Strictly Come Dancing's Laura Whitmore returns to rehearsals after injury

Published Wednesday, Oct 26 2016, 21:29 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
Laura Whitmore has returned to Strictly Come Dancing after injuring her ankle during training.

TV presenter Laura was forced to miss last week's live show after her right ankle became badly inflamed. Doctors warned she should take a week off over fears she could permanently damage the joint, so she followed their advice.

Laura Whitmore and dance partner Giovanni Pernice, Strictly Come Dancing, 19 September 2016

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Laura has now made a comeback to the dance floor, but she has assured fans she is taking it easy.

On Wednesday, the 31-year-old former I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here Now! host tweeted: "Back to training... I'm quite a bit behind and being careful. But will try my best, guys!"

Laura is partnered with Giovanni Pernice in this year's series of the BBC One dancing competition. Her injury began after she felt a "niggle" in her ankle during a rehearsal session.

Laura Whitmore is paired with Giovanni Pernice, Strictly Come Dancing
3 September

© BBC/Supplied by WENN

Writing in her blog for Glamour Online, Laura admitted she ignored it for a further two days before the pain became unbearable.

"I thought I should just work through any pain and it would get better," she said. [On day three] I got home and I couldn't walk up the steps to my front door. My whole right ankle was three times the size of my left. I freaked out!"

Prior to injuring her ankle, Laura and Giovanni had received their highest score yet for their impressive Quickstep.

Meanwhile, this weekend's show will be Halloween-themed and Strictly bosses have revealed the songs the contestants will be dancing to!

They are as follows:

- Anastacia and Brendan will be dancing the Jive to 'Bat Out Of Hell' by Meat Loaf

- Claudia and AJ will be dancing the American Smooth to 'Black Magic' by Little Mix

- Daisy and Aljaz will be dancing the Paso Doble to Santa Esmeralda version of 'Please Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood'

- Danny and Oti will be dancing the Foxtrot to 'Take Me To Church' by Hozier

- Ed and Katya will be dancing the Cha Cha to the Hansel Martinez version of 'Love Potion No. 9'

- Greg and Natalie will be dancing the Rumba to 'Bring Me To Life' by Evanescence

- Judge Rinder and Oksana will be dancing the Paso Doble to 'Born This Way' by Lady Gaga

- Laura and Giovanni will be dancing the Tango to 'Paint It Black' by The Rolling Stones

- Louise and Kevin will be dancing the Charleston to the Emeli Sande version of 'Crazy In Love'

- Ore and Joanne will be dancing the Charleston to the Bow Wow Wow version of 'I Want Candy'

Strictly Come Dancing continues at 6.45pm, BBC One, on Saturday 29 October.


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