Strictly Come Dancing Stars Sidelined By Injuries

Strictly Come Dancing stars including Sophie Ellis-Bextor and Casualty actor Patrick Robinson have sustained injuries due to their rigorous dancing workouts – will they be fit to perform this weekend?

Strictly Come Dancing stars including Sophie Ellis-Bextor and Casualty actor Patrick Robinson have sustained injuries due to their rigorous dancing workouts.

It’s not all sequins and salsa moves for the stars of Strictly Come Dancing this season – all of those hours spent perfecting dance sequences have taken a toll on the celebrities.

Singer Sophie Ellis-Bextor took a tumble… out of the studio. She was showing off her moves to her three children when she fell over.

‘I thought I’d broken a bone in my foot demonstrating one of my dance moves to Sonny. I collided with Ray’s cot,’ the singer posted to her 90,000 Twitter followers. She later reassured fans, writing: ‘It’s not broken, just bruised. I am an idiot though.’

Meanwhile, Casualty star Patrick Robinson is already wearing knee supports after suffering from sore joints. His partner, Anya Garnis, isn’t immune to injury just because she’s a professional, either – she’s already suffered from an infected toe, sustained after she hurt her foot during a training sesh.

Coronation Street‘s Natalie Gumede is also suffering after intensive six-hour-a-day workouts and has been seeing a physio for knee pain and hip tension.

The couples have spent a whopping 905 hours in total rehearsing their first dances for the premiere episode of the hit dance-off this Saturday. Now we’re feeling slightly lazy for skipping our last three Pilates sessions…

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