Russell Grant's knee operation delayed

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 7 November 2011
Russell Grant

Russell Grant

Russell Grant's knee operation has been delayed so he can carry on taking part in 'Strictly Come Dancing', following fears he may have to quit the BBC One show

Russell Grant's knee operation has been delayed so he can carry on taking part in 'Strictly Come Dancing'.

It was feared the astrologer - who has become the fans' favourite on the BBC One show - would have to quit the competition to undergo surgery, but he has now been given the all-clear by doctors and can carry on performing until he is voted off.

A source told The Sun newspaper: "Russell is over the moon with this. He had no intention of quitting as he loves the show so much - but it looked at one point like he might have to go as he was in a no-win situation.

"The BBC could have asked him to leave if he didn't have the op as it could have affected their insurance. But if he did it he'd have to quit anyway as it would have taken a month to recover.

"This second opinion from another doctor has set the BBC's mind at rest. He'll just have the op when he leaves the show - whenever that is."

Meanwhile, 'Strictly' professional Brendan Cole - who was voted off the show last night (06.11.11) alongside partner Lulu - will return to theatres next year for the 'Brendan Cole - Live and Unjudged' tour.

Brendan will be joined by his fantastic cast of dancers and musicians, for an evening of live music, dazzling performances and all the magic of dance in January and February 2012.

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