Could Russell Grant be forced to quit Strictly Come Dancing?

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Popular Strictly Come Dancing contestant Russell Grant could be forced to quit the show after suffering a knee injury over the weekend.

The 60-year-old – who has provided plenty of entertainment on this year’s show with his flamboyant approach and bubbly personality – danced the Tango with an ice pack strapped to his knee on Saturday.

He now faces an anxious wait to see if he is fit enough to continue dancing, with the results of an MRI scan due in the next couple of days.

The astrologer is remaining upbeat about the situation though, saying that he expects to perform on Satuday.

He said: “I make this promise to all of you who have given me so much support and loyalty I am not giving up.”

“I will update you as soon as I know anything but expect a Samba to Kylie’s Better The Devil You Know on Saturday.”

He also revealed that he doesn’t regret doing the show, even though he was warned about the possible strain it would cause on his body.

The camp star continued: “How could I refuse such a once-in-a-lifetime offer to live my dream and find my bliss?”

“I chose to do Strictly and it has been the best time of my life for so many reasons.”

Elsewhere in Strictly Come Dancing news, actress Anita Dobson – who is best known for her role as Angie Watts in Eastenders – has said that the show has been a complete ‘revelation’ for her.

She revealed: “For me to be on television and not be afraid of making a mistake is freeing. It’s made me much more relaxed about everything.”

“I eat, sleep and drink it. It’s my life. He (husband Brian May) said he’s never seen me like this. It’s true, I don’t think anything else has ever brought me such joy. It’s a complete revelation.”

As for the betting market’s on the next to leave the show following Rory Bremner’s departure at the weekend, Nancy Dell’Olio is the favourite at 11/8.

Others expected to be in trouble are Audley Harrison and Lulu, while McFly drummer Harry Judd is the new favourite to win the show.

Clive Montague
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