AJ Pritchard's girlfriend has opened up about the vile trolling she got on Instagram after she suffered a horrific accident.

Abbie Quinnen, 23, was left with third-degree burns when she filmed a social media stunt with a lit flame that went horribly wrong.

She has revealed that she was sent a string of cruel messages after her story went public, including from one troll who told her she should have "burned to death".

Speaking to Victoria Derbyshire on BBC Radio 2's Jeremy Vine Show, Abbie also said she'd been told "You're now going to look like a waxwork model"; and "Don't go near your niece and nephew, you'll scare them".

AJ Pritchard's girlfriend Abbie Quinnen has shared that she has received vile trolling after her horror accident that left her with third degree burns
AJ Pritchard's girlfriend Abbie Quinnen has shared that she has received vile trolling after her horror accident that left her with third degree burns

Abbie said: "It's so horrible, I just think it's really sad and I feel a bit sorry for them."

She also opened up about the terror she felt during the accident.

"I was in shock and thinking, how can I survive this?" she said.

She was left with third-degree burns when she filmed a social media stunt with a lit flame that went horribly wrong
She was left with third-degree burns when she filmed a social media stunt with a lit flame that went horribly wrong
AJ Pritchard's girlfriend Abbie Quinnen
Abbie was trying to perform an internet hack that involved flammable liquid and a glass bottle when things went wrong

"I rolled on the floor and that didn't work, so I grabbed a heavy blanket and started trying to put out the flames that way.

"AJ was getting damp towels in the meantime."

Though it was over in a few seconds, Abbie said it felt "like a lifetime".

AJ Pritchard and his girlfriend Abbie Quinnen
Abbie was sent a string of cruel messages after her story went public

She kept asking AJ: "Is my face going to be okay? Am I going to be okay? Will you still love me?"

Abbie needed three skin graft operations and at one point was on 27 tablets a day to cope with the pain.

She said: "I could have been blinded. I could have lost my hearing. I'm so lucky. It could have been even worse,