Hayley Tamaddon has admitted that her bosses on Coronation Street are getting increasingly worried for her safety as she makes it further and further through the current series of Dancing On Ice.
The former Emmerdale actress only recently joined the ITV soap and made her debut on the cobbles and it seems execs are worried they may have to write her out again, if she breaks a bone or sustains a serious injury.
Hayley previously won the competition and is back to defend her title with Dan Whiston for 2014 but she admitted that she’s causing some sleepless nights on the Corrie set and told The Daily Star that her producer has stopped watching her routines, because he’s so concerned.
The 37 year old added:
“The show is dangerous and anything could happen. We are trying things that have never been tried before.”
Coronation Street bosses are right to be perturbed. There have been some pretty serious injuries on the rink since Dancing On Ice began in 2006.
Just two years ago, in the 2012 series Brookside star Jennifer Ellison managed to split her own head with her ice skating blade, which prompted a bit of a meltdown in the middle of the live show.
In 2013 pro skater Mark Hanretty dislocated his shoulder, on air, during a routine with politician and celebrity contestant Oona King.
In 2012 – that was a dangerous year! – professional skater Matt Evers received a laceration on his head after his partner Jorgie Porter managed to cut his face with her ice skate blade.
Suzanne Shaw suffered some serious bruises when she and Matt Evers (him again!) went wrong during a dangerous lift in 2008 and he dropped her on the ice. Luckily it happened during rehearsals.
Keith Chegwin was forced to pull out of the 2012 due to a rib injury, which was still giving him trouble when he returned to the series last year.
Chesney Hawkes was originally part of the series seven line-up, but withdrew after suffering a fractured fibula and rupturing ligaments in his ankle. He was replaced by X Factor star Chico Slimani.
David Seaman proved that he doesn’t have the safest hands in England, when he dropped Pam O’Conner on her face while practicing the Head Banger on Dancing On Ice in 2006. The pro skater later needed stitches in her chin.
Michael Underwood dropped out of the 2008 series when he fell and broke his leg during rehearsals.
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