Former Coronation Street star Katie McGlynn has suffered a painful injury after kicking the iconic Strictly Come Dancing Glitterball.
The 28-year-old, famed for playing Sinead Tinker in the famous soap, reportedly believed the trophy was plastic and booted it after a run-up.
The star was shooting social media promo content for the upcoming series of the BBC show.
Sources at The Sun said that the actress was unaware that the directors only wanted her to pretend to kick the prop and was left in agony after it smashed on her foot.
She was wearing strappy high heels, leaving her foot completely exposed to the broken glass from the heavy-duty trophy.
Medics attended to her at Elstree Studios, and the star was reported left upset that no one told her the Glitterball was the real thing.
Speaking to The Sun, the source claimed: “She was absolutely raging because nobody told her that it was a genuine glass glitterball.
“After giving it a brief run-up, she pelted the ball and was left in severe pain.
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“There was glass everywhere and everyone was left in shock at what happened.
“She blames the staff on set because nobody told her what it was made of — or that she should only pretend to kick it.”
The source added that the promo shoot was promptly cut short while medics attended to Katie.
A BBC spokeswoman claimed: “Katie McGlynn sustained a minor cut to her foot whilst filming digital material for Strictly.
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“She was treated by the on-site medic who applied a plaster and she is absolutely fine.”
Earlier this month it was revealed that Katie, who is now playing Becky Quentin in Hollyoaks, was the favourite to be paired on the show with Strictly pro Giovanni Pernice.
The pair were romantically linked together back in 2017.
It comes after Katie vowed to give up her 'party lifestyle' ahead of her Strictly debut.
The star is said to be swapping night outs for fitness sessions ahead of her stint on the show.
"She is totally focused on the show. Instead of partying, Katie has become a gym junkie and is working out three times a week. Katie knows how physically taxing Strictly can be,” her friend told The Sun.
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