Horror moment Billie Faiers smashed her head on ice before Dancing On Ice exit

Horrific footage showing Billie Shepherd falling and smashing her head during rehearsals on Dancing On Ice has been revealed.

The babe, 31, suffered the injury when rehearsing with her pro partner Mark Hanretty on Friday [5 February] – just a week after receiving a pass for a family bereavement.

She was then forced to quit the programme with concussion.

Footage shown on Dancing On Ice showed Billie's accident as host Phillip Schofield talked to 35-year-old Mark about the accident.

Billie and Mark are seen fluidly skating before the former Towiestar slips backwards after a lift, bangs her head on the ice and slides between Mark's legs.

The star was later checked over by medics on site before being taken to hospital for an MRI scan to see if she had suffered serious damage inside her head.

In the clip Mark explained: "We'd been working really hard, Billie obviously had a lot to catch up on when she missed a week and we'd had a good week of training, really positive and happy week.

"Then on Friday night we said let's do one more run-through and of course that's when she went…"

Phil then introduced the footage as he told viewers: "It stops very quickly as obviously our team rush out to make sure she's okay.

"When she goes over she bangs her head, and that's the start of the concussion, which we know she's suffering from."

Mark gave an update on Billie's health, saying: "She's as well as can be expected, my sadness is she was such a lovely lady and she's had some really rough luck at the moment, so I send so much love to her."

Billie opened up about the accident as she shared a lengthy statement on social media before revealing she had to leave the competition.

A source close to the star also told The Sun: "Billie is absolutely gutted. She’s been really upset all day and would have done anything to stay in the competition.

“But it’s doctor’s orders and she has to put her safety first.”

An ITV spokeswoman said: “During rehearsals for this week’s show, Billie Shepherd has had a fall.

“Taking the expert advice of the Dancing on Ice medical team, she sadly cannot perform this weekend and will therefore now withdraw from the competition.

“We wish Billie well as she now takes the time to recover.”

Dancing on Ice continues next Sunday at 6pm on ITV, where the next star will be dropped from the show.

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