Strictly Come Dancing followers have known as out Claudia Winkleman and Tess Daly on social media for not donning Halloween costumes on the present this weekend, however little did they know there is a highly effective purpose.
9 years in the past, co-presenter Winkleman’s younger daughter Matilda was concerned in a horrifying incident whereas treat-or-treating that resulted in a three-week hospital keep – struggling extreme leg burns after her witch outfit caught hearth.
Within the time since this nightmare situation, her mum, who additionally hosts The Traitors, has turn into a campaigner for the security rules round supplies which can be utilized in youngsters’s fancy gown costumes.
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“I do not like Halloween as a result of three years in the past it turned out our screams had been actual,” Winkleman beforehand commented throughout an interview on BBC’s Watchdog.
“She ‘went up’ is the one means I can describe it – it was a spark, and she or he screamed out for me. It was like these horrific birthday candles that you just blow out and so they come again. It was actually quick, it wasn’t hearth like I might seen.
“It was positively life-changing for me. I used to be speaking to any individual after which I heard her shout and she or he was on hearth. It seems like she was on hearth for hours, however the surgeon stated it was most likely simply seconds.”
The Winkleman household’s neighbour Jamie Poulton was left with second diploma burns, too, having tried to extinguish the blaze along with his naked fingers.
He stated of the occasion: “It was like a possible horror movie in entrance of me. This materials simply retains reigniting and re-burning. And it’s sticky, so it melts on the pores and skin. It was horrific.”
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In the meantime, on yesterday’s (October 28) Halloween episode of Strictly, judges Anton Du Beke, Shirley Ballas, Motsi Mabuse and Craig Revel Horwood all dressed up for the ghoulish event.
Du Beke opted for ‘mad scientist’ whereas Ballas stepped out as Queen Grimhilde from Snow White and the Seven Dwarves; Mabuse was a spider, and Horwood gave us his finest Severus Snape from Harry Potter.
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