Watch: Yebin Mok suffers accident in Dancing On Ice rehearsals
Dancing On Ice professional skater Yebin Mok has had her leg sliced open in a freak accident during rehearsals that left her tendons exposed.
The pro skater was partnered with Olympic skier Graham Bell, who will now not appear in the launch episode of the ITV celebrity skating competition this weekend, instead appearing in week two with new partner Karina Manta.
Hosts Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield broke the news on This Morning, admitting they had seen a photo of the injury that was too horrific to air on the daytime show.
Willoughby announced: "This week Olympic skier Graham Bell and his partner Yebin had a freak accident, which resulted in her having a laceration on her leg."
Schofield added: "We had a Zoom meeting yesterday with the team and they showed us a picture that we cannot show you on TV.
After an accident in training on Monday, Yebin unfortunately needs to take time off the ice to recuperate and heal.
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"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."
Comedian Rufus Hound will now be skating in the launch show in place of Bell.
Mok will be "out of the show for quite a few weeks" while she recovers.
It comes after contestant Rebekah Vardy revealed her professional partner Andy Buchanan had to be treated in hospital after she accidentally sliced his face with her skate during training,
The footballer’s wife said: "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.”
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