Amber Davies revealed she was scared after a fellow Dancing on Ice contestant had to withdraw from the programme because to a catastrophic injury.
Injury led Gogglebox veteran Stephen Lustig-Webb to withdraw from the forthcoming season last month.
Stephen, 52, suffered a broken left ankle and had to withdraw from the tournament on the advise of medical specialists.
He also had surgery and will be on crutches for the next four months.
The revelation disturbed Amber, 27, a former Love Island contestant who has since established a career as a West End performer.
With her current part in Pretty Woman: The Musical forcing her to be on stage most nights of the week, Amber expressed concern over her co-star’s injuries.
‘If I am going to be honest it did take me aback a little bit, but that is the reality, you can injure yourself,’ she said.
‘It is a skating show, so you know what you are signing up for.’
She added: ‘I’ve spoken to Stephen, and he is recovering really well, and we are gutted he is not going to be on this season with us, but you never know, he might be back on next year and if he is, I will be voting for him.’
Amber acknowledged that she’d only ever ice-skated a few times, and that her parents had discouraged her from doing so because of her acting ambitions when she was younger.
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She has now stated that they have put their support behind her.
‘I’m a risk taker so I didn’t think twice [about saying yes to the show]. At the age of 27 I want to learn a new skill but my parents when I was younger never let me on the ice because I wanted to be on stage, and they thought it was dangerous.
‘So, when the offer came through I called them and they said I would be in safe hands so it was up to me, but they gave me their blessing and I thought “brilliant”.’
While she’s said she ‘bruises like a peach’ and has had some falls in the three weeks since training began, it’s not been as ‘scary’ as anticipated.
‘I’d like to think I know my body and weight distribution quite well from dancing, so I know how far to push myself,’ she explained.
While juggling her stage and movie obligations, Amber has agreed to head a new Malibu campaign to raise awareness of alcohol spiking.
Amber claimed she ‘never imagined’ it could happen to her after being a victim of it in the past and seen the consequences of it when her father was spiked years ago.
‘I did get put in that situation and my friends didn’t know what to do and I don’t remember half of it,’ she said.
‘I feel like I hold responsibility with my platform that this campaign is bringing to light what to do in that situation.
‘When you go out you don’t want to be in fear and want to know what to do.’
Amber, who is fronting the campaign alongside Munya Chawawa, claimed she was ‘not the first and won’t be the last’ and wants to assist people understand what to do in the scenario.
Search Malibu I Got You B.A.B.E.S. to find out more.
Dancing On Ice will return to ITV in 2024.