Reality TV star Gemma Collins is the latest celebrity to stack it at an awards show, and boy did it look painful.
All looked to be going smoothly at the BBC Radio 1 Teen Awards when Collins opened the envelope and announced Love Island as the winner.
But that was where it all went south.
Collins failed to spot a trap door designed to allow winners and presenters to easily access the stage and fell straight through the opening to the shock of the crowd.
The screaming fans went quiet and looked up at the big screen to see what happened. But to everyone’s amazement she jumped straight back up on her feet, laughed it off and told the crowd, “Oh my God, I am so sorry about that. This is live, this is what happens.”
While Collins initially made lighthearted fun of the incident and quickly took to Twitter to assure everyone that she was okay, she has since taken a more sour tone after claiming the BBC made little effort to take responsibility for the incident and check on her wellbeing.
“I’m in total shock. It is a miracle I am living to tell the tale,” she said in a typically dramatic interview with The Sun.
“I could have died or at least been disabled at the end of it. I could have been legless. Legless! To be honest when it happened I didn’t know where I was, what day of the week it was. No joke, my life did flash before my eyes. I thought I was dead.”
“Do you know what I find shocking? The BBC hasn’t sent any flowers. Nothing.”
Collins says she is considering her legal options after claiming she was not warned about the presence of the trap door, but BBC’s says she was given a full briefing before walking out on stage.
A statement from the Radio 1 press office reads:
“The BBC takes the health and safety of everyone involved very seriously and we are awaiting a full report from Remedy – the production company who made the show – about the incident.
“But they have told us that Gemma did receive a full briefing before going on stage.”
Following the incident, fans took to Twitter to wish Collins well.
Omg hun ..that looked a sore one ? as long as you are ok ?❤?xx
— gweneth smith (@sonicplush2) October 22, 2017
You just made a whole new range of memes ?? glad you’re ok
— lone stranger (@LonesomeTweet) October 22, 2017
you are my hero. pic.twitter.com/gpAGHeuB2p
— Jules (@Julezey193) October 22, 2017
Love Island star Marcel Somerville, who witnessed the fall up close, also tweeted about the funny incident:
— Marcel Somerville (@marcel_rockyb) October 22, 2017