Judge Christopher Dean, 62, joined host Phil, 58, in sharing his distress towards the ‘freak accident’ – with the Olympic skater revealing Yebin, who’s partnered with Graham Bell, is determined to return for the second live show.
In a new interview, Torvill and Dean warned that Dancing On Ice contestants are always a ‘minuscule away from a disaster’ and the ‘ice is so unforgiving.’
Painful: Phillip Schofield has reacted to Dancing On Ice pro Yebin Mok’s ‘shocking’ injury, saying you could see the tendons in her leg
Jayne, 63, said: ‘This was a particularly nasty one. We’ve all had a kick on the shin but this was a bit more than that. A lot more than that and I believe she had to stay overnight in a hospital so it wasn’t like going to get a few stitches.’
Phil added: ‘With this one, this was a shocker, you could see the tendons.’
Chris explained: ‘I think he was skating around, caught a toe pick, went down, Yebin was by his side and by the freakiness of the fall she landed on the heel of his blade and it has taken a huge chunk out of her.
‘She has been messaging with me and she said ‘you know what I think I can make the second show, I’ll be fine’ but the reality is, she thinks that, but what has to happen is the healing and everything.’
‘I’ll be fine’: Christopher Dean revealed Yebin, who’s partnered with Graham Bell, is determined to return for the second live show but he doubts she will make a speedy recovery
‘Ice is so unforgiving’: Christopher, of Torvill and Dean, warned the injury could happen to any of the Dancing On Ice contestants as the show is ‘live and dangerous’
Despite the pro dancer’s eagerness to recover, Christopher has doubts that Yebin, 36, will achieve her aim of performing with Graham, 55, on the second episode of the show.
He said: ‘She has the will, which is 90 per cent of everything when you’re getting back as an athlete. It wasn’t in a lift but ice is so unforgiving.
‘You’re a minuscule away from a disaster and that’s what is about this show, it is live and dangerous.’
Jayne added: ‘You can skate with stitches but it depends on the depth of the injury. Chris has skated with stitches over the years because he’s had lots of little kicks from me.
Appreciation: Pro skater Yebin was painfully injured on Thursday and stayed overnight in a hospital as she received treatment, with her later thanking NHS staff for their service
‘I would imagine this is so deep that it has to heal properly or it might start bleeding again if she puts weight on it.’
Holly Willoughby, 39, who admits to feeling squeamish at the sheer mention of Yebin’s injury, is looking forward to the show returning, as it’s one the whole family can watch together in lockdown.
She said: ‘It is January, it has been rubbish and horrible, we need a bit of escapism, we need to all sit down.
‘Trying to find things to watch as a family where we’re all sitting around the TV is not that easy, thank God for The Masked Singer.
‘As a parent I am so grateful for this show coming back because it is proper family viewing that everyone can sit down and watch together.’
- Dancing On Ice, starts on Sunday 17th January at 6pm on ITV
‘Dangerous’: Torvill and Dean admit they have skated with severe injuries over the years and confirm it is possible to perform soon after having stitches