"It’s an absolute privilege to be on this show and all I’ve wanted to do every week is just get a little bit better and I’ve done that."
The former rugby player has had injections into his spine after an old back injury flared up.
He and his partner Oti Mabuse will be absent from Saturday night's live show.
Between Dianne Buswell as Miss Piggy and two Avatars dancing a Rumba, it was another surreal night for Strictly.
They're all ready to staaaaaart dancing.
The popular quiz show is undergoing a revamp after the departure of Sue Barker.
One of the things that those of us immersed in the world of rugby are proud of is our sport's ability to help shape individuals