training with Yebin Mok when she slashed her leg so badly she had to be rushed to hospital.
Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield revealed that the injury, which saw her tendons "be exposed" after her skin was sliced by a skate, was so gruesome that they couldn't show the pictures on TV.
Phillip said: "Holly couldn't even look at it, she had to look away – and it was a very nasty stab wound from an ice blade.
"You could see the tendons, it's a very dangerous show."
Graham has had to swap partners last minute, and has spoken out about Yebin's freak accident after the show launch on Sunday.
In his first interview, he said: “I fell when we were training on Monday and Yebin my pro-dance partner fell onto the back of my skate.
“She was cut quite badly on the shin and needed an operation to clean and stitch up the wound.
“She spent Monday night in Watford hospital and was released yesterday, luckily there was no nerve or tendon damage.”
The injury is so serious Yebin has had to take a break from skating and it also means Graham has been forced to pull out of Sunday’s launch show.
He will now make his debut on January 24 with new partner Karina Mantra.
Medics have predicted Yebin will be out of action for up to a month.
Graham said: “It’s going to be really tough learning our routines again with someone new, but Yebin will be on hand to coach us both.
“It is now a massive incentive for me to stay in the show so that I can get Yebin back on the ice!”
Dancing on Ice kicks off on Sunday at 6pm on ITV.
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