Natasha Kaplinsky reveals terrifying boat accident involving her family

NEWSREADER AND STRICTLY STAR NATASHA KAPLINSKY OPENS UP ABOUT TERRIFYING BOAT ACCIDENT WHICH BADLY BURNT HER AND FAMILY

Strictly Come Dancing's first winner and newsreader Natasha Kaplinsky shared the details of a traumatic boat accident involving her young daughter and family last year. Setting out on a boat trip during a family holiday to Greece, the accident was unexpected. They hadn't been sailing for long, but long enough to be far from land and civilisation before the boat ran into problems.

Natasha explained how when the boats ignition cut-out, her husband was given the advice to turn the key. Moments later a huge explosion erupted, badly burning and throwing Natasha, her father and her daughter Angelica - who was eight at the time - into the water.

She added how it was a "blessing in a way" that they were in the water for so long, as it helped reduce scarring caused from the explosion.

The mum-of-two was deeply saddened to see that her daughter’s face had been badly burnt. Recalling the moment, she said: "There is nothing worse than being a mum and seeing your child injured, and thinking about her wedding day and I just couldn't bear it."

One year on, the presenter credits her family and friends, plus ENDR treatment for helping to cope with such a traumatic event. She said: "We feel so lucky about all the love we have had, we have had a massive love bomb in our house.”