Johnson Beharry's broken finger
- Bang Showbiz
- 14 January 2011
Victoria Cross hero Johnson Beharry could be forced to pull out of this week's 'Dancing On Ice' show after his skate blade landed on his hand, breaking his finger
Johnson Beharry has broken his finger while rehearsing for 'Dancing On Ice'.
The soldier - who was awarded the Victoria Cross military honour for saving colleagues in war-torn Iraq - severed his finger when a skate blade landed on his hand, and is now said to be terrified the injury has ruined his chances of winning the hit ITV1 show.
Doctors have banned him from performing dangerous moves for at least eight weeks to give his left index finger time to heal, meaning he won't be able to lift his dance partner Jodeyne Higgins for at least a month.
An insider told The Sun newspaper: "Johnson has already overcome so much to be on the show, but this could be the end of him. However, he is determined that the show must go on. There's no way he'll let a broken finger get in his way."
Meanwhile, ice skating legends Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean are working with the "gutted" soldier in the hope of creating a simpler routine for his next performance in front of the judges on January 23.
The incident is believed to have happened as Johnson was changing his socks when he dropped one of his ice skates onto his hand, which sent the blade slicing through his bone.