Speaking on Wednesday’s This Morning via. FaceTime, the American skater revealed they’ve been back on the rink after she paid a visit to the physiotherapist, adding she’s not been left wheelchair bound by the fall.
It came as Matt also confirmed that Gemma did not ‘black out’ on the ice as was previously reported as it was confirmed the
Biting back: Dancing On Ice pro Matt Evers has defended his celebrity partner Gemma Collins, as he insisted she did not fake the fall which left her battered and bruised
Matt told hosts Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby that Gemma was slowly recovering from her nasty tumble last weekend, which came in the middle of her live skating performance.
He said: ‘She’s good she’s still bruised she’s still icing her knees but she’s back with fighting spirit, what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.’
After Gemma was spotted leaving her house in a wheelchair, the pro also confirmed that it was a very short-term measure, and she’s now well enough to be back in training.
‘She’s not wheelchair bound she was having trouble walking but that was just to get her into the car to see the physio and all is well,’ he added.
‘We had a session yesterday and I’m backstage right now and I’m about to get on the ice with her.’
Supporting her: American skater Matt appeared on Wednesday’s This Morning via. Facetime and explained that Gemma was back in training following her nasty fall on Sunday
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Going down: Viewers were left shocked on Sunday when Gemma suffered a nasty fall on the ice while performing with Matt
Rough: As she finished the routine the TOWIE star managed to recover, but was left in tears as her performance was judged, and she still finished bottom of the leaderboard
Matt also slammed recent speculation that Gemma faked the fall to gain public support, adding: ‘I’ve been skating for 30 years and I’ve never seen anyone fall like that.
‘Part of my training as a skater as the male you’re sort of taught how to save the girl at any cost and when I saw her slide she was very aware she was v close to the edge so it was my job to ensure she didn’t slide into the barrier.’
And following recent reports that Gemma ‘blacked out’ on the ice, sparking the fall, Matt insisted
At the end of the day in high level of sprot and sometimes when oyure in the middle of a performance and you have no idea what’s going on.
‘They don’t have to think about the performance it wasn’t a blackout she just couldn’t remember what happened. She was in such incredible performance mode.
Supportive: This comes after Gemma’s boyfriend James ‘Arg’ Argent revealed he needed to carry her to her car after she suffered the nasty injuries on the show
This comes after Gemma was seen heading to meet the Dancing On Ice physiotherapist on Wednesday, having previously needed the help of boyfriend James ‘Arg’ Argent to make it to the car.
In the aftermath, James told
‘She’s seeing a private doctor tomorrow who will determine what will happen next. It will be her worst nightmare if she’s forced to pull out of the show, she doesn’t want to be a sick note, she wants to continue and we strongly believe she’s a real contender to win.’
Candid: Despite there being doubts over whether Gemma would skate this weekend, Matt confirmed she is back in training following her fall