It has tonight been revealed that Strictly Come Dancing favourite Natalie Gumede will not be taking part on tonight’s show.
In a statement released by the BBC this evening, it has come to light that Natalie had a very serious mishap during rehearsals in which she fainted. As a precautionary measure, the actress has been ruled out of this evening’s show.
However, we’re happy to say that Natalie is absolutely fine. She was checked over by on-site medical staff after she fainted, but she will need further medical checks.
It’s unfortunate that the star has been ruled out of tonight’s show as she’s consistently been at the top of the leader board over the last number of weeks and was even set to dance the Jive on tonight’s show.
The statement from the BBC read: “Unfortunately Natalie Gumede will not perform in tonight’s show due to fainting in our Dress Rehearsal this afternoon. After being checked by our medical team on site she will have further medical checks as a precaution.
As per the rules of the show, Natalie will have a ‘buy’ into next week and the show will continue with a public vote. Join us in wishing Natalie a speedy recovery!”.
Just yesterday, Natalie tweeted that she was feeling a bit on the tired side – is the competition getting too much for her? We know that Natalie always puts 100% into her performances.
She tweeted: “Thank you for your good luck messages! The old bones are tired today but channeling Tina will get me through. Gotta make Mary Proud! #scd”
Unfortunately, Natalie or her professional partner Artem Chigvintsev have not tweeted this evening following the rehearsal troubles, but I’m sure they will do soon and we’ll update you as and when we know more about how Natalie is doing.
The good thing is that Natalie will definitely dance next week as the show goes to Blackpool once again and it’ll be great for Natalie to come back “up north”.
Check out Natalie’s dance from last week’s Halloween-themed episode, below: