The Vamps star Connor Ball sets record for stitches on 'Dancing On Ice'

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Connor Ball has had a few mishaps on the show. (ITV)
Connor Ball has had a few mishaps on the show. (ITV)

Dancing On Ice’s Connor Ball said he was relieved to make it through his latest performance “in one piece” after setting a show record for stitches.

The Vamps bassist and singer previously needed stitches after cutting his chin in rehearsals, and needed more after his leg was sliced open by a blade when he fell during a jump on last weekend's show.

Ball was back on the ice for Sunday’s (6 March) instalment of the ITV programme and revealed he’d had a total of 19 stitches.

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“I think it’s a Dancing On Ice record,” he said.

He said of last week's fall: “As soon as I got up I knew there was something pretty wrong with my leg."

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Connor Ball has had 19 stitches during his time on the show. (ITV)

Ball told hosts Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield that after his injury he could barely take in the comments from judges Ashley Banjo, Oti Mabuse, Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean because everything was “a blur”.

The musician is now on the mend but admitted it had been a "tough" few days and that he had been dealing with numbness and pain.

However, he and his pro partner Alexandra Schauman pulled off a clean skate, scoring 35 out of a possible 40 marks.

Ball revealed he was just pleased not to have hurt himself and to have finished "in one piece".

Judge Banjo said the musician deserved “respect for staying upright and for continuing to push" himself.

Former Strictly star Mabuse also praised Ball for getting through his skate.

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“Connor, you did a full performance without hurting yourself, yes!!!” she cheered.

Watch: Connor Ball falls and cuts leg on Dancing On Ice

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