DANCING On Ice pro Andy Buchanan has revealed the truth behind his partner Steff Reid’s horrific falls ahead of the live screening.
He revealed that fellow professional Matt Evers stepped in to save him when he gave Andy his own hook from his shoe to allow him to perform.
Dancing on Ice fans were stunned to hear that Paralympian track athlete Steff, 37, had fallen just hours before Sunday night’s performance.
Hers Dancing on ice Partner Andy explained on Instagram: “So last night when we had a little accident in practice, what happened was Steff clamped onto my leg with her kicking foot, and it really hit. on my hook, and bent my hook.
“We were all fine. Luckily, Steff had good instincts and I was taught, save your teammates first. So that’s what happened.
“The great thing was that the hook on my skates was unusable. It was bent and one of the bolts had broken.
“Fortunately, I was wearing the Aura, where you can change the crochet plate, and Matt Evers was wearing the Auras, too, and he let me crochet from his skates for the show.
“So thank you so much Matt. I really appreciate that. I made it through. I gave him his hook back, I have another one at home.”
Despite their rocky start, Steff and Andy were voted to stay in competition for next Sunday’s film.
Andy continued: “Just so people know what happened, it’s pretty crazy.
“Thank God, I could change these discs, so I was able to finish the show.”
Thanking fans for voting for Steff, he added: “Steff is fine, I’m fine. We’re here doing the choreography, and we can’t wait to bring it on next Sunday.”
Honoring the legend of skating Matt, who is partnered with Corrie’s Sally DynevorAndy wrote on Instagram: “A little explanation of what happened on our fall during @dancingonice rehearsal. Thanks @themattevers for lending me @auraskates hook! Thanks for supporting me! .”
https://www.thesun.ie/tv/8258316/dancing-on-ice-pro-andy-steff-reids-terrifying-fall/ Dancing On Ice expert Andy Buchanan reveals the truth behind his partner Steff Reid’s terrifying falling hours before the show goes live