Katy Hill opens up on 'horrendous' fall she suffered at home

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Presenter Katy Hill has said she experienced a fall at her home that could've been fatal.

The former Blue Peter host said the "horrendous" accident, which happened 18 months ago. has left her with a large scar in the middle of her forehead. 

She told Hello! magazine: “I was messing about and racing my daughter to the toilet when my sheepskin boot caught the top step and I flew across the floor and face-planted the toilet lid.

Katy Hill suffered a 'horrendous' fall. (Photo by Ian West/PA Images via Getty Images)
Katy Hill suffered a 'horrendous' fall. (Ian West/PA Images via Getty Images)

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“It was horrendous; the doctors were stitching me up for an hour. Apparently the skull is really thin just above the eyebrow and to the side and they were telling me how people have been killed just by someone throwing a magazine at them, so I feel incredibly lucky.

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“I realised how life can change in a split second.”

The star said the accident led to her pursuing her new career as a personal development coach.

Hill described the venture like life "coming full circle". 

Katy Hill, who is married to Trey Farley, recently celebrated her 50th birthday. (Photo by Tristan Fewings/Getty Images)
Katy Hill, who is married to Trey Farley, recently celebrated her 50th birthday. (Tristan Fewings/Getty Images)

“On Blue Peter I encouraged others to play big and face their fears and that’s what I do now," she said. 

"I used to get so many letters from girls, and now a lot of those same girls come to me for coaching and they feel like they’ve come on the journey with me."

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She featured on the popular children's programme from 1995 to 2000, and also has presenting credits on Live & Kicking and Top Of The Pops.  

Hill, who celebrated her 50th birthday last month, wed Live & Kicking presenter Trey Farley in 2004, and the pair share daughter Kaia and son Akira. 

With additional reporting by PA.

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