falling over for rio

Hi Katy, I've searched through the Ask Katy archives, and I don't recall seeing an answer to this question. In the Rio video, Simon is running backwards on a wooden pier over the water and then he falls down and flips over backward into the water. I want to know if the falling down was planned, how many takes it they had to film of it, and if it hurt! Thanks, Jennifer

"Dear Jennifer, it does look sort of real ...that is because it was actually an accident I guess I'd just forgotten where the pier ended. I don't remember it being painful but my dignity was definitely bruised. s"