STAR FALLS FROM SKY
By GENEVIEVE ALLPASS
KIMBERLEY Davies has fallen further from her Neighbours perch . . . and into a lake near Uki.
A challenge went drastically wrong yesterday for the celebrity who is now a contestant on top-rating British television game show I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here, being filmed at a property at Dungay near Murwillumbah.
While attempting to complete a challenge of jumping out of a helicopter, Ms Davies fell from the aircraft, free-falling into a lake.
She was taken to Tweed Hospital yesterday afternoon via the Lismore Westpac Helicopter.
"She has fallen awkwardly and injured her shoulder," Westpac Crew Chief Roger Fry said yesterday.
The reality TV show is a major hit in the UK where the public votes off contestants one-by-one, much like other reality shows Big Brother and Idol.
During the 1990s, Kimberley Davies, 32, played Annalise Hartman in hit Aussie soap Neighbours, returning recently for the show's 20th anniversary celebrations.
Highly regarded as the blonde bombshell of Ramsay Street, Ms Davies is now married to Jason Harvey, a doctor and a former model.
After leaving 'Neighbours', Ms Davies appeared in hit US shows 'Friends' and 'Ally McBeal'.
Her profile on the British site states that she has a passion for adventure and nerves of steel, and she would have needed them, falling from the helicopter without the aid of any safety equipment.
Other celebrities on the current series include Sheree Murphy, the wife of Socceroo hero Harry Kewell, Carol Thatcher, the daughter of former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher and former child pop star Jimmy Osmond. Last night it was revealed Davies had suffered a fractured rib in the accident after it was initially feared she had spinal injuries.
However, a publicist for the show said it had since been confirmed that the actor had suffered only a fractured rib.
Evictions from the series start this week.
Former EastEnders actor Elaine Lordan (Lordan) has already flown back to Britain after collapsing twice on the first day of the show.