Injuries have struck the Halloween Strictly Come Dancing tonight, with 3 performers forced off the reside show’s competitors.
Will Bayley is injured, which means he and companion Janette Manrara have to sit out this week.
I jumped off a table and I landed with a straight leg, and believed I’d broken it.
And Neil Jones has also hurt himself, which means celeb companion Alex Scott is dancing with pro Kevin Clifton.
The show broke the news on its Twitter account.
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The statement stated: “Sadly Will Bailey was injured throughout instruction and medics have stated he can’t execute this evening.
“Below the guidelines of Strictly Come Dancing, Will has been granted a bye to subsequent week.
“Separately Alex Scott’s companion Neil Jones received an injury when instruction this morning.
“Kevin Clifton has stepped in to companion Alex in tonight’s show.”
In VT, Will explained: “I jumped off a table and I landed with a straight leg, and believed I’d broken it.
“When I heard the words I cannot dance it was gutting but I need to have to recover and come back even stronger subsequent week.”
Companion Janette Manrara joined Claudia Winkleman in the studio and added: “He’s gutted not to be dancing the Jive, which he loved, but he’s house, he’s icing and, fingers crossed, he’ll be back subsequent week.
Viewers had been complete of sympathy for each Will and Neil, but numerous had been delighted to have Kevin, knocked out 3 weeks ago with Anneka Rice, back.
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A single fan wrote: “Get properly quickly each but beautiful to have Kevin Clifton back.”
A further stated: “Glad to see Kevin Clifton back!”
A third posted: “Yeah. Kevin back. Really like him. So sad Will ‘n Neil are out.”
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