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Iain Dale says it's 'shocking' nobody stopped to help when he broke hip in tube fall

The star fell at the top of an escalator

Edinburgh, United Kingdom. 14 August, 2022 Pictured: Labour MP for Birmingham Yardley and Shadow Minister for Domestic Violence and Safeguarding Jess Phillips is interviewed by LBC’s Iain Dale at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival as part of the All Talk series of interviews by the broadcaster. When asked about Labour’s chances of winning the next election, she said, “Not even Blair just walked into Downing Street. You need to crawl up a cobbled street until your fingers bleed.” Credit: Rich Dyson/Alamy Live News
Iain Dale fell and broke his hip. (Alamy Live News)

Iain Dale has told how nobody stopped to help when he fell and broke his hip at a London tube station.

The broadcaster, 60, took a tumble at Charing Cross and said he landed “flat on my face” and has since undergone surgery.

Speaking on Good Morning Britain, he said he fell at the top of the escalator and that other passengers just carried on heading for their trains as he lay on the floor.

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“I lay there for about a minute and the really worrying thing was that not a single person stopped to see if I was OK,” the LBC presenter said.

“Which I still find quite shocking. I'm not sure that would happen anywhere else.”

Dale said when the “fantastic” ambulance crew arrived he was thinking, “Well how are they going to lift me out of here?”

“But they did,” he told hosts Kate Garraway and Ben Shephard.

“But there were still people coming out of… there is a very narrow stairwell at Charing Cross underground to get out to the Trafalgar Square entrance where the ambulance was parked and people were trying to push past as they and the London Underground staff, who were also brilliant, tried to lift me up these 30 steps.

“It was incredible.”

Edinburgh, United Kingdom. 10 August, 2022 Pictured: Former Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn, is interviewed by LBC’s Iain Dale at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival as part of the All Talk series of interviews by the broadcaster. Corbyn told the audience that he feels vindicated by the Forde Report in how he dealt with anti-semitism while leader. Credit: Rich Dyson/Alamy Live News
Iain Dale took a tumble at Charring Cross Station. (Alamy Live News)

Dale previously shared on Twitter that he had a hip replacement after his fall in May.

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Sharing a snap of him in his hospital bed, he told his followers: “Had hip replacement & all is well! Went in at 8.45am & woke up at 12. Pain has disappeared. So happy & relieved!"

"So many nice messages from friends & complete strangers, it’s all a bit overwhelming!" he added.

"PS 5 hours after the op they’ve got me on my feet!”

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