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Mark Jefferies

Gloria Hunniford dogged by nightmares about horror fall which broke her eye socket

Gloria Hunniford said she still suffers nightmares after her horrific fall that left her with a broken eye socket and gruesome leg injuries.

The TV presenter, 82, tripped over a rug and crashed on to a wooden floor, leaving her with severe bruising on her leg that is still wrapped in bandages.

Speaking about her accident in June, she said: “I’m getting there after my fall but I am not quite back to my usual self.

“I really took a battering and I broke the bone that holds my eye socket in place – my left leg is still in bandages.

“But, fortunately, most of the bruising has gone and one of the make-up girls has found a potion that works a treat. I tripped over a rug and went down on a floor that was as hard as concrete.

“I still have nightmares about the terrible smack I made going down.”

Gloria Hunniford has said that she is still suffering nightmares about her horror fall (ITV)

Gloria, a panellist on ITV ’s Loose Women where in June she unveiled the extent of her injuries, said she now treads carefully to prevent another fall.

The star added: “It was terrible and it takes your confidence away. Even the way you walk down the street – a higgledy-piggledy paving stone will scare me now. But I am getting there.”

Following her accident, Gloria, who has been married to her second husband Stephen Way since 1998, has pulled the plug on her usual summer holiday in the South of France.

Gloria Hunniford broke eye socket in the fall (ITV)

The grandmother and mum-of-three, from Northern Ireland, said she has to attend lots of medical check-ups and does not feel “100%” .

She added: “I really had a battering with this fall. I have a lot of hospital appointments coming up.

“And with everything that is happening at the airports, and my energy not being 100% and the heatwave... we’ve decided not to go.”

Gloria co-hosts BBC One consumer affairs show Rip Off Britain with Angela Rippon, 77, and Julia Somerville, 75, exposing dubious practices that cost consumers. The programme returned for a 14th series this week, helping the nation tackle issues such bills, bad customer service, holidays and food.

The star revealed the series has been recommissioned, adding it has helped to save her fortunes over the years.

Asked if she follows the show’s advice, she told Best magazine: “Oh, absolutely. I live off the programme.

“For example, my house insurance was ridiculously high – I saved a quarter by changing. I know it’s a cliche to say shop around, but it works. We’ve been commissioned until 2024.”

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