Stacey Dooley’s place in Strictly Come Dancing was thrown into disarray when she injured herself earlier this week, but she has confirmed she is back in her dancing shoes and ready for this weekend.
The documentary-maker and presenter shared a new picture from outside the dance rehearsal studio on Thursday, joking: “Sick note returns!”
She had worried fans earlier in the week after posting a cryptic photo suggesting she’d suffered an injury that could impact on her Strictly training.
But she later assured everyone she would be okay, sharing a photo from a hospital bed with the caption: “Nothing’s broke! All the drugs and all the cuppas gonna hook us up! See you Sat! THANK YOU SO SO MUCH TO ALL THE STAFF. You are all bloody amazing ✨.”
Stacey had torn an intercostal muscle behind her rib and was left in excruciating pain.
Her professional dance partner Kevin Clifton, 36, tweeted his relief that she was back in action too. “Nothing’s broken but very sore. We start training tomorrow. We can do this,” he confirmed.
However, Kevin revealed they have had to adjust their routine for this weekend after losing out on days of precious rehearsal time.
Heaping praise on Stacey, he posted: “After losing 2 days to injury we’ve done 8am-10pm today! All the respect in the world to Stacey Dooley. So grateful to have you as my Strictly partner.”
He also told followers that they had to change their choreography around “11 times”!
The pair have been impressing the judges and viewers in the competition so far.
Last week, Kevin and Stacey received a high score of 35 for their Doctor Who-themed Tango, with icy judge Craig Revel Horwood even admitting that he “loved” it!
Stacey certainly puts her all into everything she does.
The star, who has been awarded an MBE for her documentaries over the years, is working on a new project to tackle the travesty of homeless young people in the UK.
She will give homeless youths a voice in her new film, Stacey Dooley: The Young and Homeless for BBC Children in Need.
Stacey said: “I am so grateful to all of the brave young people involved and hope that their honesty will go on to start a really important conversation about today’s homeless young people.”
The documentary will air on BBC One on 13 November at 10.45pm.
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