EastEnders star Kara taken to Accident & Emergency

Kara Tointon ended up in hospital after her win on Strictly Come Dancing 2010 on Saturday night.

Partnered by Russian hunk Artem Chigvintsev, 28, the former EastEnders actress impressed the judges and the public with her incredible grace.

The show dance revealed her astonishing gymnastic ability, too, but Kara told hosts Bruce Forsyth and Tess Daly that her arm hurt and that it was ‘the most painful thing’ she’d ever done.

Kara, 27, has been diagnosed with torn ligaments in her lower arm and now has her arm in a sling.

The actress relaxed yesterday with Artem at her parents’ home in north London.

‘I think we are going to literally not go anywhere today. It’ll be quite nice,’ she told the Press Association.

‘He’s going to cook for me in my mum and dad’s kitchen. They’ve met him and they all get on so well.’

Artem and Kara both wept when they were told they’d won the show. Then, encouraged by runner-up Matt Baker, they kissed on the lips.

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