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Busty Heather Mills says she might skate on one leg as she reveals long list of injuries
She's got the rigidly maintained smile, the tassels and the skates.
And as she prepares to compete in Dancing On Ice, it looks like Heather Mills has decided she needs another essential - an uplifting bra.
Posing in her yellow dress, the 41-year-old cut a somewhat different figure from the ladylike image she cultivated when she was married to Sir Paul McCartney.
Gone are the floor-length gowns and softer styles, replaced by a more shapely look reminiscent of Miss Mills's early days as a glamour model. She says in her autobiography that she had a bust reduction in her twenties, going from a 34E bra size to a 34C.
Miss Mills, labelled a perennial self-publicist, described herself as a ‘sadomasochist’ for choosing to compete in the new series of Dancing On Ice.
The blonde - who lost her left leg after being knocked over by a police motorcycle in 1993 - is battling to win back public affection after her bitter split from Sir Paul.
Complaining about her litany of injuries ahead of Sunday’s opening show she also revealed she may have to perform a one-legged routine if her injuries deteriorate - but vowed to persist with the show.
Some days the leg is great and you can run and dance, she explained, ‘Other days I have to stay in and do my paperwork.
‘What people don't understand is you have a socket and that is where you have to stay the same weight all the time.
‘If you put on five or six pounds it swells up and if you lose weight it shrinks, then it pistons and that is when it bleeds and blisters and you have to leave it off for a few days and let it heal.
‘If that happens in a day or two of the show we will have to have a back up routine where we do loads of throws and things.’
She added: ‘I snapped off my rib doing a rolled up lift, I injured my 11th floating rib. They didn't realise it was floating until they found it under the eighth and ninth. I was off the ice for a while.
‘Then I fractured my left rib and broke my rotator cuff. Then I shifted out my pelvis, because I have got a broken pelvis from before. There is not much left to break so I am hoping all of that is behind me. It totally cast doubts over whether I should do the show.
'Then I woke up the next day and thought 'I'm doing this for charity' and I saw my ice boots and sparkly catsuits and thought I have got to do this.’
The former model became a public hate figure because of her angry spats and attacks on her ex-husband.
Miss Mills’ four-year marriage to the former Beatle, 67, ended in May 2006 and the divorce was made final in May 2008.
She was awarded a settlement of £24.3million, plus payments of £35,000 a year, for a nanny and school costs for their six-year-old daughter Beatrice.
The star was widely ridiculed for her continual moaning about the settlement and her treatment at the hands of Sir Paul.
She denied she agreed to go on Dancing On Ice for the publicity insisting she had loved the programme for years, and had been approached after going to watch one of the live shows.
Miss Mills, whose occupation is ‘charity campaigner’, added she felt it was an opportunity for the public to see the real her.
She said ‘I forget the cameras are there when I am on the ice so God knows what is going to come out. I am just looking forward to it.’
The star confessed she may have to perform routines on one leg and has developed a specific routine as a contingency plan.
Miss Mills said she was inspired by a Chinese amputee ballet company which features a male performer with one leg and a crutch performing a routine.
It is understood she is being paid around £50,000 for her appearance on the show but is donating the money to charity.
In 2007 she took part on American TV talent contest, Dancing With The Stars, the U.S. version of Strictly Come Dancing.
Miss Mills is competing against 13 other celebrities including Gordon Ramsay's wife Tana, 35, GMTV’s Dr Hilary Jones, 56, EastEnders star Danniella Westbrook, 36, and 37 year-old Boyzone
singer Mikey Graham.
Mrs Ramsay, who describes herself as an author, confessed she was nervous about appearing on the show.
Seemingly unfazed by allegations of her husband’s infidelities last year, she described him as an incredible support and credited him with encouraging her to do the show.
The mother of four said: ‘Gordon is the one I go home to every night and talk about how I am having a bad day. I need him and the kids there to support me.’
This year’s Dancing On Ice, which is hosted by Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield, is the biggest ever with 14 contestants.
ITV has changed the judging panel replacing West End star Ruthie Henshall, 42, with 33-year-old Spice Girl Emma Bunton.