Dancing On Ice’s Stef Reid gave fans brilliant insight into how she manages to skate as she prepares for her new routine on Sunday night as an amputee.
The Paralympian made her debut on the ice last weekend, thoroughly impressing those watching at home who sent her through to another week in the competition.
Stef lost her right foot in a boating accident when she was 15-years-old and underwent a lifesaving operation in Toronto which saw her right leg amputated below the knee.
But she’s clearly never let it stop her from doing anything she wants to do, having already put in an incredible performance in her first skate.
Posting a video on her Instagram page, she gave her followers a behind-the-scenes look at the extra hours she undertakes off the rink skating to help her improve with her disability.
With Sia’s hit song Unstoppable playing in the background of the clip, she answers the question: ‘What does it take for a leg amputee to learn to skate?’
She showed off the hard work she’s been putting in to help with her skating, such as push-ups and using balance boards.
She shared: ‘Lots of balance, lots of core work, lots of back work,’ before concluding: ‘And it is all worth it!’
Her co-stars quickly offered up their support on the inspirational post, with Kimberly Wyatt commenting: ‘You are amazing!!!!!!’
Former Strictly star Brendan Cole echoed: ‘You’re friggen awesome! Let’s go!’
It comes after Stef recently spoke out on how she’s never felt limited by her circumstances.
Chatting to Metro.co.uk and other press before her appearance, she spoke out on how her skating blade was designed and how ‘grateful’ she feels to have access to the technology that creates it.
She shared: ’It’s been amazing. I’m so fortunate that my whole life I have had access and funds to get amazing… prosthetic technology is amazing.
‘I have woken up every day and always felt like I could do anything I wanted to do because I have legs to do it. I have a walking leg, I have a running leg, I have a high heeled leg and I have a skating leg.
‘I know that’s not everyone’s scenario around the world,’ she noted, ‘So I feel really grateful.’
But will Stef manage to make it all the way to the final of the greatest show on ice?
Dancing On Ice continues on Sunday at 6.30pm on ITV.
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