Jonathan Goodwin told Amanda Abbington she could leave him after accident

Appearing on Lorraine, escapologist Jonathan Goodwin revealed that he gave his partner Amanda Abbington the chance to split up after suffering an accident that left him paralysed.

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JONATHAN GOODWIN: I said, you have a get out of jail free card. If you want to walk away, then I completely understand.

LORRAINE KELLY: You did that?

JONATHAN GOODWIN: Yeah, of course-- of course.

LORRAINE KELLY: You must love Amanda very much to say that to her. Do you know what I mean? That's incredible.

JONATHAN GOODWIN: And she told me not to be so stupid.

LORRAINE KELLY: Yes--

JONATHAN GOODWIN: And that was-- that was that.

LORRAINE KELLY: That was never, ever going to happen, was that Amanda?

AMANDA ABBINGTON: No--

LORRAINE KELLY: Now that you've found him, and you're together you're never-- that's never--

AMANDA ABBINGTON: Thank you.

[LAUGHTER]

LORRAINE KELLY: Well, it's emotional. Of course-- you've been-- you two have been through so much in such a short time. But like I say, it has strengthened the both of you.

AMANDA ABBINGTON: Completely-- we are closer and tighter than ever, I think. And we just have this unspoken thing that we have. And it's just-- every day is a joy. It's just fun. We have the best time. We said the other day, didn't we? We are going to be the people that say, yes-- we just say, yes if anything happens. And it's like a new adventure. We'll just go, yeah.

Yeah, because life's too short. You know that's what I've realized throughout all of this is that you just be in the moment and just grab it with both hands because you just don't know what's going to happen around the corner.

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