Britain's Got Talent

Britain's Got Talent star Jonathan Goodwin paralysed

The Sherlock actress said the escapologist nearly died twice after last year's accident during rehearsals for America's Got Talent: Extreme .

He was supposed to escape a straight jacket while upside down 30ft in the air in between two suspended cars.

Instead, Mr Goodwin became crushed between them as they caught on fire.

Ms Abbington, 48, told Jay Rayner's Out To Lunch podcast: "He fell 30ft and lost a kidney, broke both shoulder blades, shattered both legs.

Britain's Got Talent postponed until 2022 over Covid safety fears

Filming on the ITV show was originally due to start this month, but was pushed back three weeks ago due to the third English lockdown and rising cases.

However, on Friday, the talent show's producers said that "safety has to come first" and called it off until 2022.

They said performers like dance groups, choirs and orchestras wouldn't be able to rehearse and audition safely.