Lisa Riley’s Strictly partner Robin Windsor is out of action after picking up a vomiting bug, leaving the Emmerdale star unsure who she’ll be partnering at the weekend.
Ahead of the live show at Wembley Arena on Saturday, Riley has been practicing with Artem Chigvintsev, who was knocked out of the competition along with his celebrity partner Fern Britton on Sunday. Whether he, Windsor or another dancer will perform with Riley during the show remains to be seen.
Windsor revealed the news of his illness on Twitter, saying “Locked in the house with a nasty tummy bug.”
Riley tweeted: “Thank you so much to @artemchigvintse for helping me today he’s a sweetheart! I do hope my @Robinwindsor can come back! Miss him tonsandtons.”
Windsor’s bout of sickness is the latest in a series of medical problems to befall the professional dancers.
Aliona Vilani was forced to take a month off after fracturing her ankle, while James Jordan suffered a broken nose – after his dancer wife Ola accidentally kicked him in the face during rehearsals – and subsequently picked up ankle tendon injuries that prevented him from training.
Should Windsor recover in time for Saturday, he and Riley will be performing a samba to 70s classic Car Wash.