59-year-old Debbie McGee has been wowing viewers and judges alike with her impressive moves over on Strictly Come Dancing in recent weeks.
In fact, she was amongst the first of the contestants to score a 10, and has regularly been tipped to be the series winner after proving her excellent dance skills over the months.
However, it seems that the strain of the famously-intensive Strictly training is definitely taking its toll on Debbie now, after she sustained an injury on her leg and foot which she fears might leave her unable to perform to her best in future shows.
Speaking to the Daily Star, she revealed how last week’s performance of the samba at Blackpool left her in pain and requiring intense physio.
Debbie admitted, “The samba really pulled the muscles over my hip bones.
“It actually felt like a tendon had gone over my hip bone, and when I put my weight on my left foot it kept giving way and my leg was buckling.
She continued to reveal, “I had more physio after Saturday. They gave me ice packs. I had to go back to the hotel and soak in a bath and put an ice pack on.”
The former magician’s assistant also openly admitted on This Morning
that the exhaustive training schedule, which sees contestants practicing daily from 8am – 10pm, is proving extremely tiring.
She told hosts Holly and Philip, “It’s fantastic and I’m having an incredible time but it’s not an easy time. It’s really tough.
“Maybe because I’m older, you get more tired. I really struggled on Monday.
speaking about her Blackpool injury, Debbie confessed, “I was totally
and utterly exhausted from Blackpool and the emotion of being in the
dance-off, then the relief we’d got through.”
Although it hasn’t been confirmed, it is assumed that Debbie will perform as normal on Strictly Come Dancing this weekend, however. Hurray!
Wishing you well very soon Debbie – we can’t wait to see you back on the dancefloor!