Ant McPartlin Slices Off His Own Thumb
Chiswick TV presenter rushed to hospital after kitchen accident
Chiswick-based TV presenter, Ant McPartlin has lost the top part of one of his thumbs after catching it in a vegetable slicer at the weekend.
Ant had been using a new gadget called a mandoline to slice potatoes whilst preparing Sunday lunch the night before.
He told the Sun newspaper: 'I knew that to get the potatoes thin enough I'd need the proper tool but had no idea how to use one. On the Saturday night I decided to practise with it so I got one potato and gave it a go. It was a complete disaster. I ended up slicing the top of my thumb off. God, it was painful.'
Despite the traumatic accident Ant returned to the mandoline the following day to finish off preparation for a roast dinner. He and his wife had invited over co-presenter and neighbour Declan Donnelly with his girlfriend Ali Astall.
He said: 'I still got the meal on the table.'
February 18, 2014