In these images, released by ITV, the former Strictly Come Dancing professional looks deeply concerned for his partner Alexandra Schauman.
The pair were practising a lift ahead of Sunday’s show when things went horribly wrong.
With the action caught on camera, James appears to have lost his footing while Alex was dangling upside down and between his legs.
It looks like James, who is married to fellow dancer Ola, lost his balance and came crashing down, dropping Alex on her head and then landing on her.
Paramedics rushed in to check Alex and James sat by her side on the ice to look after her.
The poor guy looks crushed by the thought of hurting his partner.
James has said that dropping his partner was one of his biggest fears about taking part in the show.
In one image, James is seen holding onto Alex’s arm and placing one hand on the back of her neck as someone else rushes in to help.
This isn’t the first fall that James has suffered during his training for the ITV contest.
Earlier this month, he was left fearing for his future on the show after falling on his hip.
The star, who has been tipped as the favourite to win, said it was anything but ideal considering he has arthritis in his hip.
The 40-year-old wrote in his Best magazine column: “I fell practising a jump the other day and landed on my hip. Given I have arthritis there, it wasn’t ideal. It hurt – a lot.”
He added: “I’m getting daily physio and trying to man up. I will get there.”
* Dancing on Ice airs Sunday, 6pm on ITV
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