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Wednesday 13th November 2019

Strictly's Kelvin Fletcher reveals he's resorted to sickness tablets to cope with latest routine

He's performing the Viennese Waltz this weekend

Kelvin Fletcher's Strictly Come Dancing rehearsals have been making him sick.

The former Emmerdale star has been working hard with professional partner Oti Mabuse to hone their Viennese Waltz for the weekend but the frequent spins in their routine have been taking a toll and causing him to vomit.

Speaking on the show's official podcast, Kelvin admitted: "I was sick for the first time on Monday. That has always been my biggest fear with anything ballroom. With the waltz, especially the Viennese Waltz , it looks so beautiful and effortless and flows.

Kelvin said Strictly rehearsals have been making him sick (Credit: BBC)

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"But the spins, they look so stunning but I fear them because the minute I start spinning my head goes and on Monday I was in the toilet and it wasn't pretty."

Fellow contestant Mike Bushell has seemingly also had a similar problem as he suggested the 35-year-old actor try motion sickness tablets to get him through the sessions.

I fear them because the minute I start spinning my head goes.

Kelvin added: "Travel sickness tablets. Mike mentioned that I should take them. I might have to give that a go."

The actor recently opened up about his gruelling rehearsal schedule.

He told British GQ: "I'll try and get into my local gym [before rehearsals]. I'll get up at 5-5.30 in the morning. Normally I wouldn't be training that early, I'd be in at 7am, but you do what you have to do.

The actor recently opened up about his gruelling rehearsal schedule (Credit: BBC)

"It was a conscious thing in the first two weeks of training not to do anything too draining at the gym or on the legs, it was pretty much maintenance work.

"Then I start dance training at 10am, which would be until 10pm. I'm on my feet all day. It's quite tiring, so I've always been quite pro carbs - I think they're a great thing."

Kelvin has upped his calorie intake to maintain his energy for rehearsals but revealed he has actually dropped around 11lbs thanks to his rigorous training.

He said he can "probably eat about 300-350g of carbs a day" and about "160g of protein, about 60-80g of fat, which I think is about 2,500-3,000 calories".

Kelvin has upped his calorie intake to maintain his energy for rehearsals (Credit: BBC)

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He said he's around "five kilos lighter than I was a couple of months ago" and believes it helps with his dancing.

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