Kara Tointon struck down with flu
Kara Tointon has been struck down with flu just days before the 'Strictly Come Dancing' final, and is said to be concerned illness will ruin her chances of winning the show altogether.
Kara Tointon has been struck down with flu ahead of the 'Strictly Come Dancing' final.
The former 'EastEnders' actress - who is joined in the final by Matt Baker and Pamela Connelly - is reportedly concerned illness will ruin her chances of winning this year's show.
With the 27-year-old beauty - who is bookies' favourite to take home the 'Strictly' crown this weekend - so ill she has been unable to practice her four routines with professional partner Artem Chingvintsev, Kara is said to be becoming increasingly worried about the final.
An insider explained: "She is desperate to win and fears this will ruin her chances."
Former judge Arlene Phillips - who was controversially replaced by Alesha Dixon on the BBC One show's judging panel last year - has already backed Kara and Artem to win 'Strictly Come Dancing' with their sizzling chemistry.
She recently said: "There is a very powerful aroma around those two. Artem is such a horny male! He is so strong and powerful and she's so delicate and fragile."