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19/10/2015 10:56 BST | Updated 19/10/2015 10:59 BST

'Strictly Come Dancing' Judge Darcey Bussell Opens Up About Hip Resurfacing Procedure

‘Strictly Come Dancing’ judge Darcey Bussell has opened up about a recent operation, revealing that she had a hip resurfacing procedure performed last year.

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The former ballet dancer has had numerous operations to treat various health issues caused by years of dancing.

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Darcey Bussell

Darcey explains to the Telegraph: “I had the resurfacing because I was too young to have a replacement.

“A lot of retired ballerinas have [hip replacements] but they usually wait until they are in their 60s, not 40s. I just think, look, how lucky are we that we can have titanium put in our bodies and it do wonders."

“Ever since I’ve given up dancing, every physiotherapist or pilates teacher has said you have to keep moving,” she adds.

“If I don’t I’ll have a hundred times more injuries because you get weak areas on your body.

“Looking after myself is something I probably have to be much more conscious of than the average person.

Darcey’s op came 20 years after she was told that her hips were 50% as strong as they should be, due to her grueling dance schedule.

Since joining the ‘Strictly’ panel in 20112, Darcey’s become a huge hit with fans, and she’s currently sandwiched in between Craig Revel-Horwood and Len Goodman, as they evaluate the celebrities’ efforts.

So far this year, there have been a number of standout performances, including Jay McGuiness’s movie week efforts, and Katie Derham’s Viennese Waltz.

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