Abbie Quinnen has shared a photograph of her face on social media for the primary time since her horrific fireplace accident in January.
The skilled dancer, 23, suffered second and third-degree burns in a fireplace accident after a video she was filming with boyfriend AJ Pritchard, 26, went horribly flawed and noticed a wine bottle explode and set fireplace to her hair and clothes.
Abbie appeared in good spirits as she loved a visit to Bockett’s Farm Park within the North Downs along with her boyfriend on Saturday.
Abbie Quinnen has shared a photograph of her face on social media for the primary time since her horrific fireplace accident in January
The dancer shared snaps of herself feeding the lambs and goats in addition to having fun with the idyllic views with AJ.
Abbie donned a gray mini gown which she paired with a cream turtle neck jumper on the outing.
She captioned the heartwarming submit: ‘Cutest day ever #household #love’.
Earlier this month, Abbie dubbed AJ her ‘no.1 carer’ because the couple celebrated their second anniversary following her horrific accident.
Couple: Abbie appeared in good spirits as she loved a visit to Bockett’s Farm Park within the North Downs along with her boyfriend AJ Pritchard
AJ has been at Abbie’s aspect for the reason that ‘traumatic’ ordeal and in an Instagram submit she mentioned he was essentially the most ‘stunning, clever, good-looking and caring particular person’ she is aware of.
Alongside a collection of pictures of them collectively, Abbie wrote: ‘Completely satisfied 2nd 12 months anniversary to essentially the most stunning, clever, good-looking, caring particular person I do know.
‘Thanks for placing up with me for a complete 2 years. You actually are my dream come true and I am unable to thanks sufficient for all the things you do for me and for being my number one carer!
‘Right here is to many extra years collectively creating so many wonderful recollections. Love you greater than any phrases can describe! There are 7.9 billion folks on this planet and you might be my favorite.
‘These photographs had been our first skilled photographs collectively so they’re additional particular.’
Day trip: The dancer shared snaps of herself feeding the lambs and goats in addition to having fun with the idyllic views with AJ
AJ, who reshared the submit on his personal account, admitted that he had felt emotional studying Abbie’s candy phrases on the milestone event.
The previous Strictly professional continued: ‘This introduced tears to my eyes… We’re so glad collectively & get to share our dwell’s with one another.
‘The overwhelming love & assist that has been proven in direction of Abbie these previous weeks is barely however a drop within the ocean of the love that I’ve for you. YAY No.1 Carer.’
Abbie beforehand revealed the extent of the second-degree burns on her face she suffered after the horrific fireplace accident.
The dancer shared photos taken earlier than her surgical procedures to focus on the burns which lined a lot of the best aspect of her face.
Couple objectives: Earlier this month, Abbie dubbed boyfriend AJ her ‘no.1 carer’ because the couple celebrated their second anniversary following her horrific accident
In an emotional interview, Abbie additionally revealed that she requested AJ if he ‘would nonetheless love her’ following the terrifying accident.
She candidly recalled her first ideas after the terrifying incident, revealing she was ‘shaking in horror’ and noticed her ‘life flash earlier than her eyes.’
Abbie additionally mentioned that it solely took seconds for her physique to set alight and whereas she was rolling round in terror, AJ used moist towels to attempt to put out the flames.
She advised The Solar: ‘The very first thing I mentioned to AJ was, “Is my face going to be OK? Are you continue to going to like me?” I saved repeating this to him and I used to be shaking in horror.
Love: AJ has been at Abbie’s aspect for the reason that ‘traumatic’ ordeal and in a submit she mentioned he was essentially the most ‘stunning, clever, good-looking and caring particular person’ she is aware of
‘It was such a shock, I used to be panicking and screaming. I dropped right down to the ground and I used to be rolling to attempt to put out the fireplace. I noticed my life flash earlier than my eyes.’
Abbie additionally mirrored on the gruelling restoration course of to date, revealing that she was taking 27 tablets a day, however is now solely utilizing paracetamol for the ache, and dropped to only seven-stone in weight when she was left bed-bound after the accident.
Abbie, who was left with accidents on her face, neck, chest, torso and shoulder, additionally revealed that when the flames had been put out the ground was lined in her burnt hair.
After one night time in Ealing Hospital Abbie was transferred to Chelsea and Westminster Hospital’s burns unit, the place she mentioned she tried to keep away from any mirrors.
‘No.1 carer’: AJ, who reshared the submit on his personal account, admitted that he had felt emotional studying Abbie’s candy phrases on the milestone event
The influencer defined how her face had swelled up and he or she could not use her proper eye however saved catching small glimpses of her visage in her cellphone display screen.
