Jennifer Ellison: DOI's Dan is my hero

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Jennifer Ellison

Jennifer Ellison

Jennifer Ellison says her 'Dancing On Ice' skating partner, Dan Whiston, is her "hero".

Jennifer Ellison says her 'Dancing On Ice' skating partner is her "hero".

The former 'Brookside' actress - who is partnered alongside Dan Whiston on the ITV1 show - suffered a horror smash on the ice earlier in the series and admitted the situation could have been a lot worse if it wasn't for her professional partner.

She said: "Luckily as soon as Dan saw it, he stemmed the flow with his hand. The medics praised him for that. He's my hero! It was very deep. It 'tuliped', which means it split to the left and right.

"I've got a scar and a big clump of hair missing. The blade literally chopped it out."

The 28-year-old beauty explained the experience left her "really shaken" and nervous to return to the ice, but she is proud of how far she has come in the celebrity skating competition.

Jennifer added in an interview with new! magazine: " I was really shaken and it knocked me for six. The judges explained to me that it would knock even a professional skater, so I did really well just to get back out on the ice.

"I can't thank the public enough for getting so far. It means everything. I really want to do well. I'm just starting to feel like I'm getting things right."

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