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'Dancing on Ice' Jorgie Porter: 'Props week is a nightmare'

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Dancing on Ice contestant Jorgie Porter has admitted that she feels more pressure as the competition progresses and routines become more complex.

The Hollyoaks star confessed that she is terrified of sustaining serious injuries when attempting riskier moves after accidentally slashing partner Matt Evers's face with her skate last week.

Jorgie Porter and Matt Evers

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Porter will skate to Lana Del Rey's 'Video Games' this week, complete with a ribbon as part of the circus-themed 'Props Week'.

"I'm not feeling a pressure to win, I'm feeling a pressure to stay alive. That ribbon is a nightmare. I've had it wrapped round my feet, my knees, my neck. It's so hard to make it go where you want and it really makes your arm hurt - you need huge movements and the stick I hold is really heavy," Porter told The Sun.

"It's such an unpredictable prop. We could trip on it, cut it up or skate over it. It could tangle our legs together. You could be blinded if the end caught you in the eye. It's like dancing with another person on the ice. I've called the ribbon Penelope - it's massive, three times longer than me.

"You get little ribbon cuts like paper cuts. They are only small but they really sting. I've only had one training session this week because of work. But hopefully we'll pull it together on Saturday and Sunday and get there on time. My body feels tired now too, but I'm buzzing on adrenaline."

Porter will compete against Emmerdale actor Matthew Wolfenden, X Factor's Chico, skier Chemmy Alcott and former Brookside star Jennifer Ellison for a place in next week's semi-final.

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