24/06/2018 09:12 BST

Natasha Kaplinsky And Eight-Year-Old Daughter Injured In Boat Fire

The former BBC newsreader has flown home to receive treatment.

Natasha Kaplinsky and her daughter are recovering after being involved in a boating accident near the Island of Corfu. 

The former BBC newsreader and ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ champion and her eight-year-old daughter, Angelica, were injured after their boat caught fire. 

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Natasha Kaplinsky has been injured in a boat fire

They were rescued by local fishermen, who helped them put out the blaze on the boat. 

After being seen by medics in a local hospital, they have since returned home to continue treatment, as Angelica’s burns are reported to be severe, although not life-threatening. 

Natasha and Angelica were on board with other members of their family, as they have a villa on the Island, and a third person was also injured. 

Corfu Port Authority confirmed to The Sun: “Three people were injured after a fire on a boat.

“The vessel suffered a mechanical failure which caused a fire in the engine room, which was immediately extinguished by the people on the boat.”

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Natasha with her 'Strictly' partner Brendan Cole in 2004

A spokesperson for Natasha also said: “Natasha and her family were involved in an accident in Corfu.

“They came home early to receive treatment and are making a good recovery at home.”

It is believed the boat only suffered superficial damage in the blast, with the cause of the accident now being investigated. 

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