Maura Higgins fears being axed from Dancing On Ice in the skate off after illness


MAURA Higgins revealed she fears being axed from Dancing On Ice tonight in the skate off after being left bedridden with illness.

Just days ago Maura told fans she’d “need a miracle” to be ready for the live show, and her prayers appeared to have been answered.

Maura Higgins revealed she fears being axed from Dancing On Ice tonight in the skate off after being left bedridden with illness

She transformed into a cat ahead of tonight’s show and told fans she was feeling a bit better.

But despite the recovery, a lack of practice left her worried she might not have enough to progress to next week.

She said: “Guys I’m fully ready. I honestly don’t even recognise myself.

“I’m feeling a bit better and I’m just going to do my best.

Maura faced a race against time to be fit to compete

“I’ve not trained as much as I hoped.

“It’s gonna be hard, but thanks for all your support and I hope you all love it.

“Fingers crossed I’m not in the skate off. I really don’t want to be in the bottom but if I am I am. I’ll just have to skate my best, that’s all I can do.”

The Love Island star took to Instagram on Friday to tell fans she was feeling “absolutely dreadful” after being left bedridden with an illness.

She wrote: “My training was cancelled today as my temperature was too high!

Maura has impressed on the ice so far

“Praying I’m good for Sunday but might need a miracle.”

It’s been a tough week for the star, who wound up with her leg covered in blood after taking a shock 2am tumble in heels at a boozy NTAs party.

The 29-year-old suffered a fall at London’s O2 Arena last night after tripping off her stilettos.

Maura suffered a nasty injury after falling at the NTAs

Reality star Maura shared the gory moment with followers, posting a picture of her blood-spattered leg, writing: “Oh FFS.”

However, her management team rushed to the star’s rescue with a blue plaster from the first-aid box.

Thanking her team for bandaging her up, she then posted a snap with the caption: “And she’s the best.”

The scenes were a far cry from her big arrival, where she was seen gliding along the red carpetin a figure-hugging blue sequin dress with feathery sleeves.

Maura started the night looking pristine in a feathery gown

She was patched up by her management team

Maura was at the awards in London with boyfriend Curtis Pritchard

Maura’s boyfriendCurtis also looked dapper in a tuxedo, complete with a blue pocket square to offset his girlfriend’s dress.

She was there to support her series of Love Island, which was nominated in the Best Challenge Show category, against a range of other big-hitters.

However, it lost out in its category to Channel 4’s Great British Bake Off.