Kevin Clifton reveals how Strictly routine has changed after partner Stacey Dooley’s injury

One Strictly Come Dancing contestant recently sent fans into a panic after revealing she's suffered from a painful injury.

Stacey Dooley, who is partnered with Strictly fave Kevin Clifton, took to her Instagram on Tuesday to share a picture of herself in a hospital bed – after earlier hinting she’d broken her arm with a picture of a cast.

But Stacey later revealed to her concerned fans that she hadn’t actually broken a bone.

She then assured them she will be on the Strictly dance floor on Saturday, where she will perform a street and commercial routine to Alicia Keys’ Empire State Of Mind (Part II).

And now, her partner Kevin has confessed that the pair have had to hit rehearsals hard, after losing two days to her injury.

On his Twitter, he wrote, ‘After losing 2 days to injury we’ve done 8am-10pm today! All the respect in the world to @StaceyDooley . So grateful to have u as my @bbcstrictly partner. #workethic’.

Then, when one fan asked if the routine had had to be adjusted to account for Stacey’s injury, Kevin admitted, ‘About 11 times’. Oh dear!

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Halloween week on @bbcstrictly with @sjdooley

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Stacey’s agent recently revealed that the documentary maker has actually torn an intercostal muscle behind a rib – meaning she couldn’t dance for a few days.

Speaking to The Sun, they reportedly said, ‘It’s very painful. She is strapped up and the doctor has said she should be able to move in a couple of days.’

31-year-old Stacey left viewers panicked at the beginning of the week, after hinting that she had actually broken a bone.

She posted a picture of a woman with her arm in a cast, alongside the caption: ‘😮Current sitch😩🤕🤦🏼‍♀️😅’.

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Current sitch 😩🤕🤦🏼‍♀️😅

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Fans were left concerned by the cryptic post, with one left wondering if Stacey would still be able to dance this weekend. They asked, Oh no will you be able to dance ?’

Another worried viewer also said, What happened and I hope you can still be on strictly😮’while a third follower commented, What????!!!!! No way!!!!’

More of Stacey’s 310,000 followers were desperate for an explanation following the vague post. One of her fans said, ‘what have you done??! 😭’

So although it seems that this week has been a difficult one for Stacey, the resilient star appears to be ready to go for Saturday’s live shows!

From our sister site CelebsNow.

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