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13/12/2018 08:43 GMT | Updated 13/12/2018 08:57 GMT

Strictly Come Dancing's Susannah Constantine Reveals She's Injured Ahead Of Final Performance

"You just have to wait for it to heal and I am still in recovery.”

Former ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ star Susannah Constantine has admitted she’s nervous about performing in the this year’s final because she’s recovering from an injury.

Although she was the first star eliminated in this year’s series, Susannah and her former co-stars will all get together for one last group dance in Saturday night’s final, before either Ashley Roberts, Faye Tozer, Joe Sugg or Stacey Dooley is crowned winner.

However, the former ‘What Not To Wear’ star has revealed she has her reservations about the performance, as she is currently injured.

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Susannah Constantine

I have torn an intercostal muscle,” she explained to Closer. “It’s incredibly painful because it’s the muscle that holds the ribs together.

“Lots of people get it when they do Strictly. Kate Silverton has got the same injury and Stacey Dooley did it as well. It is quite common. You just have to wait for it to heal and I am still in recovery.”

She added: “I’ve said to Anton [Du Beke, her Strictly partner], ‘You either have to carry me or I’m not going to move and I’m just going to stand there.’ I can be like a maypole and everyone can dance around me.”

Susannah lasted just two weeks in the current competition, before being sent home after a dance-off against fellow competitor Lee Ryan, who left the following week.

At the time, Susannah said she was devastated to have been the first to leave, but quickly shot down rumours that she’d thrown a strop backstage, branding such reports “bollocks”.

Find out how Susannah gets on in the group number in Saturday night’s live final, which airs from 6.30pm on BBC One.

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