Strictly star gets BITTEN on the head during training

And here's how the bizarre injury happened

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Gemma Atkinson is sporting a sore head today after Strictly Come Dancing pro partner Aljaz Skorjanec managed to BITE her during rehearsals.

Yes. BITE her.

Obviously it was an accident but still, ouch!

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So, how does one get bitten accidentally during a dance rehearsal? Well, Gemma took to Instagram on Thursday to explain she’d been leaning down when she butted heads with Aljaz, who leaned in with his mouth open.

Basically a freak – but painful – accident.

Standing next to Aljaz, she asked him: “Do you want to explain what just happened during training with your tooth?”

A sheepish Aljaz replied: “I bit you in the head.”

He then flashed his pearly whites at the camera and joked about the impact: “[My teeth] are actually straight now – look!”

A less impressed Gemma replied: “My head is bleeding!”

And a sore head isn’t poor Gemma’s only problem this week.

She’s also been suffering that dreaded Strictly curse – no, not falling in love, the other one: injury.

Another update to Instagram showed the ex Emmerdale star lying on her back with her legs up in the air.

She explained: “So, as if my feet weren’t bad enough, they currently look like trotters because they’re so swollen from this jive.

“I’m trying to drain the fluid out of them. It’s fun, this dance malarkey, isn’t it?”

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Gemma and Aljaz will be tackling a jive to Ever Fallen In Love by The Buzzcocks on this weekend’s Halloween special.

They earned 24 out of 30 for their foxtrot last week.