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AJ Pritchard's girlfriend on being 'in shock' during accident

Abbie Quinnen, 23, made headlines across the UK after she suffered second and third degree burns across her body after she and her boyfriend Strictly Come Dancing's AJ Pritchard attempted a social media stunt with a highly-flammable liquid. But the trick went badly wrong and a fireball "shot across the room", which set Abbie on fire. And if the accident wasn't hugely traumatic enough for the dancer, she has also received vile messages from on social media regarding her injuries.

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It's so horrible. I just think it's really sad and I feel a bit sorry for them

Abbie Quinnen

Her face, head, neck, ear, chest and down her right side was affected, and she has also lost some of her hair.

Abbie has had to have three skin graft operations, two of which involved using someone else's skin - a procedure called an allograft, and at one point was taking up to 27 tablets a day to cope with the pain.

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Throughout the terrifying ordeal, she's revealed she had received immense support from fans who shared with her their own experiences of being burned, but she has also been targeted by nasty .

One of the messages read: "You should have burned to death".

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AJ Pritchard's girlfriend Abbie Quinnen reveals 'horrible' Instagram abuse over burnsAJ Pritchard's girlfriend Abbie Quinnen reveals 'horrible' Instagram abuse over burns (Image: ITV•INSTAGRAM)

The couple were attempting to do a dangerous trick for social mediaAbbie revealed she'd received some vile messages from (Image: ITV)

Another stated: "You're now going to look like a waxwork model".

While a third said: "Don't go near your niece and nephew, you'll scare them".

Recounting the initial incident to Victoria Derbyshire on BBC Radio 2's Jeremy Vine Show, Abbie tried to rise above it and admitted

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