Joe Swash opens up about horror ear injury during Dancing On Ice training

Joe Swash opens up about horror ear injury during Dancing On Ice training

Dancing On Ice star Joe Swash has said the large bandage he has to wear after injuring his ear has been a source of amusement for his friends, family and colleagues.

The TV star, who will skate in the final of the ITV show along with Perri Kiely and Libby Clegg, said he would have liked a bit more sympathy after his ear was caught by his partner Alex Murphy's skate as they rehearsed a roly poly move on the ice earlier this week.

His ear swelled up and needed to be drained at hospital, and he must now wear the bandage around his head until Sunday's final.

Swash's injury was revealed on Tuesday when his partner Stacey Solomon posted a video of him returning home from training with the dressing covering his ear and head, and in another post she said she was "crying with laughter" over it.

18 PHOTOS
Stacey Solomon and Joe Swash
See Gallery
Stacey Solomon and Joe Swash
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 29: Joe Swash and Stacey Solomon attend the National Film Awards at Porchester Hall on March 29, 2017 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Joe Maher/FilmMagic)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 29: Stacey Solomon and Joe Swash attend the Pride of Britain Awards 2018 at The Grosvenor House Hotel on October 29, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Marsland/Mike Marsland/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 18: Stacey Solomon and Joe Swash attend the exclusive launch for NERF Laser Ops Pro on July 18, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for Hasbro)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 28: Stacey Solomon and Joe Swash seen attending The ChildLine Ball at Old Billingsgate on September 28, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Ricky Vigil M/GC Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 28: Joe Swash and Stacey Solomon attend the Britain's Got Talent Childline Ball at Old Billingsgate Market on September 28, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 08: Stacey Solomon and Joe Swash attend day six of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 8, 2017 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 08: Stacey Solomon and Joe Swash attend day six of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 8, 2017 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 08: Stacey Solomon and Joe Swash attend day six of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 8, 2017 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 19: (L) Stacey Solomon and Joe Swash attend the Gala Screening of 'Smurfs: The Lost Village' at Cineworld Leicester Square on March 19, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 22: EDITORIAL USE ONLY. Stacey Solomon and Joe Swash attend The BRIT Awards 2017 at The O2 Arena on February 22, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 31: Stacey Solomon and Joe Swash attends Jonathan Ross's Halloween Party on October 31, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by GC Images/GC Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 15: (L-R) Joe Swash and Stacey Solomon attend the opening night of Marvel Universe LIVE! At The O2 in London, where they experienced an epic live entertainment spectacular including Marvel characters such as Spider-Man, Iron Man, Hulk, Thor, Black Widow and more on September 15, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Jeff Spicer/Getty Images for Marvel Universe LIVE!)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 10: (R-L) )Stacey Solomon, Joe Swash, Zachary Solomon, guest and Harry Swash arrive for the UK Premiere of "Finding Dory" at Odeon Leicester Square on July 10, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Dave Hogan/Getty Images )
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 09: Joe Swash and Stacey Solomon attending Kevin Pietersen's KP24 Foundation Gala Dinner on June 9, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Mark Milan/GC Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 09: Joe Swash and Stacey Solomon attend the KP24 Foundation Charity Gala Dinner at The Waldorf Hilton Hotel on June 9, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Stacey Solomon and Joe Swash arrive for the Gala Screening of 'Game of Thrones' Season 5, Episode 8: 'Hardhome' at Empire Leicester Square on March 14, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
LOUGHTON, ESSEX - JANUARY 26: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) New Couple Stacey Solomon and Joe Swash are seen out together on January 26, 2016 in Loughton, Essex. (Photo by Ada/SamanthaJ/GC Images)
LOUGHTON, ESSEX - JANUARY 26: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) New Couple Stacey Solomon and Joe Swash are seen out together on January 26, 2016 in Loughton, Essex. (Photo by Ada/SamanthaJ/GC Images)
HIDE CAPTION
SHOW CAPTION
of
SEE ALL
BACK TO SLIDE

Speaking ahead of the final, Swash said: "I've knocked the ear and it's like a cauliflower ear, it just got swollen and they had to drain it and cut it a little bit.

"But the bad thing is I've got to keep (the bandage) on until Sunday. I'm going to have to take it off for the show, but I've got to keep it on all week.

"I did say to them, 'Is it not a little bit overkill?' And they were like, 'No, it's the only way we can bandage an ear'."

He joked: "I'd have loved to have had a bit of sympathy from people.

"I phoned up Alex and Dan Whiston (Dancing On Ice's associate creative director) and they just laughed at me.

Joe Swash

"My mum phoned me and made me go round the house just so she could see it and have a laugh.

"Then Stacey phoned me going, 'Where are you?' and then she did a whole build-up (on Instagram) saying, 'I don't know where Joe is'.

"And then I turned up and she had the camera straight in my face!"

Former EastEnders and I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! star Swash, 38, said he is still in pain due to an incision having to be made in the back of his ear.

He said: "When I started this process, the last thing I thought I was going to hurt was my ear."

Professional skater Murphy said: "I've never had that injury happen, I've done these roly polys before and it's never happened ever, with anyone, only with Joe."

She added: "It wouldn't be a final if something hadn't gone wrong for us."

Swash will face off against Paralympian Clegg and Diversity dancer Kiely in the final.

Kiely said he hopes he will be able to pull off a daring move in one of his routines in the final showdown.

The 24-year-old dancer said it is the most dangerous thing he has done, and added: "I don't want to say what it is, but it's something I've wanted to do from the very beginning.

"I knew I wouldn't be able to put it in if I didn't get far in the competition, because it needed lots of work."

His skating partner Vanessa Bauer said: "I think it's the most dangerous move on Dancing On Ice ever. It's going to get into Dancing On Ice history."

The Dancing On Ice final airs at 6pm on Sunday on ITV.

Read Full Story

FROM OUR PARTNERS