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Wednesday 5th August 2020

Strictly fans concerned for Brendan Cole after A&E scare

He managed to recover enough to dance but was left clutching his chest

Strictly Come Dancing viewers were left concerned for professional dancer Brendan Cole after her performed with Anastacia on the BBC show.

Brendan had been rushed to hospital with a lung infection just hours before the live show but was praised for his efforts.

Dancing a rumba to The Way We Were by Barbra Streisand, he helped Anastacia rack up 27 points but was clearly struggling when listening to the judges' verdict.

He also disappeared off screen as the pair waited for the results with co-host Claudia Winkleman. He was apparently looking to compose himself after feeling short of breath.

Fans of the show were quick to take to social media to send their support, as they feared for his health.

Brendan had revealed his breathing difficulties in a series of posts on Twitter.

Brendan praised the care he had received as “incredible”.

Anastacia has suffered from her own injury woes during the series.

She tore scar tissue from a double mastectomy in 2013 during training and was forced to sit out the bottom two dance-off in week two.