Matt Evers has praised his Dancing On Ice partner Gemma Collins after she fell over during her routine on last night's show.
Viewers saw Gemma fall face first onto the ice towards the end of her performance and fought back tears as she awaited the judges' scores.
Taking to Instagram following the show, Matt said he's "very proud" of Gemma for getting back up after falling over.
He said: "We did it. We got through another week. Thank you guys so much. Wow, she absolutely smashed that performance and at the end, she smashed herself.
"I'm very, very proud of her. I know she feels embarrassed but hey-ho. I've been skating for 30 years and I fall all the time. It happens, you've got kitchen knives on the bottom of your feet.
"But well done Gemma. Thank you guys so much for all the love and support. See you guys next week."
The star also shared a photo of himself and Gemma sharing a hug after the performance.
He wrote: "Well done tonight @gemmacollins1 it was an absolutely pleasure to work with you this week with the hard work and effort you put in.
I'm very, very proud of her. I know she feels embarrassed but hey-ho.
"You were a true professional by picking yourself up after the fall and carried on with class. Thank you guys for your votes and support. Here’s to fairytale week!"
Despite her fall, Gemma received her highest score of the series for her performance to Celine Dion's It's All Coming Back To Me.
Judge Ashley Banjo told her: "I was gutted for you but you still got out what you put in, and that was your best skate."
Jason Gardiner added: "When you drop the 'GC' and you apply yourself, you improve. My only concern is if there is enough improvement and can you catch up with the celebrities who are well ahead of you?"
Meanwhile, on the show, Gemma's boyfriend James 'Arg' Argent said she was "crying her eyes out" backstage after the performance.
Asked by hosts Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield how he felt when he saw his girlfriend fall, Arg said: "My heart completely sank.
"I've just been with her backstage. She's crying her eyes out, she feels embarrassed. She is in pain, she's got ice packs on her knees."
He added: "I've just got to say quickly that if she's in the bottom two tonight, if she goes home, I'm so proud of her. I love her so much."
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