Gogglebox’s Ellie Warner dealing with ‘pain and heartache’, says charity after boyfriend’s car accident

Gogglebox star Ellie Warner is believed to be facing an “uncertain future” amid the “pain and anguish” of her boyfriend’s brain injury, a charity says.

The 31-year-old TV star’s partner was said to be on life support after suffering a collapsed lung and a broken neck in the horrific incident, which occurred in the Halton area of ​​Leeds on March 19.

On Wednesday, Ellie took Facebook and asked his friends and supporters for a donation to the Headway brain injury charity.

Fears: Gogglebox star Ellie Warner is believed to be facing an 'uncertain future' amid 'pain and anguish' from her boyfriend's brain injury, charity says

Fears: Gogglebox star Ellie Warner is believed to be facing an ‘uncertain future’ amid ‘pain and anguish’ from her boyfriend’s brain injury, charity says

The charity has responded by offering its support to Ellie and Nat, and their loved ones.

Luke Griggs, Deputy Executive Director of Headway, said Sun: ‘We understand the pain and anguish of sitting at the hospital bedside of a loved one after a brain injury. Frequently, concern about his current condition is compounded by uncertainty about what the future may hold.

“We are very grateful that Ellie is supporting the charity in this way, but more importantly, we want to ensure that she builds on the support we provide to families and partners, as well as brain injury survivors.

“The immediate aftermath of a brain injury can be a daunting and scary place and we want to make sure no one has to face it alone.”

Partner: The 31-year-old TV star's partner was said to be on life support after suffering a collapsed lung and broken neck in the horrific incident that occurred in the Halton area of ​​Leeds on March 19

Partner: The 31-year-old TV star’s partner was said to be on life support after suffering a collapsed lung and broken neck in the horrific incident that occurred in the Halton area of ​​Leeds on March 19

The TV personality said the charity’s mission “means a lot” to her, noting that they help promote understanding of brain injury and support and services for those affected.

She wrote: ‘For my birthday this year I am asking for donations to Headway, the brain injury association. I chose this charity because its mission means a lot to me and I hope you’ll consider contributing as a way to celebrate with me.

‘Every little bit will help me reach my goal. I have included information about Headway, the brain injury association below.

‘Headway’s mission is to promote understanding of all aspects of brain injury and to provide vital information, support and services to people with brain injuries, their families and carers.

‘Facebook handles the donation processing free of charge.’

Important cause: On Wednesday, Ellie took to Facebook and asked her friends and followers for a donation to the Headway brain injury charity.

Important cause: On Wednesday, Ellie took to Facebook and asked her friends and followers for a donation to the Headway brain injury charity.

Headway’s Facebook page states, “Headway’s mission is to promote understanding of all aspects of brain injury and to provide vital information, support and services to people with brain injuries, their families and caregivers.”

Ellie took a temporary leave of absence from the popular show to take care of Nat.

He was reportedly paid his show fee in full, though he will be absent for the remainder of the current series.

According to The Sun, the producers have told Ellie to take as much time as she needs and have kept her monthly payment of £1,500 per household.

Message: The TV personality said the charity's mission 'means a lot' to her, noting that they help promote understanding of brain injury and support and services for those affected.

Message: The TV personality said the charity’s mission ‘means a lot’ to her, noting that they help promote understanding of brain injury and support and services for those affected.

Charity: Headway's Facebook page says:

Charity: Headway’s Facebook page says, “Headway’s mission is to promote understanding of all aspects of brain injury.”

A source told the publication, “Bosses paid Ellie her full fee for the show — they didn’t want her or Izzi to worry about money.”

“Of course they have met the payments, they take their duty of care very seriously in the program.”

MailOnline has contacted Channel 4 for comment.

Ellie has not appeared since the incident and is understood to be spending her time supporting Nat as she recovers in hospital.

A source told The Sun: “Ellie’s focus, 100 per cent, is on Nat and supporting him in his recovery.”

He has been told to take as much time off as he needs and it is highly unlikely that he will return during the current series. The producers have told him to take as much time as he needs.

Devastating: Nat suffered serious injuries after being hit by a car in the Halton area of ​​Leeds in March (Pictured: Nat receiving treatment shortly after the accident)

Devastating: Nat suffered serious injuries after being hit by a car in the Halton area of ​​Leeds in March (Pictured: Nat receiving treatment shortly after the accident)

Ellie is said to have “barely left” her partner’s bed as she remains in critical condition following the accident two weeks ago.

Nat remains on life support after suffering a collapsed lung and a fractured neck as a result of the accident.

A friend told The Sun: “His heart is totally torn in two by all of this and he’s still in shock at how things turned out.” Right now, all Ellie is focusing on is making sure she’s there for Nat’.

Channel 4 producers told Ellie, who has yet to comment publicly on the accident, in March that there is “no pressure to go back to filming” and that she can “take as much time as she needs”.

The source added: ‘Channel 4 takes their duty of care very seriously. Obviously, Ellie and Izzi are two of the show’s most beloved regulars, but it wouldn’t be right for them to have to film a lighthearted show when Nat is in such critical condition.

Critical: Nat (pictured) remains on life support after suffering a collapsed lung and fractured neck as a result of the accident.

Critical: Nat (pictured) remains on life support after suffering a collapsed lung and fractured neck as a result of the accident.

“The producers have made it clear that there is no pressure to reshoot and that they can take as much time as they need.”

In a statement to Leeds Live, a West Yorkshire Police spokesman said: “The pedestrian remains in critical but stable condition at hospital and investigations into the incident are ongoing.”

West Yorkshire Police recently said there are no updates and their investigations are ongoing.

An image of the shocking accident emerged last weekend, showing West Yorkshire Police at the scene of the serious collision as paramedics tended to Nat.

A family member told The Sun on Sunday after the incident: ‘Nat is in intensive care with a broken neck, a broken back, two collapsed lungs and possible brain damage.

“He’s on life support and the whole family and Ellie are obviously very worried about him.”

There it is: Leeds-based Ellie is a popular Gogglebox cast member, but she won't be appearing on the show for the foreseeable future.

There it is: Leeds-based Ellie is a popular Gogglebox cast member, but she won’t be appearing on the show for the foreseeable future.

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