Rebekah Vardy nearly fainted over Dancing On Ice accident
- Bang Showbiz
- 14 January 2021
Rebekah Vardy thought she would faint after seeing "blood everywhere" when she injured Andy Buchanan during 'Dancing on Ice' rehearsals
Rebekah Vardy nearly "passed out" after injuring Andy Buchanan.
The 38-year-old star hates the sight of blood and so was left feeling queasy when she realised she had accidentally sliced her 'Dancing on Ice' partner's face open with her skate during rehearsals for the ITV figure skating show.
Speaking to MailOnline, she recalled: "I've had so many falls and obviously I injured Andy that was the most horrific experience. I thought he was messing around to begin with because he does like a bit of a joke and he likes to rib me quite a bit and we were doing a move…
"The last thing he said to me was 'Don't kick me in the face' and I was like, 'Why would you say that? You are just going to jinx us' so we did what we were doing and he nearly dropped me and I was like, 'Oh s***, what's happened?'
"I looked at him and he was holding his face and I was like, 'Stop messing about' and I laughed and then he removed his hand from his face and there was blood everywhere. I hate the sight of blood. Five kids and I can't deal with blood and I nearly passed out. It wasn't good and I felt horrific."
Andy was rushed to hospital but was more concerned about Rebekah's confidence on the ice than his injury and reassured her it was just an accident.
She explained: "He was so sympathetic and more worried about me than himself and he kept saying, 'It wasn't your fault and as much as they want to say it wasn't your fault, you totally know it was because if you did it correctly it would have never happened.
"We have been doing this a few months and not years and years so accidents are bound to happen it's just how you bounce back from it.
"I was petrified. The very next day we had our show and tell in front of all the coaches and that was the first time we ran our routine in front of people and I felt so sick. I didn't even think I could do it."