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Alton Towers Vicky finds love with BBC co-star; COASTER CRASH VICTIM AND THE COUNTRYFILE STAR; EXCLUSIVE.

Byline: Rachael Bletchly CHIEF FEATURE WRITER B FEAT

ROLLERCOASTER crash victim Vicky Balch has found love with Countryfile presenter and paralympian Steve Brown after they documentary.

Vicky, 22, who lost her leg in the Alton Towers accident in 2015, fell for Steve 36, as they travelled through Vietnam with four other disabled adventurers for BBC series Without Limits.

On Thursday night, viewers watched her growing closer to Steve, who was paralysed from the neck down in a balcony fall 12 years ago, as they drove 900 hundred miles together.

And, while their romance is still in its early stages, friends say the pair, pictured out together this week, are extremely happy and "positive about the future".

Brave Vicky, from Grimsargh, Lancs, took part in the documentary to test her independence and widen her "life experience".

Steve, who has won an army of fans with his outgoing personality on Countryfile, clearly recognised a kindred spirit.

The pair were seen joking and teasing each other and having heart-to-hearts after emotional visits to disabled Vietnamese villagers. They bonded further after their vehicle's brakes failed and they just escaped crashing.

Tearful Vicky said it brought back memories of the horrific "Smiler" ride accident at the Staffordshire theme park, in which she and Leah Washington, 19, were crushed and both lost a leg - with 15 others injured.

The pair also discussed how they both feared they'd never find a soulmate. Vicky revealed: "One of the first things I said to my mum was, 'Who's going to want me now?'"

And Steve told her: "When I was first injured, I was well worried about women liking me." A source said: "They have fallen for each other and although it is early days, they are very happy together."

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HORROR: 2015 ride accident 201

TOGETHER: Vicky and Steve on outing this week

Picture: JOHN GLADWYN

ADVENTURE: Filming in Vietnam

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Author:Rachael Bletchly CHIEF FEATURE WRITER B FEAT
Publication:The People (London, England)
Date:Sep 24, 2017
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