A Holey Moley ‘mystery’ was solved last night when cameras captured Denise Drysdale’s tumble on the course at Thornlands, south-east of Brisbane, last October.
The veteran performer was competing against Olympic skater Stephen Bradbury on a hole which saw both getting electric shocks whenever they missed a hole, courtesy of a ‘gopher’ assistant ‘controlling the zaps.’
When Drysdale received her shock she looked genuinely, umm, shocked and decided to give the Gopher a taste of his own medicine.
With that she tripped on the astroturf (the ground is deliberately uneven for mini-golf purposes). It was also 3:30 in the morning.
“I’ve done my shoulder,” she said adding, “That hurt like hell” (it isn’t clear if she was referring to the fall or the electric shock).
Like a trouper she asked, “Where do we go from here?” referring to salvaging the segment.
As she withdrew from the contest it ironically turned into another ‘Bradbury’ moment for her competitor.
Drysdale has undergone 3 months of recuperation after suffering a fractured shoulder.
Seven’s Andrew Backwell recently confirmed Holey Moley had been subject to other accidents on set.
“I think there were a few injuries along the way. Not many, but when you see it, the obstacles are quite big. So yes, there were a few injuries on the way but nothing out of the ordinary compared to the US show. Obviously there’s also a bunch of safety officers.
He added, “I wouldn’t do some of those obstacles. No way!”