Published On: Wed, Feb 14th, 2018

Dancing On Ice 2018: Cheryl Baker needs MRI scan after falling in training for ITV show | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV

The 63-year-old has admitted that she has been left in agony after falling during her stint on Dancing On Ice.

It comes weeks after Cheryl and her skating partner Daniel Whiston lost a skate-off with Donna Air and ice dancing professional Mark Hanretty, and were kicked off the ITV show. 

And, it appears that the Bucks Fizz singer could be left with internal damage following a fall on the ice during training.

But, as well as needing an MRI scan due to being unable to bend her right arm, the TV presenter has revealed that the incident also impacted on her emotionally.

In an interview with Dan Wootton’s Bizarre TV column for The Sun, she said: “It knocked my confidence completely and I was terrified then of falling again because it really hurt me. 

“It sent a signal up my spine and gave me an instant headache.”

Cheryl continued: “I’ve got a problem and I’m still seeing the physio for that. She’s told me to have an MRI because there may be something inside damaged.”

“I still can’t roll over onto my right side when I’m in bed.

“When I put my coat on, I have to go right arm first because if I put my left arm in, I can’t bend my right arm enough to get it in my sleeve.”

Addressing the risks from training on the ice, the vocalist confessed: “I didn’t realise the danger element, I didn’t understand how dangerous ice skating can be.”

Explaining why she signed up to the hit ITV competition, she added: “I saw the excitement and the challenge. I don’t regret it at all.”

Speaking on Loose Women, she revealed: “That’s the issue, is my spine, I broke three vertebrae when we had the bus crash in 1984.

“I’m terrified of hurting my back.”

Cheryl, who was criticised by judges for clinging onto her skating partner, insisted: “I fell on my back and I thought, ‘I’m not letting go ever again because I don’t feel safe’.”

Dancing On Ice continues on Sunday at 6pm on ITV.

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