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Princess Anne advised Jennifer Saunders on riding
Aug 7, 2012, 12:01 GMT
Britain's Princess Anne warned Jennifer Saunders she could 'die' while horseriding.
The 54-year-old actress was terrified about her new show 'Back In The Saddle' - which sees Jennifer revisit her old riding skills to take part in the prestigious Badminton Horse Trials - so sought tips from the former eventing competitor ahead but admits speaking to the princess left her more nervous than ever.
She says on the show: 'I'm terrified. I'm absolutely terrified. I really don't want to fall off, that's my biggest thing.
'You get to a point in your life where you can imagine how much that's going to hurt and how many bones will snap - they're probably all made of powder now.'
Anne then makes her even more worried when she tells her: 'The thing people should remember about horses is that they have the potential to kill you - even if they're on your side.'
Anne was the European Eventing Champion when she was 21 years old and competed with the British team for more than five years.
'Back In The Saddle' airs on ITV1 on Thursday 16 August.
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