Melody Thornton’s brutal injury puts her Dancing On Ice future at risk
2nd February 2019
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First Gemma Collins, then Wes Nelson; now Melody Thornton is the latest Dancing On Ice casualty after a nasty fall in practice which has left her with a painful bruise on her chin.

The ex Pussycat Doll took a tumble in training on Friday, which was made immediately worse when partner Alexander Demetriou tripped and fell right on top of her.

Melody shared pictures of her injury on Instagram the following morning, revealing that while she expected the worst of the facial bruising would be covered with foundation she had more worryingly also hurt her arms quite badly.

She wryly commented:”I can’t hardly use my arms at all, which is great because who needs arms when you’re ice skating?"

"I’m just working on staying positive. I gotta try to find a way to get through this performance on Sunday. If I look good, I don’t feel good!"

Melody’s already busy weekend schedule has got even less free time in it now as she has added a medical checkup, physiotherapy and a chiropractor appointment to the DOI rehearsal timetable.

Serious doubts exist over her ability to continue in the competition, given the severity of the pain she is dealing with.

Melody risked disaster last week when she essayed the notorious ‘headbanger’ move, only to slam into the ice this week with a less dangerous manoeuvre.

The nail-biting headbanger saw Melody being swung around by the ankles by professional dancer partner Alexander – with her head coming perilously close to the ice.

It is regarded as the competition’s most dangerous routine and has only been attempted by a small number of brave celebrities in the past.

Melody successfully nailed the move, as she gained a high score of 32.5, beating all of her other celebrity contestants in this week’s competition.

On last year’s series the headbanger was first attempted by Jake Quickenden, who went on to win the show, while David Seaman dropped his partner Pam O’Connor while rehearsing the move back in 2006.

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