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Friday 15th November 2019

Strictly stars ‘struck down by sickness bug sparking fears for Saturday's show'

A bug is doing the rounds apparently!

Several Strictly Come Dancing stars have reportedly been feeling "under the weather".

A sickness bug has apparently struck on the BBC One Latin and ballroom show, with pro dancers and celebs said to be affected, and contestant Catherine Tyldesley has admitted she has been trying to dodge the "lurgy".

A source told the Daily Star newspaper: "Everyone is working hard and obviously they get up close and personal with each other as they dance. When someone gets sick it quickly spreads through the cast.

Catherine admitted feeling under the weather (Credit: BBC)

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"Lots of people have been under the weather but the show must go on."

Catherine said: "I’m not feeling great today. I’m very tired.

The lurgy has been doing the rounds at Strictly for weeks.

"The lurgy has been doing the rounds at Strictly for weeks. It’s been trying to get me but it won’t win."

Last week, Shirley Ballas took to Instagram to reveal to fans she was receiving a vitamins drip after a "tough week", in which she was sent death threats.

She wrote: "Very happy to receive this drip today to help me get well. Full of all sorts of things vitamin c magnesium b12 and the list goes on.

"Feeling under the weather today as a result of a tough week. So @revivuk will have me up and running by Saturday. (sic)"

And earlier this month, Karim Zeroual was forced to miss a recording of Strictly: It Takes Two after he was struck down with flu.

His pro partner Amy Dowden said:  "He's got the lurgy, so he's resting up as we need him fighting fit for Saturday night.

"He's so disappointed not to be here."

Ent Daily has contacted reps for Strictly for comment.

Karim was forced to miss a recording of Strictly: It Takes Two earlier this month after he was struck down with flu (Credit: BBC)

This week the celebrities and their pro partners will perform their Halloween-themed routines for the judges.

Karim and Amy will be dancing the paso doble to Bronksi Beat's Smalltown Boy and Catherine will be performing the cha cha to Scared Of The Dark by Steps.

Elsewhere, Kelvin Fletcher and Oti Mabuse will dance the tango, while Alex Scott and Neil Jones perform their Couples' Choice routine to Ghostbusters by Ray Parker Jr.

EastEnders star Emma Barton, meanwhile, will perform the tango to Toccata and Fugue in D Minor by Bach with partner Anton du Beke.

Emma Weymouth and Aljaz Skorjanec will dance a funky Charleston to A Little Party Never Killed Nobody by Fergie, while his wife Janette Manrara and her partner Will Bayley dance the jive to Casper by Little Richard.

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Finally, Michelle Visage and Giovanni Pernice will foxtrot to The Addams Family by Vic Mizzy and Chris Ramsey and Karen Hauer will do a sexy samba to Everybody (Backstreet's Back) by Backstreet Boys.

BBC Breakfast star Mike Bushell and his professional partner Katya Jones will be hoping to make it through to next week with a tango to Gwen Stefani's What You Waiting For.

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