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Roxy Shahidi has bum protection for Dancing On Ice training

Roxy Shahidi is bruised and sore from Dancing On Ice training credit:Bang Showbiz
Roxy Shahidi is bruised and sore from Dancing On Ice training credit:Bang Showbiz

Roxy Shahidi has splashed out on "padded knickers" to wear during 'Dancing On Ice' rehearsals.

The 40-year-old actress is currently taking part in the skating competition and after she dislocated a rib while training with professional partner Sylvain Longchambon in December, she's doing whatever she can to minimise the chances of getting hurt again.

She told The Sun on Sunday newspaper: “I got myself a pair of padded knickers so I could push myself on the ice, fall on my bum and be less scared of breaking things.

“I’ve still got quite a lot of scar tissue around the rib I dislocated and it just gets sore from time to time.

“My knee’s kind of hurting at the moment, but I’m managing it. My groin’s a little bit sore because of a jump."

And the 'Emmerdale' actress admitted she isn't the only contestant nursing aches and pains.

She added: “To be honest, we’re all the walking wounded on this show. I suppose that’s a testament to how tough it is on the ice.”

Roxy is particularly wary of injuring her 43-year-old partner.

She said: “I just try to do my best and not kill him.”

Roxy recently revealed she is thrilled to be finally taking part in the show, seven years after she was first approached about it.

She said: "I wanted to do the show nearly seven years ago, I thought it’d be fabulous, lots of sequins and big hair, but then I realised I was 12 weeks pregnant.

“I didn’t know when I originally had the meeting, so I then had to say ‘Oh look, I’m pregnant, I don’t think it's going to be a good idea for me’.

“Then my daughter was small, and it’s a huge commitment, it’s very demanding - but I just knew for a long time it wasn’t really something that would be right for me to do.

"And then this year I got the call, 'Do you want to pop in?' and I was like, 'Oh, do I?' I'm a little bit older now and a bit more cautious.

"But after ten minutes on the ice, all my anxieties melted away."