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03/11/2018 09:23 GMT

Strictly Come Dancing's Stacey Dooley 'Nearly Threw Up' After Hearing Muscle Tear In Rehearsals

She was hospitalised earlier this week after injuring her rib.

‘Strictly Come Dancing’ contestant Stacey Dooley has said she was on the verge of throwing up after hearing a muscle tear during training. 

The documentary maker had fans worried she had broken a bone after sharing a cryptic post on Instagram earlier this week, but it was later revealed she had injured her rib

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Stacey Dooley

The pain she suffered forced her to miss two days of training for Saturday’s live show, with Stacey detailing how she heard a sickening tear in her intercostal muscle. 

Recalling the moment it happened on spin-off show ‘It Takes Two’, she told host Zoe Ball: “I could feel it niggling me. Then up the Monday I had this going on, and then bang, and I heard it tear.

“I was like, ‘I’m going to throw up’. You know when you hurt yourself so badly you think you’re going to throw up everywhere.

“There was a new choreographer, so I was embarrassed. I swallowed it. Sorry.”

However, Stacey confirmed she is now well enough to perform her street commercial dance with partner Kevin Clifton on Saturday.

So far, the pair have sailed through the competition, scooping their highest score yet in last week’s live show, which saw her channelling Jodie Whittaker for a ‘Doctor Who’-inspired Tango.

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Stacey with partner Kevin Clifton on last week's show

The performance saw Stacey briefly taking over as lead in the routine, a first for a ‘Strictly’ Tango, and a nod to Jodie’s appointment as the first woman to play The Doctor.

Stacey is not the only celebrity to injure herself ahead of this week’s competition, as BBC newsreader Kate Silverton is also recovering after “stripping” the muscle from her rib

‘Strictly Come Dancing’ continues on Saturday at 7.05pm on BBC One. 

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