Dancing on Ice legends Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean have shared a health update on contestant Connor Ball after the musician took a nasty fall during the latest live show.
Last Sunday (February 27), The Vamps singer and his professional partner Alexandra Schauman skated to George Ezra’s Paradise dressed as pirates, but things didn’t go to plan as he lost his balance during a risky move and fell to the ice.
He managed to slice his shin with a blade leaving it bleeding as concerned hosts Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby checked he was ok.
During an appearance on Channel 4's Steph's Packed Lunch, Olympic skating champions Torvill and Dean gave an update on the star’s recovery.
Asked if anyone had surprised them this series, Chris replied: "I think Connor is a surprise because our other top celebrities are all from a dancing background and Connor, he's a guitar player and so not so much.
"He's really stepped up, he's a stand out – he's our dark horse."
Jayne added: "As Chris said, Connor, each week, has got better and better but unfortunately he's had a couple of falls recently.
"He managed to kick himself in the shin last week, he's had stitches in his leg. But he carried on."
"He's like a patchwork at the moment," Chris interjected.
Jane continued: "After the fall in the routine, he jumped up and carried on. He was probably in a lot of pain but he's very determined."
After the fall on Sunday, Connor and Alex made their way to chat to the show's hosts.
"We are gutted for you," Phillip told him addressing the fall, before adding: "But first of all, are you okay?"
"I don't wanna look what's going on under here right now," Connor admitted as Alexandra confirmed: "It is bleeding!"
Speaking Metro.co.uk, the 25-year-old singer said: “When I tore off my trousers I was like ‘ahh there’s a big hole in my leg!’ But it’s all stitched up now and holding together and looking like a shark bite or something like that.”
The accident is the star’s second since joining the series.
During dance week, presenter Stephen Mulhern, who was filling in for Phillip Schofield, addressed that Connor was meant to open the show but had an accident right before where he cut his chin open.
Dancing on Ice continues Sunday on ITV and ITV Hub
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