Strictly star Amanda Abbington joined her fiancé in hospital before surgery (Photo: BBC)

Strictly Come Dancing star Amanda Abbington has sparked concern over the hospital's image as her fiancé Jonathan Goodwin prepares to undergo surgery.

Goodwin, a 2019 Britain's Got Talent finalist for his escapology and daring stunts and a 2020 America's Got Talent semi-finalist, was left paralyzed after a horrific accident in 2021.

He was rehearsing for a stunt for AGT Extreme, which would see him hanging upside down 30 feet in the air between two suspended cars and escaping from a straitjacket.

However, the cars were released too soon and he was crushed between them as they caught fire.

Amanda has been sharing her support for her 42-year-old partner on social media and, in her latest update, revealed that he is undergoing spinal surgery.

Sharing a selfie from the hospital, the actress, 52, wrote: “The bravest guy I know. More spine surgery. We are used to hospital rooms.

Amanda Abbington

Amanda shared a sweet message on Instagram (Photo: Instagram)

The former escapologist retired from stunt work following his life-altering injuries and now uses his platform to share advice and 'positive thinking' as he denies any blame for the near-fatal incident.

Amanda and Jonathan got engaged after a whirlwind romance in 2021, nine months after she revealed her split from actor Jonjo O'Neill after four years together.

The star was previously with The Hobbit actor Martin Freeman for 16 years, and they share two children, Joe, 15, and Grace, 12.

The Sherlock stars confirmed their split in 2016, and Martin, 50, previously dated French actress Rachel Mariam.

Strictly Come Dancing is available to watch on BBC iPlayer.

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