Entertainment: Strictly star James Bye reveals his finger ‘almost fell off’ in rehearsal room injury

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Strictly Come Dancing star James Bye has shown that taking to the dancefloor is not without its risks, revealing that he sustained a gruesome injury during rehearsals.

James revealed that he 'ripped his finger open' while doing pull-ups in rehearsals © BBC James revealed that he 'ripped his finger open' while doing pull-ups in rehearsals

The EastEnders actor left viewers shocked during his appearance on It Takes Two on Tuesday as he showed the damage to his ring finger, which was wrapped in a bloody bandage. James admitted that he had been attempting to show off to pro partner Amy Dowden when the accident happened.

The Strictly pair were chatting to host Rylan about how rehearsals were going ahead of the upcoming Movie Week, which will see James take on the role of Star-Lord from Guardians of the Galaxy. But things had taken a grisly turn for James in the rehearsal room, The Mirror reports .

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James explained: “I was trying to show Amy how strong I was in the rehearsal room so I did a few pull-ups…” He then held up his injured hand and added: “I ripped my finger open.”

The story drew gasps from the crew behind the cameras as James admitted: “The finger almost fell off. The wedding ring is sort of the only thing keeping my finger on.”

Luckily, James appeared to be taking the ordeal in his stride as he joked: “We’ll see how we get on with that one!”

Host Rylan chimed in: “He lives another day to tell the tale - that’s what it’s all about.”

James isn’t the only star to have suffered an injury during his time on this year’s Strictly. Hamza Yassin said that he had been experiencing pain in his knees that had led to his partner Jowita Przystal doing some emergency ‘“patching up” during rehearsals.

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Helen Skelton also admitted that she had been left “bloodied and bruised” as she practised for the live shows. Helen revealed on Instagram that her feet were “in bits” after rehearsing her steps with partner Gorka Marquez.

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