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Dancing On Ice accident: Graham Bell's partner Yebin Mok suffers stab wound from skate blade that 'exposed her tendons'

DANCING ON Ice has faced disaster ahead of its launch this weekend, with Olympian Graham Bell's partner Yebin Mok suffering a horror accident.

The pro was "stabbed" with her skate's blade, and the injury was so severe that it "exposed her tendons".

The show's hosts, Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield, revealed the news on today's This Morning – admitting they'd seen a photo from the accident that they are unable to share.

Holly admitted that she was unable to even look at the gory image, with the pair sending Yebin their love and a get well soon message.

Holly told viewers: "This week Olympic skier Graham Bell and his partner Yebin had a freak accident, which resulted in her having a laceration on her leg."

Phil continued: "We had a Zoom meeting yesterday with the team and they showed us a picture that we can not show you on TV.


"Holly couldn't even look at it, she had to look away – and it was a very nasty stab wound from an ice blade.

"You could see the tendons, it's a very dangerous show."

The presenters went on to confirm that comic Rufus Hound will be skating this weekend instead of Graham, who will return next week with new partner Karina Manta while Yebin recovers.

With the seriousness of her injury, Holly and Phil said that the professional skater will be "out of the show for quite a few weeks".


News of the freak accident comes just one day after contestant Rebekah Vardy revealed that her partner partner Andy Buchanan was rushed to hospital after she sliced open his face with her skate.

She said at the time: "I seem to be the only one who’s ended up hurting my pro, putting him in hospital.

"I do apologise. No, It was awful; I think I’ve just come to terms with scarring his face."

Explaining the accident, Rebekah added: "We were practicing a trick and we changed it slightly from something that we would normally do – and we did it on a daily basis and everything would go right and nothing would go wrong."

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