She additionally revealed that AJ, who had held a vigil exterior the primary hospital in a single day, tried to drop off some recent garments for her however she refused to see him.
Abbie mentioned: ‘From the second it occurred, I used to be fearful I’d by no means look the identical once more… I used to be terrified about seeing anybody.’
After days aside, Abbie did not need AJ to see her wrapped up in bandages nonetheless the Strictly star defined how he simply took her hand and have become emotional once they had been reunited and Abbie discharged from the hospital.
The doting beau advised The Solar final month: ‘Seeing her strolling to me, having acquired out of her wheelchair, it was the toughest day of my life but in addition the happiest.’
Devastating: In an emotional interview, Abbie additionally revealed that she requested boyfriend AJ if he ‘would nonetheless love her’ following the terrifying accident (pictured earlier than the accident)
Abbie’s restoration has been intense and he or she’s required three pores and skin grafts, with docs taking pores and skin from her rib cage for the primary surgical procedure – nonetheless they ended up utilizing donor pores and skin as she had an an infection on the time of the process.
The dancer defined she opted for this location as she ‘could not cope’ with shedding anymore hair and taking pores and skin from the again of her head.
Fortunately, the third graft was in a position to be accomplished along with her pores and skin, with docs taking from her rib cage and utilizing on seven patches, together with her arm, torso and neck.
Now two months on from the terrible accident, Abbie mentioned she and AJ are nearer than ever with the previous Strictly professional serving to her recuperate at house.
Abbie mentioned her beau helps her moisturise each day and is consistently reassuring her they will be a powerful couple without end and can make it by means of the restoration.
Terrifying: The dancer candidly recalled her first ideas after the terrifying incident, revealing she was ‘shaking in horror’ and noticed her ‘life flash earlier than her eyes.’ (pictured earlier than)
Because the accident, numerous followers have reached out to Abbie and AJ to ship their greatest needs.
Amongst them is Claudia Winkleman, 49, whose daughter Matilda suffered burns in 2014 after her Halloween costume caught alight.
Abbie mentioned she was ‘so glad’ to listen to from the TV presenter, including that listening to about different folks’s recoveries has helped her give attention to her personal.
She broke her silence on the matter final month and advised followers she’s ‘OK’ following the accident on January 19.
Harrowing: AJ fought again tears as he detailed the horrific ordeal of seeing ‘somebody he loves on fireplace’ whereas showing on This Morning final month
In addition to reassuring followers she’s recovering in her Instagram message, Abbie warned others to be ‘cautious’ after a YouTube tutorial went terribly flawed.
She additionally thanked employees at London’s Chelsea & Westminster burns unit for his or her ‘unimaginable care and remedy’ as she continues to enhance after her ordeal.
The influencer mentioned: ‘I’m unhappy I’ve been absent in the previous few weeks and have not posted a lot with AJ, we so desperately needed to have the ability to share each day vlogs with you all however sadly I’ve had an accident.
‘While we had been making an attempt to create a glass bottle right into a vase following a YouTube tutorial it went terribly flawed and it resulted in me incurring accidents and burns requiring steady hospital remedy over the previous seven weeks.
‘I really want you all to watch out with what you are doing and in case you’re copying any YouTube movies. I will probably be OK, I like you all.
Displaying assist: Claudia Winkleman, whose daughter suffered burns in 2014, reached out to fellow Strictly star AJ and Abbie after their terrifying fireplace accident
‘I additionally need to say a large thanks to the nurses and docs and the Chelsea & Westminster burns unit for his or her unimaginable care and remedy.’
AJ and Abbie have been courting since 2018 and appear to have gone from energy to energy throughout lockdown.
The previous I am A Movie star contestant not too long ago gushed over his professional dancer love as he detailed how they have been discussing the long run heaps in the course of the pandemic.
Abbie has additionally gushed over her dancer beau prior to now, admitting she believes AJ is ‘The One’ and that she was ‘going loopy’ with out him by her aspect throughout his stint within the Welsh I am A Movie star camp final 12 months.
Assertion: Abbie broke her silence on the matter final month and advised followers she’s ‘OK’ following the accident on January 19
In an unique interview with MailOnline, Abbie mentioned: ‘I’m so determined to see him – I’m going loopy I really feel like I’ve been misplaced with out him.
‘All I need to do is hug him and kiss him – it has been too lengthy now! I undoubtedly can see he’s lacking me.
‘Whereas AJ has been within the citadel he organised some presents for me that I would have throughout his time in there to indicate he was nonetheless considering of me.’
Assist: Curtis, 25, drove Abbie and AJ to the hospital on the night time of the accident after they had been advised an ambulance would take a while to reach (the brothers are pictured collectively in 2020)