Ian 'H' Watkins injured in Tumble rehearsals

Steps singer Ian 'H' Watkins has injured his hand while rehearsing for 'Tumble' after attempting a tricky gymnastic move

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Ian Watkins' injured hand (c) Twitter

Ian Watkins' injured hand (c) Twitter

Ian 'H' Watkins has injured his hand while rehearsing for 'Tumble'.

The Steps singer received a nasty injury as he prepares to show off his gymnastic prowess in BBC One's new primetime show, where celebrities learn various disciplines such as tumbling and double trapeze.

Participants are still in the early stages of filming the show, but their training is already taking its toll.

Yesterday (16.07.14), H shared a photo of his blistered and bleeding hand, which he hurt whilst practising a difficult move on an aerial hoop.

Accompanying the graphic image, he wrote on Twitter: "Ripped my hands apart on a move called a Tombé on the Aeriel Hoop! I taped up & got back on tho! @BBCOne #Tumble (sic)"

Later Ian even joked: "I'm kind of starting to enjoy the pain !! x (sic)"

The singer isn't the only celebrity to hurt themselves during training.

Former 'The Only Way Is Essex' star Lucy Mecklenburgh tweeted: "I have counted 16 bruises on my body!! Wow I need to get out more!!! Thanks #Tumble (sic)"

Luckily, the contestants are in safe hands as they practice under the guidance of the British Amateur Gymnastics Association, which has trained Olympic gymnasts Beth Tweddle and Louis Smith.

Louis will appear on 'Tumble' as a judge alongside Olympic gold medallist Nadia Comaneci, Commonwealth gold medallist Craig Heap and choreographer and aerial artist Sebastien Stella.

Beth has her own role on the show and will act as a mentor to the celebrities throughout the series.

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