Injury puts Denise Van Outen out of Strictly rehearsals

09:59 12 October 2012

Denise Van Outen had to put her rehearsals on hold. File picture: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Denise Van Outen had to put her rehearsals on hold. File picture: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Strictly Come Dancing contestant Denise Van Outen has been forced to put rehearsals on hold after sustaining whiplash during training.

The actress and presenter, 38, headed off to physio yesterday as she struggled with the injury.

She is the latest star of the show to run into difficulties.

Last week her dance partner James Jordan broke his nose in training after an accident while he danced with wife Ola.

And Aliona Vilani is nursing a damaged ankle which is expected to keep her out of the show for up to another fortnight.

Van Outen took to Twitter to tell fans about her woes, writing: “In the back of a cab with a stiff one - neck that is. On my way to physio.”

She is understood to have woken up in pain and her neck stiffened as she attempted to train, to the point where she was barely able to turn her head.

The contestant later revealed she had an injury more associated with car accidents, which she blamed on her dance partner.

“I’ve got mild whiplash. Thanks, James Jordan,” she wrote online.

Her performance on last Friday night’s edition of the show saw her awarded 25 points by judges. The waltz was enough to put her and Jordan in fifth position on the leaderboard.

Latest Stories

21 minutes ago
A lifeboat crew from Tower station rushed to save the boy's life [Image from RNLI]

A teenage boy was saved from drowning on Sunday as a YouTube dare went horribly wrong.

Read more
The potentially lethal pills were sold as impotence, slimming and anti-smoking aids [Photograph by Met Police]

A 62-year-old man from Hackney and a 34-year-old man from Barnet have been arrested on suspicion of money laundering as police try to smash a gang that sells deadly pills across the world.

Read more
Messages being spread on social media about a terror threat on the Tube are a hoax, say police (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

Messages claiming a ‘terror threat’ was about to hit London Underground and urging people not to get the Tube this morning are a hoax, say police.

Read more

Top Stories

Promotions

Advanced running and training technology for beginners up to elite athletes

If you’re thinking of adding running treadmill to your fitness routine, you’re on the right track! There are several advantages to running on a treadmill versus running outdoors.

Renault-Zoe

The Renault ZOE follows on from the introduction of the electric Fluence ZE and Twizy, but unlike the former, the ZOE was designed from the ground up as an electric vehicle.

When no simple way to find Real Ale was at hand, 4 Ale enthusiasts got together to allow anyone with a smart phone to find Real Ale no matter where they happened to be, this was the birth of the Perfect Pint app.

Quizzes

Amy Winehouse's second album became a classic

Are you an Amy Winehouse superfan?

Read more
I'm only going to say this once: Stand. On. The. Right.

James Bond is Britain’s most famous secret agent, and the capital is its most famous city, so it makes sense that 007 would live and work here when he isn’t gallivanting around the world.

Read more
Can you find the animals hiding in London station names? (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

You may not realise it but there are animals hiding in stations across London? Play our quiz and see if you can you find them:

Read more