GRAHAM Bell's Dancing on Ice partner Yebin Mok has been forced to delay her return to the show.
The American skater is recovering from a freak accident that left her with a chunk of leg missing when she was stabbed by Graham's skate.
Despite initial hopes she would be back in time for week two or three, Graham has revealed she may not make it back until week five – if he's still in the competition.
"It was very stressful when Yebin got hurt," admitted Graham.
"Now I know she is going to be OK, recover and get back into the show, providing I stay in, it's great.
"Hopefully Yebin will be back week four, if not week 5."
Graham's short time on the ITV show has already been dramatic.
He was pulled out of performing in week one after his partner's horrific injury.
The 36-year-old pro skater's injury was so severe that it "exposed her tendons" after landing on Graham's blade.
He has since been paired with another professional skater – Karina Mantras.
But he says he's feeling confident to give it his best shot on Sunday night.
"I am pretty happy," said Graham.
"For the bad things that went on, we're bouncing back.
"We were flying high ready to go and had everything prepared, then boom an injury like that and suddenly we were really struggling to hang into the show.
"Now I'm more confident going into the weekend.
"I've had a really good session with Karina and working together really well and starting to gel."
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