Ainsley Harriott rescued his sister from a falling into the water features at the Chelsea Flower Show on Monday.
The TV chef, 65, saved his sibling Jacqueline from drowning according to onlookers after she tripped and fell into the water.
Ainsley confirmed that his sister was “doing fine” and was seen looking after her alongside other people as she laid on the ground near the Chelsea Hospital garden pond.
Hero: Ainsley Harriott came to the rescue of his sister when she fell into a water feature during day one of the Chelsea Flower Show in London on Monday
On Monday morning, a large group that included DIY SOS Presenter Nick Knowles was admiring BBC’s garden when the accident happened.
Ainsley’s sister and a retired teacher, was the chef’s guest at VIP Launch. A large quantity of water was consumed by Ainsley and she had to be removed from the small water feature at RHS Bee Garden and Our Green Planet.
Jacqueline had been pulled out of the water by paramedics. She was then taken to the hospital. Ainsley tweeted that Jacqueline was doing fine.
“Just a huge thank you to all who helped me when I was injured at the Chelsea Flower Show today. She’s doing fine and all is well,’ the TV star tweeted.
According to one guest, The Sun was told by The Sun that the garden was crowded with people. One of them said: “I think she fell into the pond or tripped and ended up in water.”
Incident: The TV chef saved his sibling from drowning according to onlookers after she tripped and fell into the water, as others including Nick Knowles looked on
Update: Paramedics arrived shortly after she was pulled from the water and she was taken to hospital, with Ainsley later tweeting that she was ‘doing fine’
“I believe she almost drowned. Ainsley Harriott pulled her out and other stars helped to lay her on the ground. It was clear that she had been drinking a lot of water.
Nick Knowles was seen watching on as Ainsley helped his sister , after previously being photographed arriving at the event with his girlfriend Katie Dadzie.
Matt Peskett (an RHS volunteer who witnessed the accident) told The Telegraph he had been scheduled to show the visitors the garden at the Tuesday public opening, but that officials have now put up barriers that could restrict the tours.
According to Mr Peskett, there were about 30-40 celebs present and all were drinking champagne. Then, one guest stepped backwards to fall in. The guests fell down completely, and not by a single foot.
“I’m hoping they won’t continue it this way tomorrow. That would be awful.”
Fall: Ainsley, a passer-by, was seen looking at his sister while she lay next to Chelsea Hospital’s pond.
MailOnline reached out to representatives for Ainsley Flower Show and Chelsea Flower Show for comments.
Chelsea Flower Show is back in its May slot. Gardens will be displaying flowers that focus on biodiversity, well-being and other aspects of the Platinum Jubilee.
On Monday, celebrities and royals will be able to see the Royal Horticultural Society’s main event before the general public.
Garden by Meta, featuring plants and mushrooms in forest ecosystems. A Notting Hill-set display features a sculpture of a deforested tree and an iceblock that highlights global warming.
Tripped: Ainsley’s sister consumed a lot of water, and was forced to get out of the water feature by celebs at the BBC show.
Medical attention: Paramedics arrived shortly after she was pulled from the water, with Ainsley later tweeting that she was ‘doing OK’
Celebrity guest: Ainsley arrived at the event earlier. The preview was held on Monday for the media and celebrities ahead of the opening.
While The Mind Garden focuses primarily on socializing with others for mental health, St Mungo’s Putting Down Roots garden focuses more on a program to assist people in recovering from homelessness by gardening.
Her 70-year reign is marked by a floral display featuring the profile of Queen Victoria in Platinum Jubilee Purple.
The entire surface is covered with native British tree branches. There are also inner shelves that connect to the outer shelf. 70 Terracotta pots with lily-of-the valley were used as terracotta containers.
One installation will transport you to one of Queen Elizabeth’s favorite spots with fresh delphiniums and a canopy covering of flowers.
After being cancelled in 2020, the Chelsea Flower Show will be back in May. However, it has been moved to September in 2021 because of the pandemic.
VIP opening: Nick Knowles was seen watching on as Ainsley helped the woman, after previously being photographed arriving at the event with his girlfriend Katie Dadzie