17/02/2012 02:36 GMT

Jennifer Ellison Breaks Down Ahead Of This Week's 'Dancing On Ice' After Skating Injury

Jennifer Ellison has broken down during Dancing On Ice rehearsals as she battles to put her horrific skating accident behind her.

The actress struggled to complete a new routine with partner Dan Whiston, just days after slicing her head open with a skate during Sunday's performance.

Jennifer is due to take part in final rehearsals on Friday, but insiders fear she won't be able to recover from her trauma in time.

A TV source told The Mirror: "Although she went on with the show, what happened really hit home.

"Naturally it hit her confidence at the start of the week but the worry is it's still a big problem now.

"She has a crisis of confidence and couldn't stop crying. She just can't seem to get the moves right and is really worried that she will be going home after this Sunday's show."

The former Brookside star went into shock when she pierced the back of her skull after flicking her leg backwards in a 'scorpion kick' manoeuvre on last week's show.


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