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Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins: Helen Skelton broke Nikki Sanderson’s nose after fight

During a boxing challenge!

Helen Skelton broke Nikki Sanderson’s nose on Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins.

The 36-year-old television presenter went up against the 36-year-old soap star in a boxing challenge on the reality show.

Despite finding it “tough” to hurt her friend, she got too carried away and accidentally left Nikki with a sore snout.

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Speaking to The Sun newspaper, Helen said: “I had to fight Nikki and that was tough because I really like her.

“She hit me a lot and I only hit her a couple of times, but when I did she was like, ‘Oh my God, I think you’ve broken my nose.’ ”

The Channel 4 show sees a team of former Special Forces soldiers, including Ant Middleton, put a group of celebrities through an adapted version of the torturous selection process cadets must pass to join the Army’s elite regiments.

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And Helen was determined to give it her all when an instructor told her to fight the Hollyoaks star.

She explained: “I might have only hit her a couple of times but I connected. It’s so weird having to fight someone you like, I didn’t want to hit her, then she hit me once and I was like, ‘OK.’ ”

She was like, ‘Oh my God, I think you’ve broken my nose’.

Helen – who has kids Ernie, four, and Louis, three, with pro rugby player Richie Myler – also pushed herself in other challenges.

This included jumping out of a helicopter, but she was terrified for her life.

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She said: “I really thought I’d enjoy the challenge where you have to fall from a helicopter into a lake but it was horrific.

“All I could think about was what would happen to my life if I broke my neck. It was terrifying. It haunted me the night before we were due to do it.

“That really weighed heavily on me. I was constantly thinking that if I get injured then it could impact my kids. So the mental side of doing this show was really hard.”

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