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Former Blue Peter presenter Katy Hill left 'scarred for life' after smashing her head into a toilet

Katy Hill has shared photos of an enormous scar on her forehead that was the result of her 'face-planting' a toilet at her Oxfordshire home.

The former Blue Peter presenter, 49, was rushed to hospital after the painful injury where she received internal and external stitches.

The accident - which took place 18 months ago - happened after she tripped while running her daughter up the stairs.

Ouch: Katy Hill, 49, has shared photos of an enormous scar on her forehead that was the result of her 'face-planting' a toilet at her Oxfordshire home

The doting mother told The Sun: 'It was a bad one and I was very grateful that the impact went down the centre of my forehead.

'As I found out from the doctors, if it had been slightly to either side, I might not be here now because the skull is thin in those parts.

'The irony isn't lost on me that I used to jump out of planes and all sorts, and yet I injure myself in this way.'

Sore: The former Blue Peter presenter was rushed to hospital after the painful injury where she received internal and external stitches

Katy famously became the first ever civilian to fly with the Red Arrows.

The former presenter landed her dream job on Blue Peter in 1995 and married her childhood sweetheart Andrew Frampton, who she divorced two years later.

She then went on to present on Live and Kicking, Top of the Pops, Football Fever and the Millennium Quiz Show.

Unfortunate: The accident - which took place 18 months ago - happened after she tripped while running her daughter up the stairs

Katy said: 'It was a bad one and I was very grateful that the impact went down the centre of my forehead'

She has two children, Kaya, aged 14 and son Akira, 12, with Live and Kicking co-star Trey Farley

Katy now runs a ­personal development business called Limitless by Katy Hill.

This month, the former children's TV host opened up about her 'commitment to helping women thrive', telling Daily Mail's Susanna Taylor: 'When I eventually trained to be a coach I didn't understand why this stuff wasn't taught at school.'

She explained she is using everything she learnt in broadcasting and her training as a life coach to help others 'live all-out'.

She also said that this past year was a huge catalyst for change.

'We have had time to ask ourselves the big questions,' Katy added.

Throwback: Katy landed her dream job on Blue Peter in 1995 and married Andrew Frampton, who she divorced two years later (pictured with Blue Peter dog Mabel in the 90s)

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