James Cracknell said his Strictly Come Dancing dreams “nearly came to an end” after he was injured in a bike accident.
The former Olympic rower, 47, said he has a “bust finger” and “road rash” on his back following an incident involving a minicab while cycling through London.
He posted a video on Twitter with the caption: “Slight wobble – literally – in my Strictly preparations. Luckily only a bit of road rash and damaged ego – but I need to get ready for the latter. #daddancing #sharetheroad.”
Talking about the bike, which he rode while studying for a Masters at Cambridge University, he said: “It wasn’t a good day for Jake the Snake, the bike that saw me through Cambridge or me, as my Strictly Come Dancing dreams nearly came to an end when I had an altercation with a minicab driver in London.
“It was nobody’s fault really. Good thing was there was no street furniture around for me to fall into. I was also wearing a helmet and I wasn’t listening to music so I was focused on what was ahead.”
Cracknell, who was involved in a bike crash in 2010 that left him with a brain injury, added: “I’ve got more chance of winning the Tour [de France] than Strictly, but in for a penny.”