Scream Vic­to­ria!

star is­abel Hod­gins on film­ing this week’s shock­ing crash…

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I had a body dou­ble – but I’d rather

do the stunts my­self !


Lawrence’s car crash is fright­en­ing to watch – and Tv­times was there to wit­ness the thrilling scene be­ing filmed.

Deep in wood­land, on the out­skirts of Leeds, a crowd of cast and crew was as­sem­bled, along with oo­dles of kit.

Is­abel Hod­gins, who plays Vic­to­ria, re­hearsed and rere­hearsed with Thomas Atkin­son (Lach­lan), while John Bowe (Lawrence) prac­tised the runup to the smash in a spe­cially con­verted car with a cam­era strapped to the pas­sen­ger seat. Di­rec­tor Matt Hil­ton wanted ev­ery­thing down pat be­fore the dev­as­tat­ing col­li­sion was filmed for real.

‘Vic­to­ria’s just there to feed every­one. She didn’t ask for any of this!’ laughs Is­abel. ‘She’s in jeop­ardy and so are Belle and Lach­lan, who are in the path of the ve­hi­cle as Lawrence ca­reers into Vic­to­ria’s re­fresh­ment stand.’

Is­abel was given a stunt dou­ble in the shape of ac­tress Josie

For­man, who was kitted out to look ex­actly like the caterer. ‘As the car comes to­wards us, I have to dive out of the way,’ ex­plains Josie. ‘I’m here for safety rea­sons as I’m a trained stunt performer.’

‘It’s ex­cit­ing when there’s some­one from a stunt team here, adds Is­abel,’ ‘but I’d rather do the stunts my­self. Although, maybe not with John Bowe driv­ing!’

Looka­likes: Is­abel (Vic­to­ria) with her stunt dou­ble Josie

Be­hind the scenes: The crew set up Lawrence for his col­li­sion

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