Joe Swash almost broke Dancing On Ice partner’s back after Caroline Flack death

Dancing On Ice star Joe Swash was so heartbroken about pal Caroline Flack's death that he almost caused serious injuries to dance partner Alex Murphy due to lack of concentration

The former EastEnders actor was left devastated after hearing that Caroline, 40, had passed away on February 15.

Unsurprisingly, Joe's grief was brought onto the ice in rehearsals and the telly favourite "almost broke his partner's back" after her landed on her after a horror fall.

Professional skater Alex was reportedly lucky not to have been seriously injured during the incident after an error by Stacey Solomon's boyfriend, as his mind was elsewhere.

Speaking to The Sun about the moment, Joe said that it was a "really messed up day" and admitted his mind "wasn't on it" as he practiced their routine just hours after learning Caroline had taken her own life.

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Joe had grown close to Caroline over the years, especially when they were presenters of I'm A Celeb spin-off show Extra Camp between 2009 and 2010.

He went on to admit that the day "was a total blur" and that he "dropped Alex really badly on her face and I nearly broke her back".

Alex revealed that it was "the worst fall of [her] career" and one she will "never forget".

Alex said: "It was really bad. We cried a lot that day.

"It was very emotional."

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Joe and Alex took to the ice the day after Caroline's death and he admitted he was feeling torn on wether to perform or not.

The tearful star said he "couldn't workout if he was doing the right thing or not".

Joe had to have an emergency operation on a horror ear injury after being rushed to hospital during rehearsals this week ahead of Sunday's grand final.

His ear got caught by Alex's skate as they rehearsed a roly-poly move on the ice earlier this week.

His ear swelled up and he had to be rushed to hospital for an emergency operation in which his ear was drained.

Joe has since become a source of amusement amongst his friends, family and fellow Dancing On Ice co-stars.

He now has to wear a large bandage until Sunday where he will compete against Perri Kiely and Libby Clegg in a bid to be crowned Dancing On Ice champion 2020.

Dancing On Ice final airs on ITV this Sunday at 6pm

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