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Knife Thrower Slices Assistant on Live TV
Thu Apr 10,10:04 AM ET

LONDON (Reuters) - A record-breaking knife thrower shocked Britons on Thursday when one of his daggers sliced into the head of his assistant on live TV.

Circus performer Jayde Hanson, 23, was demonstrating his skills when one of his knives hit his assistant and girlfriend, 22-year-old Yana Rodianova.

As she clutched the side of her head, horrified presenter Fern Britton shouted: "Oh my God, there is blood, quick -- get her off."

A spokeswoman for ITV's "This Morning," one of the country's most popular daytime programs, said the wound was only "a nick."

"She's absolutely fine and recovering well," the spokeswoman said, before adding ruefully: "You don't really expect that kind of thing from a world record-holder."

Over one million viewers had been watching as Hanson, who works for the British-based Cottle and Austen Circus, showed off how many knives he could hurl at Yana in 60 seconds.

He had been trying to emulate the pace of his world record-breaking effort of 120 knives thrown in two minutes which he achieved as part of National Circus Day on Tuesday.

"He felt confident as he has been throwing his mother's kitchen knives since the age of 10," the show said on its Web Site before the accident.

Perhaps not surprisingly, Hanson, whose father was an elephant tamer and mother a trapeze artist, is currently having to advertise for a new assistant as Yana, who bears two scars from previously mis-directed knives, wants to concentrate on her hula-hoop act.

His previous assistant reportedly left the job after being hit in the foot, her third injury from a wayward knife.

"In 11 years of performing, I've only hit my assistant on five occasions," he told the Daily Mail newspaper recently.
 

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thePACK said:
"In 11 years of performing, I've only hit my assistant on five occasions," he told the Daily Mail newspaper recently.
Wtf?


5 times?!?!? Poor assistent/girlfriend (or is it his 5th already....?
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This Morning is such a great show


I wish I had seen it
 

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"Knife Thrower looking for assistant, hey innes i found you a job.."

 

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Good medical aint $#!t when one of his misdirected knives go into the heart ...
I wonder if shes still his gf...
 

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You wouldn't do that for your BF, Ms Natt??? Wheres the trust???
 

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I wouldnt do what?? If you mean trust my BF throwing knives at me...then no I would never put my life in the fate of my BF when it comes to throwing knives at me. Especially if there was an argument the night before...
There are just somethings I wouldnt trust anyone doing to me...and throwing knives is one of them.
 

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Ms_Nattereri said:
Good medical aint $#!t when one of his misdirected knives go into the heart ...
I wonder if shes still his gf...
it was suppose to be a joke....
 

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thePACK said:
Ms_Nattereri said:
Good medical aint $#!t when one of his misdirected knives go into the heart ...
I wonder if shes still his gf...
it was suppose to be a joke....
Oh I knew that...

Good one!!
 

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Innes said:
RhomZilla said:
"Knife Thrower looking for assistant, hey innes i found you a job.."

yeah,
haha...c'mon innes...he probably has good medical
But that means nothing when you live in the UK and get free healthcare anyway.

Karen said:
There are just somethings I wouldnt trust anyone doing to me...and throwing knives is one of them.
not even if it was me throwing the knives?
 

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Ms_Nattereri said:
I wouldnt do what?? If you mean trust my BF throwing knives at me... I wouldnt trust anyone doing to me...and throwing knives is one of them.
MAn.. I thought relationships were based on trust!!!
 

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Its not that I wouldnt trust them...its the fact that accidents DO happen...and Id rather try to avoid them the best I can than let them happen.
 

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Even if that means your hurtting his feelings?? Emotional scars are a bitch!!
 

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I dont think Id hurt a guy's feelings by telling him he cant throw knives at me
 

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what about if its hobby?? His main interest??? The most he's proud about??

You still wouldnt?? Not even if he practiced with rubber knives and not hit you once???
 

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Ms_Nattereri said:
I dont think Id hurt a guy's feelings by telling him he cant throw knives at me
you hurt mine
 

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RhomZilla: He'd just have to pick a different assistant.

Innes: When did you become a knife thrower??
 
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